2017 IBJJF Master World Championships Female Competitor Recap & Results

The 2017 IBJJF Master Worlds has come and gone. It was a weekend with many highs and lows. Competitors from all around the world came together for a shot to return home victoriously with a World Championship title. One hundred and thirteen women went home with that honor, fifteen of […]


How ‘Bout Them Dames

What makes one a leader in this sport?  Being an upper belt?  Being a beast on the mat?  Meh, sure.  We should also consider those natural born leaders who see a need and provoke their own call to service.  Leadership is not a position…it is your ability to influence.  Torrie […]


Finding Your Fight Family

My recent move to Denver Colorado left me excited yet apprehensive. I spent two months searching for the right gym for me in Denver. While I have not found a gym that will replace my Austin community, I have found that it’s important to persist in martial arts and keep […]


Jiu Jitsu Is The Glue That Bonds This Family

With our busy lives how often as a family do you get to spend some quality time together? Sara Fearon is among the many busy mom’s of this world trying to juggle it all. She is a single mother of two, works full time, runs the household and still manages […]


How Learning Self-Defense Can Help with Your Overall Jiu-Jitsu Game

Whether you’re a competitor or a weekend warrior, learning the Gracie Self-Defense can positively enforce the foundation of your game. When applying the self-defense concepts along with a strong fundamental background, you have a bigger pool of offense and defense to draw from. Your movement, your take downs, your frame, […]


Recovery. Recovery. Recovery. The Importance of Having a Recovery Regimen

So you’re rolling. Now what? Congratulate yourself! You’re now starting to apply the techniques you’ve learned in class on another person. But how are you feeling after you train? Sore? Experiencing muscle fatigue?  Neck tightness? Although these are normal side effects, they can grow to become bigger issues the longer […]


Learning The Difference Between Losing and Learning 1

Melissa Myers is one of those women that if she puts her mind to something she will do it and do it well. Five years ago, just one year after the birth of her second son, Myers began her Martial Arts journey.  This small step opened a whole new door […]


Spring into Summer 7 Day Meal Plan with SophiaFIT

Summer is here, and if you’re like me, you may be carrying a few extra pounds from winter. And, much like me, you probably want to shed those pounds. But with all the fad diets out there, how do you know what will work for your body type? We hear […]


Live in the Moment 1

Nathalia Azoff Amaral is no stranger to the world of Martial Arts, but it was Brazilian Jiu Jitsu where she found true happiness.  Azoff Amaral is one of Massachusetts most accomplished female black belts in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She has gone from grappling among the best of the best to […]


Think Jiu-Jitsu Game 1

If Twister and Trivial Pursuit ever had a baby, it would turn out to be something like Think Jiu-Jitsu Game. I have been using this game for the last couple of weeks in the Kid’s program at our academy, for Women’s Self-Defense, and have played in place of some of […]