Black belt world champion Dominyka Obelenyte is petitioning IBJJF to change how the biggest, and most profitable organization in BJJ doles out prize money to women at their Pro events. New York BJJ Pro Championship, scheduled to take place in November, offers $4,000.00 to the first place winner in each weight class for male black belt competitors. For female black belts the prize money is $1,500.00, and only offered to the open weight class winner. Please sign the petition if you believe that women should receive equal prize money at IBJJF Pro tournaments.
Please support #equalpaytuesday by posting a photo with a sign #equalpayforbjj and tag all the major players in BJJ. Make it big; make it fair for women’s jiu-jitsu!