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South African Girls in Gi 2017 camp

October 30, 2017 | No Comments

Announcement: 2017 South African Girls in Gi Camp! Join us at Renzo Gracie Academy Cape Town! 4 November at 3 pm for an open mat and shared learning (R50 mat fee). 5 November, a full day event with Nika Scwinden, multiple world champion (R500)!   We will always aim to unite all women in BJJ not […]

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A build up to Women’s Month

July 3, 2017 | No Comments

A build up to women’s day, Protect your body with BJJ!

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Cauliflower ear

August 22, 2016 | No Comments

Cauliflower ear AUGUST 21, 2016 / PCYND Hi everyone! I apologize for the long break between posts. I’m currently doing my general surgery posting and it’s been pretty grueling. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get back into the groove of writing. Today we’ll be talking about cauliflower ear and auricular hematomas. Cauliflower ear is the permanent deformity […]

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Cape Town Ladies Open Mat

July 18, 2016 | No Comments

Please join us on Women’s Day in Cape Town for our Ladies Only Open Mat with lunch afterwards at Eden on the Bay – Restaurant: TBA. 9 August 9 AM Gracie Jiu Jitsu Cape Town  

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The fear of rolling with other women

July 16, 2016 | No Comments

I was fearless, that is, until I went to an all-female open mat.

All of a sudden I was surrounded by women that did jiu-jitsu. I was nervous and had no idea how to act around them. We seemed to notice everything about each other: hair, makeup, new gi, old gi, new belt, old belt, patches, nail polish, braids, embroidery, no kids, lots of kids, big chest, small butt, weird lips…. I was not in Kansas anymore.

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Women reaching high level belts in BJJ

July 2, 2016 | No Comments

BJJ has been a personal journey for most practitioners, most are very honest in saying how it changed or even saved their lives. It is this essence that I tried to capture in talking specifically to local female practitioners about what they love and why they stuck with BJJ.

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SA’s First Women’s only BJJ comp

July 2, 2016 | No Comments

If ever there was a throwback, this is it. This is an article I did with Jess Mouneimne at Pretty Tuff 3 Years ago shortly after our first women’s only BJJ comp.

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A Penny Saved is A Penny Earned

December 10, 2015 | No Comments

Penny Thomas, SA’s first South African Girl in Gi and BJJ Blackbelt Original article by Sharicka Long-O’Neill (Girls in Gis) Imagine having all of your ambitions lined up: a career in the IT industry in full swing and job security but a desire even greater than that.  We all dream about quitting our mundane careers, taking […]

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8 Best Fat Burning Foods To Help Your Jiu-Jitsu Performance

October 19, 2015 | No Comments

Have you ever wished that eating right would help you lose weight? Combined with regular BJJ training, these super foods will help you shed the pounds and become a better grappler.

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South African Girls in Gi Camp Video

October 9, 2015 | No Comments

Cape Town Fight Scene produced a video of our inaugural 2015 SAGIG Women’s only camp. 31 Ladies attended 2 full days with Penny Thomas and 2 representatives of Sweaty Betties, Trish and Lori. Awesome job by Larry and Angus.  

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