Today just reminded me of a funny story. About four years ago I was trying to convince @sport_ellu to start training brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Knowing that she is one of the most competitive people in the world, I promised her that after one year of training she would win the ADCC amateur Finnish championships. She came to her first Bjj class and was instantly hooked.
About six months later we travelled together to Los Angeles for the EBI 3 event. She was so eager to compete herself that we also had to make a trip to San Diego for a Naga event. She won the expert division as a white belt which later prevented her from participating the competition I originally promised to help her win. She wasn't too happy about it to say the least 😄
Fast forward to this day. Today she competed at the ADCC world championships which is pretty much the equivalent of Olympics in the grappling world. After a crazy battle in front of the amazing home crowd she was able pull of a victory against multiple times Ibjjf world champion and reigning ADCC champion Mackenzie Dern.
With this victory she earned her spot at the semifinals that continue tomorrow. I can't wait to see her perform there!
Only the sky is the limit when it comes to Ellu. She is a beast and she will go after the gold tomorrow because that's what she always does🏆😎
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