This started as a blog about training together as a family, in part to inspire other women & families to get involved. As female participation in jiu jitsu has increased, as we have grown as athletes and as we learned that families training together aren’t such an anomaly, the blog has evolved. Jen gets personal with posts on ambition, challenges & achievements in BJJ, CrossFit & with nutrition, while Tom's posts are more educational, informative and analytical in regards to training. On occasion you may hear from the kids.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Little Shifts

By Jen

We received our Naga brochure for the October 30th Tournament. Two things about it made me smile. They expanded the women’s weight classes from two to four divisions. Second, when explaining the family rate they gave the example of a mom and three children competing. Typically the examples have been about dads. Finally, we’re getting somewhere! Women’s (and moms’) participation in tournaments must be growing. Little shifts like these can eventually have a huge impact. Thank you Naga!


  1. What a great way to do BJJ -- training with the whole family! I can only imagine how much riot you have at home, in a fun way :)

    I'm also glad that the organizers now acknowledge the presence of women in the sport. The growing number of women who do BJJ is just a testament that it's a sport for everyone -- those who can take getting crushed and smashed, and those who doesn't mind getting their face on the sweaty mat or in between their opponent's groin :)

    Thanks by the way for visiting my blog, I've recently moved to a new address,

    More power to women in BJJ!

  2. Thanks Jonna. You never know when a hug is going to turn into a takedown around here.