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Australian Girls in Gi

2 weeks to go ladies! Rolling in the Gold Coast with like minded girls... Not sure what that means.... Well I guess kinda bonkers but real good peeps, lol. LET'S ROLL! ...

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AGIG ALL GIRLS ROLLING!!

May 3, 2014, 10:00am

Fabio Galeb BJJ Academy Gold Coast 13 Northview Street , Mermaid Beach, QLD 4218

An amazing event that encourages all women from the young to the young at heart, any gym, any belt! Just bring your love for BJJ with you and leave with lifetime memories, friendships and a deeper appreciation for women living the BJJ Life! Non competitive environment, Gi & No Gi encouraged. $20.00 entry fee to go towards Healthy food platters and taking the hassle out of you having to prepare anything. However food is optional to bring, especially if you have any special dietary requirements. Under 14yr are free! Suitable for beginners to Advanced, no politics

Australian Girls in Gi

BLITZ MAG - Camp 2014 Review: Female Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners from across Australia and New Zealand gathered in February for the fourth annual Australian Girls In Gi camp held at Dominance Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Melbourne, Australia. The event is the largest female only BJJ camp in the world and attracted 85 attendees, the best turnout in the camp’s history. Sophia McDermott-Drysdale, Australia’s first female Black-belt, was flown from the United States to coach all the technical sessions throughout the two day event. The event kicked off with a few words from Australian Girls in Gi founder, Jess Fraser, as well as McDerrmott-Drysdale and Dominance MMA owner David Hart. From there, the girls moved straight in to the first of four technical sessions. Each session was capped with almost an hour of timed sparring rounds, giving each participant a rare opportunity to roll with other females across a wide spectrum of ages and belt ranks. Ten fortunate coloured-belts had their names drawn at random for the additional opportunity to roll with McDermott-Drysdale herself, and everyone in attendance had the opportunity to watch them go. In addition to McDermott-Drysdales instruction, the camp included a number of seminars with professionals in their field, including sports psychologist Tra-ill Dowie, mobility specialist Tia Vasilijevic and dietary expert Gavin Howard. This year’s camp also saw the introduction of the teen ‘star league’, where several members had their attendance sponsored by AGIG. These juniors were offered fully paid attendance, accommodation, flights and transfers from interstate. On Saturday evening, the group were treated to a special video of well wishes from a collection of global BJJ stars including Michelle Nicolini, Jean Jacques Machado, Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu, Ruben Cobrinha, Brian Ebersole, Rener Gracie and many more. Another video was sent by Kortney Olson of Kamp Konfidence in Queensland, viewed as a prelude to the women in attendance making ‘The Pledge’ - a statement of positivity, non judgment and body acceptance. Sunday afternoon consisted of a group Q&A session where all attendees had the opportunity to dicuss issues relevant to females in BJJ. Topics discussed included training during pregnancy, maintaining health and fitness through injury and how to encourage a positive and supportive team atmosphere. “The popular opinion was that the two-day event had gone by far too fast,” said AGIG’s Fraser. “(The camp) is a rare opportunity for women in jiu-jitsu to gather together, and to learn and share with one another. The 2014 event was yet another great success. It was well received and highly praised as past events.” For more information on Australian Girls In Gi, please visit http://www.facebook.com/groups/australiangirlsingi/ ...

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Sophia McDermott DrysdaleJess I would love a copy of this mag. Are you able to bring one over to the states and I can pay you when you get here?1   ·  16 hours ago

Jess FraserYep, will grab you one :)16 hours ago

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Australian Girls in Gi

Proud AGIGs Demi Butler and Jess Fraser bringing home some well earned bling from this years Abu Dhabi World Pro. The female Aussie team this year was small but strong. All girls winning matches and mixing it up well with the best in the world. Really proving that we deserve to be there. The Aussie female team are hoping this continued great result inspires our other girls to train hard for and enter the next Australian trials. More girls entered = more prizes awarded = more Aussie representatives at this World class competition = more results that we deserve. Dream. Believe. Achieve. Get training ladies! ...

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Daniel Woodcongrats ladies!1   ·  4 days ago

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Australian Girls in Gi

Epic turn out for the NSW Women's Roll Call/Open Mat held at Garage Jiu Jitsu, Sydney. If you're in NSW ladies make sure you check out: NSW Women's Jiu Jitsu Network https://www.facebook.com/groups/230757693705619/ ...

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Congrats to Aralai on her grading to grey belt. Very cool indeed. AGIGs of every size, age, shape, growing stronger and earning their well deserved gradings. Congratulations Butterfly, we love this! ...

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Our gorgeous AGIGs also rock their No Gi all over the World. Fiona Muxlow, inspiration, ambassador, leader, No Gi World Champ & all things awesome. Ebersole didn't stand a chance. Haha. Classic. Great pic Fi! ...

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Wonderful news! Boofy receives her brown. Congratulations Boofy! Hard work paying off. ...

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Ladies class at the UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation in Abu Dhabi. ...

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AGIG Alex Chambers training with Tate and the girls at Couture's in Vegas! Awesome pic. Awesome chicks. ...

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