Triin Seppel is one of the founders of the Women’s Jiu Jitsu Championship, a women’s only tournament organization dedicated to empowering women through the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Seppel, a native of Estonia, currently resides in Dallas with her two children. She found her passion for BJJ three years ago and continues to actively train to this day. Along with the WJJC, Seppel also operates Fenom Kimonos, a gi company tailored specifically to women and girls in the sport.
The WJJC will hold its inaugural event on October 9th in Frisco, Texas.
Emily Kwok is a black belt and Mundials champion, a project manager for MGInAction.com, is putting together her own BJJ [social][/social][einset][/einset]program, and runs various grappling camps for women with other notable female BJJ practitioners.
She recently sat down and offered to shed some light for us about women in grappling.
BJJ Legends: Why is BJJ good for women? What can women gain from learning it? Emily Kwok: From a fitness standpoint, this sport has helped me integrate daily activity into a lifestyle. I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been (at 30) and it’s made me appreciate how much our bodies are capable of doing.[bjj][/bjj]