GMA member Kristina Barlaan of Gustavo Dantas Jiu-Jitsu in Arizona has headed female open mats since her first event in February 2011. The event is called Inspire Open Mat and the next event is coming up soon!
The event has always been held in Arizona and AZ BJJer’s like Mackenzie Dern and Luciana Dias are regulars. This next event to be held on September 14 will be in the bay area at Caio Terra’s GMA Institute of Martial Arts.
Kristina says, “… along with it being an opportunity to help grow the female Jiu-Jitsu community in the Bay Area, I will also be holding a fundraising raffle to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness.”
To be a part of this event please head to the facebook page for updates: www.facebook.com/InspireBJJ
Registration will be open shortly!