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Inspiring weekend for women’s Jiu-Jitsu


Photo Courtesy Gracie Mag

This past weekend, on August 20, GMA Gustavo Dantas purple belt Kristina Barlaan (Nova União) hosted the Second installment of Inspire, a women-only open mat in Mesa, Arizona. With over 65 ladies representing 24 different schools registered, some of whom made the trip over from Las Vegas and Southern California, it has become apparent that not only is female Jiu-Jitsu expanding, its opening doors and breaking barriers. Kristina Barlaan speaks on how her simple idea is starting to make some major waves…

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