JESS FRASER

Abu Dhabi Pro Trials 2013

Black belt Jess Fraser is the creator and driving force behind Australian Girls in Gi (AGIG).  She is fiercely proud to be the leader of this groundbreaking group which is currently, & forever will be, club and affiliate neutral.

Jess recognises the need for cultivating an all inclusive culture and community to proactively effect the retention and growth of participation levels within our sport, particularly in regard to females athletes. Through AGIG, Jess has proactively worked on this goal, focusing on fostering community development and cultural change, large scale female focused events, online and hands-on member support, and technical development camps with great result since 2010.

In the past 7 years,  Jess has not only excelled as a competitor (representing Australia 3 times in Abu Dhabi, medalling twice in those appearances, as well as bringing home a silver medal from the World Championships in LA) she has also worked tirelessly in her contribution to the community. She has created and managed over 40 competitions (small to large scale), as well as running the largest female only events currently held in the world (last attendance for 3 day camp was 135+ women), all while moderating and managing the vast AGIG community.

She continues to support and inspire women throughout Australasia daily via the online AGIG community, with a membership base of over 1100 female athletes as well as in person at female centric events, seminars and training sessions.

If you have not yet met her, she’s probably most keen to meet you where she’s at her best – in a gi and on the mats.


Media:
Jess interviewed by BJJ Brick Podcast – Discussion for newer grapplers.

Jess interviewed by Vitality Hackers – Self Defence therapy.

Jess interviewed by Lateline on ABC – The rise of popularity for women in martial arts

Jess featured in High Tension music clip – with the AGIG crew

Jess interviewed Hera Magazine – What is AGIG?

Jess interviewed by Stuart Cooper – Description and review of Camp #5, 2015.

Jess interviewed by Down Under BJJ Radio – Talking AGIG and Aussie BJJ.

Jess interviewed by Sunrise – Rolling with the Australian Girls in Gi crew

Jess in New Idea – Fighting Back

Jess interviewed by Women’s Weekly – Self Defence, community & The Wonder Women Project

Jess commended by White Ribbon – Community work & development.

Jess interviewed by The Age –  Australian Girls In Gi

Jess interviewed by SportsVault – Competition & Training

Jess interviewed by The Age – Self Defence


 


 

COMPETITION RECORD

BROWN BELT –

GOLD | February 2016 | NAGA Las Vegas | 61kg Gi
GOLD | February 2016 | NAGA Las Vegas | Open Weight Gi
GOLD | February 2016 | NAGA Lsa Vegas | Open Weight No Gi
GOLD | October 2015 | Pan Pacific Championships | 66kg Gi
GOLD | October 2015 | Pan Pacific Championships | Open Weight Gi
GOLD | October 2015 | Pan Pacific Championships | Open Weight No Gi
1st        | October 2015 | Pan Pacific Championships | Female Adult Team
GOLD | February 2015 | Australiasian Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials | 75kg
SILVER | February 2015 | Australiasian Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials | +75kg open weight

PURPLE BELT –

GOLD | September 2014 | The Machados Gathering | 61kg
GOLD | September 2014 | The Machados Gathering | Open Weight
1st        | September 2014 |  The Machados Gathering | Most Technical Female Competitor
SILVER | April 2014 | Abu Dhabi World Pro | 72kg
GOLD | November 2013 | Australiasian Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials | u66kg
GOLD | November 2013 | Australiasian Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials | Light Open Weight
GOLD | September 2013 | Australian Championships GTA | 69kg
GOLD | September 2013 | Australian Championships GTA | Open Weight
GOLD | September 2013 | The Machados ‘Gathering’ | 74kg
GOLD | September 2013 | The Machados ‘Gathering’ | Open Weight
GOLD | August 2013 | Australian Cup | 69kg Gi
GOLD | August 2013 | Australian Cup | 69kg No Gi
GOLD | August 2013 | Australian Cup | Gi Open weight
GOLD | August 2013 | Submission Only MG
GOLD | April 2013 | Synergy Pro | 64kg Gi
GOLD | April 2013 | Synergy Pro | Open Weight Gi
GOLD | February 2013 | Abu Dhabi Pro Trials (Sydney) | <63kg Purple/Brown/Black
GOLD | November 2012 | Pan Pacific Championships | 66kg Gi
GOLD | November 2012 | Pan Pacific Championships | 66kg No Gi
SILVER | November 2012 | Pan Pacific Championships | Open weight Gi
GOLD | July 2012 | Synergy Pro | Open Weight

BLUE BELT –
SILVER | June 2012 | IBJJF World Championships, Los Angeles | 64kg
GOLD | May 2012 | Australian Jiu Jitsu Classic | 66kg Gi
GOLD | May 2012 | Australian Jiu Jitsu Classic | Open Weight Open Belt
GOLD | May 2012 | QLD State Championships | 66kg Gi
GOLD | May 2012 | QLD State Championships | 66kg No Gi
GOLD | May 2012 | QLD State Championships Blue-Black | Open weight Gi
BRONZE | April 2012 | Abu Dhabi World Pro, Abu Dhabi | Open weight
GOLD | April 2012 | Victorian State Championships | 66kg Gi
GOLD | April 2012 | Victorian State Championships | 66kg No Gi
GOLD | April 2012 | Victorian State Championships | Open weight Gi
GOLD | April 2012 | Victorian State Championships | Open weight No Gi
1st        | April 2012 | Victorian State Championships | Female Adult Team
GOLD | November 2011 |Abu Dhabi Pro Trials, New Zealand | Open weight
GOLD | September 2011 | Pan Pacific Championships | 71kg Gi
GOLD | September 2011 | Pan Pacific Championships | 71kg No Gi
GOLD | September 2011 | Pan Pacific Championships | Open Weight No Gi
SILVER | September 2011 | Pan Pacific Championships | Open Weight Gi
1st        | September 2011 | Pan Pacific Championships | Most Technical Female Competitor
1st        | September 2011 | Pan Pacific Championships | Female Adult Team
GOLD | June 2011 | Australian Cup | 64kg Gi
GOLD | June 2011 | Australian Cup | 64kg Nogi
GOLD | June 2011 | Australian Cup | Open weight Gi
GOLD | June 2011 | Australian Cup |  Open weight No Gi
BRONZE | April 2011 | South Australian State Championship | 61kg Nogi (men’s division).
GOLD | March 2011 | Victorian State Championships | 61kg Gi
GOLD | March 2011 | Victorian State Championships | 61kg No Gi
GOLD | March 2011 | Victorian State Championships | Open Weight Gi
GOLD | March 2011 | Victorian State Championships | Open Weight No Gi
1st        | March 2011 | Most Technical Female Competitor | Victorian State Championships
1st        | March 2011 | Victorian State Championships | Female Adult Team
SILVER | January 2011 | Australiasian ADCC Trials | u60kg

WHITE BELT-
GOLD | September 2010 | Pan Pacific Championships | 67kg Gi
GOLD | September 2010 | Pan Pacific Championships | 67kg No Gi
GOLD | September 2010 | Pan Pacific Championships | Open Weight Gi
SILVER | September 2010 | Pan Pacific Championships | Open Weight No Gi
1st        | September 2010 | Pan Pacific Championships | Female Adult Team