Keep your eye on this little Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) dynamo! Direct from her Facebook page:
Hi, my name is Courtney aka The Dragon or DrewJitsu.
“I have been doing BJJ since Feb. 2010, 5 days a week an hour 1/2 a day and privates every other Friday and still get the best grades in school.
Recently signed with Hakai Kimonos & Fight Co., Inc / Matrat Kimonos; looking forward to representing Matrat at WAR in all my upcoming tournaments. Thank you Matrat!!
Currently, I am training at A-Team in Westminster, CA with Master Ali and Chris Ruotolo and part of the A-Team Kids Competition Team; 3x Kids & Teens World Champions and I took gold in both Gi and No-Gi.
I have competed in over 35 tournaments and placed in all but one. I wear a different pair of crazy knee-high socks and Indian Braids to every tourney for good luck .
When I am not training I enjoy hanging out with my Grandma, going to the beach, swimming, riding bikes, walks to the park, skateboarding, fishing, soccer, playing with my sister and sparring in the garage with my dad.
Thank you Master Ali and ALL my fans, friends, team mates and Sponsors for your continued support, gear and $ donations. Please check my page often for upcoming tourneys, pictures, and announcements.”
Courtney’s website: www.courtneycardoza.com
Courtney Cardoza – Tournament List
*~* TOURNAMENTS *~*
* 2010- Season Opener- w/Gracie Barra- all awarded medals
* 2010- South Bay- 4th Place
* 2010- Kids Worlds BJJ- 2nd Place
* 2010- Best of the West- w/Gi- 2nd Place
* 2010- Best of the West- w/No Gi- 3rd Place
* 2010- SoCal Youth Cage Grappling Championships- 2nd Place
* 2010- Fightleague Grappling Championships- 1st Place
* 2010- Fightleague Grappling Championships- 2nd Place Open Div.
* 2010- Jiu-Jitsu Pro Gear- 3rd Place
* 2010- Grappling X- 1st Place
* 2010- North American BJJ Championship- 1st Place
* 2011- Operation Grapple- 1st Place
* 2011- Grappling X- G- 1st Place
* 2011- NABJJ- All Americas- 2nd Place
* 2011- Kids Pans- 1st Place
* 2011- Operation Grapple- 2nd Place
* 2011- Abu Dhabi- Gi- 3rd Place
* 2011- Abu Dhabi- No Gi- 2nd Place
* 2011- 14th Copa Pacifica- Gi- 1st Place
* 2011- 14th Copa Pacifica- Gi- Open Division- 1st Pace
* 2011- California State Pankration Championships- 2nd Place
* 2011- Grappling X- Long Beach- 3rd Place
* 2011- NAGA- Arizona- Girls NoGi- 1st Place & Sword
* 2011- NAGA- Arizona- Mixed Boys & Girls NoGi- 1st Place & Sword
* 2011- NAGA- Arizona- Mixed Boys & Girls Gi- 1st Place & Sword
* 2011- NAGA- Arizona- Super Fights Gi- 2nd Place
* 2011- Jean Jacques Machado- 1st Place
* 2011- Grappling X- San Diego- Gi 1st Place
* 2011- Grappling X- San Diego- No Gi 2nd Place
* 2011- LA International- Carson- 1st Place
* 2011- Kids & Teens Bjj Worlds- Gi 1st Place
* 2011- Kids & Teens BJJ Worlds- No Gi 1st Place & Bike
* 2011- Best of the West- No Gi 1st Place & The Belt
* 2011- NABJJ- Long Beach- 1st Place- Advanced
* 2011- NAGA- Las Vegas- 3rd Place- Advanced
* 2011- NAGA- Las Vegas- Mixed- 1st Place & Sword
* 2011- NAGA- Las Vegas- Open- 1st Place
* 2011- NAGA- Las Vegas- 1st Place- Interm. & Sword
* 2011- Joe Moreira- OC- 1st Place
* 2011- CQuence- Norco- 1st Place
* 2011- NABJJF NoGi- 1st Place