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Photo Highlights from the WBJJF Southern Regional Championships





By TXMMA Staff // Mike Calimbas Photography

 

Female BJJ practitioners in focus at the latest event put on by the Women’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation

 

JUSTIN, TX – The Women’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (WBJJF) held their most recent event at Northwest High School in Justin, TX this past weekend. Founded last year, the WBJJF’s main goal is to provide a venue exclusively for female athletes to meet and compete. And while competition is always in focus, the WBJJF events are also focused on charity, with NPO’s such as RescueHer.org, RestoreHer, and Hope for the Silent Voices all hosting a presence at this latest tournament.

The 2nd edition of the WBJJF South Regional Championship featured girls and women from the ages of 3 and up competing in both gi and nogi divisions. Competitors came mostly from the DFW area but some drove up from Houston and other cities around Texas we well. Overall it was a smaller tournament but one with a refreshing feel considering the focus exclusively on women’s BJJ. Some of the best matches of the day included Katharine Harrison who performed really well in both the gi and nogi divisions. Also impressing were Christy Ludwick out of NDBJJ and Kristine Felts, who stepped out of her role as tourney organizer to compete in the gi division.

The kids were adorable as well with the youngest ones stepping out on the mats to have a little bit of fun and get a taste of what competing is all about while the older ones, like Jessie Crane of Alvarez BJJ,  were a bit more serious when it came to competing to win. In fact she did well and won in both her youth AND adult divisions, securing gold in every division she competed in.

Even MMA fighters like Invicta FC’s Jinh Yu Frey stepped out on short notice to compete in support of the female grappling community.

Overall, good times to be had at the WBJJF tournament. Be on the lookout for their next event this coming October. Until then, check out the photo highlights below and make sure to check out the complete tournament photo album available for print and download order via Mike Calimbas Photography.

 

WBJJF Southern Regionals – Select Match Videos

 

 

 

WBJJF Southern Regionals – Photo Highlights

 
Compete tournament photo album available for print and download order via Mike Calimbas Photography.
 

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Alvarez BJJ girls along with Roberto Kaelin’s Sophia Schneckenburger.

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The team from BVMMA out of Bryan, TX.

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Tourney organizer Kristine Felts receiving support from her referees.

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Kat Harrison wins her brown belt match.

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Toe hold attempt.

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13 year old Jessie Crane picks up a win over Invicta fighter Jinh Yu Frey.

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Great match.

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Wild hair don’t care.

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Spectators looking on.

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Battle braids.

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Amber Stautzenburger Grimsley speaks up about Hopes for Silent Voices.

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Karen Kovach, Amber Stauzenburger Grimsley and Jinh Yu Frey.

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Tough competition.

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WBJJF rashguards on display.

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Armbar in the women’s nogi division.

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Ground Dwellers’ Riley King on photo duty.

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All smiles.

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It’s about competition but it’s also about enjoying the roll.

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Future female black belts.

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Chloe Bush manning the table. Rescue a life.

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Texas strong.

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Restore her.






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