The biggest jiu-jitsu tournament of the year, with a record number of women in every division, is over. The days when one match guaranteed you a medal are over. Women were fighting at least 3-4 matches to even have a chance to place on the podium. Many left the mats broken-hearted, in tears, and soul-searching. Others were ecstatic that the hard work had paid off, and that luck was on their side.
Here are some of our favorite photos of the 2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. We hope you enjoy them!
infamous double guard pull.
Open guard vs inverted guard.
I hate when this happens.
Your worst jiu-jitsu nightmare.
Did I win?
I won big time!
I didn’t win.
I didn’t win either.
Till next year, ladies!
Love the photos. I love beyond words seeing this sport picking up for women. To all those female black and brown belts that paved the way for the up and coming women. #dreamsinBJJ