UPDATE: Registration is now closed. Thank you for your support! We look forward to seeing you on Saturday! Athletes, please plan on being at the venue no later than 9:30 AM for a brief rules meeting. You will then be given approximately 30 additional minutes to finish your warm up, and matches will start shortly after 10:00 AM.
We are proud to announce the inaugural Impact Jiu Jitsu @ Industrial Strength "Empow(HER)" Women's Jiu Jitsu Tournament.
This is a Round Robin, Submission Only Tournament. Each participant is guaranteed at least 2 matches. Gi Only, ages 18 and up.
There is no required entry fee for the event, but after you register you will be lead to a screen where you may choose to make an optional $35 donation to Rose Haven women's shelter (details about Rose Haven below). We will also be accepting cash donations for Rose Haven at the event.
The "Empow(HER)" Women's Jiu Jitsu Tournament is inspired by the limitless positive energy, encouragement and support the women of the Jiu Jitsu community have for each other. The competitive aspect of BJJ can be a fairly daunting and somewhat intimidating undertaking at first but by being surrounded by such a welcoming group of ladies, the fun and learning begin almost immediately. The result of such a cohesive community are astounding. Both experienced belts and first timers learn to grow and empower each other through the medium of jiu jitsu resulting in increased overall confidence, body awareness, athleticism, strength and caring for one another.
Women empowering women.
By way of developing social awareness and competitor /spectator donations, the "Empow(HER)" Women's Jiu Jitsu Tournament will also be partnering with the Rose Haven, a Portland community services center that focuses their resources in serving women and children experiencing the trauma of abuse, loss of home and other disruptive life challenges. "Rose Haven’s mission is to maintain a safe, respectful community while providing their guests with support and services to assist them in regaining stability in their lives."
Women empowering women.
The go only competition tournament series will be hosted at Impact Jiu Jitsu @ Industrial Strength in northwest Portland, Oregon. All levels and weight classes are welcome. It will be held quarterly with the first event on October 3, 2015. ALL of the competitor entry fees and spectator donations will go towards Rose Haven. Ultimately our hopes are that we bring forth a level of awareness to the greater community about Rose Haven's efforts and outreach through our Jiu Jitsu community.
Thank you for your support!