South African Girls in Gi (SAGIG) Launch

South Africa has many talented women who practice BJJ, SAGIG aims to grow exponentially the amount of women actively training BJJ.

Our first Women’s Only Camp will be held later this year and will provide a safe space for women to train and grown with BJJ.  Penny Thomas, South Africa’s first and only Black Belt, will be our coach for the weekend.

I urge all female grapplers to send an email to to book a spot on the camp or to get more info.

In the mean time, something from two of Penny’s training partners:

They say if you want to be the best you need to drill, drill, drill! Here are female world champion black belts Leticia Ribeiro and Beatriz Mesquita moving through some of their most effective training drills – try them out next time you’re in the gym.