“I am a year into my jits journey. The community of people is beyond incredible and the community of women within the community is even more so. It is uplifting and empowering to come together in this setting (far different than say a women’s networking group). There is a baseline level of respect presented when meeting one another for the the first time; no sense of judgement. I love that so much. I don’t feel like I have to sell myself or prove myself. We are all there for the same purpose of learning to be stronger, learning to smash and be smashed! That energy was able to flow freely at this event. It amplifies my hunger for this martial art. I am so grateful!”

-Meghan Jenkins of Portland Oregon