Empower, Educate, Elevate On & Off the Mats

Watermelon Cilantro Salad

Written by: Nicole Houle This delicious Watermelon salad not only tastes amazing, it hydrates you at the same time.  It can be served as a side, dessert, or a as a snack. Watermelon Cilantro Salad:   Ingredients: Watermelon 4 cups... Continue Reading →


Jiujiteiras of Oregon Series “Michelle Johnson”

Written By: Natalie Whitson   While Amanda, Louisa, and Michelle call the greater Portland area home, the Oregon Coast also offers great places to roll. Michelle Johnson is a purple belt out of Adamson Bros. Jiu Jitsu (also known as... Continue Reading →

Laura Weldon teaches how to take the back from Top Quarter Mount.

Written By: Denise Houle Photo credits: Rolling and the Punches, IBJJF   Laura Weldon is a 1st degree Brown Belt under Ranieri Paiva and trains out of R.P. BJJ in Atlanta, GA.  Laura is a 2 time IBJJF Master's World... Continue Reading →

V8 Juice aka Happy Heart Juice

Written by: Johnette Cueto Owner and Founder of ReViVe Raw Juice Tucson, AZ   I call this recipe "Happy Heart Juice" This yummy deliciousness will keep you coming back for more. This juice is a fun, light, refreshing drink you can... Continue Reading →

Jiujiteiras of Oregon Series “Jen Whetsell”

Written By: Natalie Whitson   Another Portland area Jiujiteira of note is Jen Whetsell, a blue belt at Next Level Martial Arts & Fitness. On deck to earn her purple belt, Jen started the sport in 2012 after watching her... Continue Reading →

Jiujiteiras of Oregon Series “Louisa Bruschi”

Written By: Natalie Whitson   Oregon has a proud wrestling tradition, and the Rose City (Portland’s nickname) abounds with grapplers. Across town, Louisa Bruschi is a purple belt out of Five Rings Jiu Jitsu. A practitioner of the gentle art... Continue Reading →

Jiujiteiras of Oregon Series “Amanda Diggins”

Written By: Natalie Whitson   The earliest establishment of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Oregon is lost to the mists of time, but dates back at least as far as 1992, when Matt Thornton established the Straight Blast Gym in Portland.... Continue Reading →

Pans Master Women Take Their Place on the Mats

Written by: Natalie Whitson   The Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship is one of four IBJJF 'Grand Slam' events, which also includes Europeans, Brazilian Nationals, and Worlds. As in many years past, this year’s Pans was held at the Bren Center,... Continue Reading →

Caitlin Huggins shows how to sweep from the Bottom Half Guard Using the Banana Hammock Sweep.

Elevate Jiu Jitsu Mag presents Caitlin Huggins, Black Belt and Instructor out of Top Martial Arts and Fitness located in Pineville, North Carolina.  In this video Caitlin shows how to escape being stuck in the bottom half guard and then... Continue Reading →

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