Meet female BJJ athlete, blue belt, Firefighter and Unstoppable Girl, Tracy Doyle.
“I’m 41 years old. I’m a full time Fire fighter based in London. I have a first dan black belt in judo. I’m currently a Blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu. I have been training BJJ for 19 months.
I absolutely love training BJJ. Its turned my life round. My body shape has changed completely. I feel so much fitter. I feel confident. I feel pumped after I have trained. I love competing. I feel alive. I have made some amazing friends.”
The UKBJJA is launching a major campaign called “Unstoppable Girl” to get more women involved in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The launch coincides with the release of UKBJJA short film Jiu Jitsu Woman – http://bit.ly/1RILFEf.
“Unstoppable Girl” involves national women only training events, social media, an education and fundraising campaign to get girls and women involved in the sport. A number of “Unstoppable Girl” Ambassadors; based throughout the UK. Each event will offer the opportunity for individuals to talk to existing practitioners about the benefits of BJJ, how it has helped them, and what it’s like to train and be part of the BJJ family. You can follow the campaign and check out what’s happening at www.ukbjja.org, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @ukbjja #unstoppablegirl.