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Welcome to Beauty and the Gi, the BJJ podcast about jiu-jitsu and life from the female perspective.

Feb 3, 2021

Black Belt Kristina Barlaan visits the podcast. We’re talking about mental health and jiu-jitsu, why she’s always dancing, and her teaching philosophy.

We’re so excited to learn from Kristina Barlaan at Roll Model Grappling camp in 2021!

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Nov 11, 2020

How do you start a women’s Brazilian jiu-jitsu program? Should you offer classes for women only? How do you get women to try Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? How do you build community and support with your team?

We are diving into these questions and more in the 100th episode of Beauty and the Gi. Jennifer Risser Guthrie...

Oct 15, 2020

Strength training specifically for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and creating more affirming spaces are big discussions in this episode with Jess Sunier. Jess is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt and owner of FitPower LLC in Milwaukee, WI.


3:58 How Jess is working to change gym culture by creating affirming spaces

Oct 1, 2020

Natalie Boss is a lifelong student of martial arts. She is a brown in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo.

Natalie is also a registered dietician that brings a wholistic performance approach to the work she does with female athletes.

We cover a lot of ground in this episode.

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Sep 16, 2020

Roll Model 2020 Grappling Camp Q and A panel with AJ Clingerman, Rachel Casias, Hillary VanOrnum, Jessica Sunier, Natalie Boss, and Jennifer Risser.

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