Get To Know Lee Hee Jin: Second-Degree Black Belt & South Korea’s FIRST Female BJJ Black Belt

As jiu-jitsu continues to spread and grow across the world, it’s important to acknowledge the people who are helping to increase its popularity, especially among communities in which it’s still in its infancy.

South Korea is among the countries seeing a recent surge in BJJ’s popularity, and a large part of that is thanks to pioneers like Lee Hee Jin, who is not only a second-degree black belt, but also South Korea’s first female black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In this vlog from “Tommy B. Goode,” we get the chance to take a look inside the Queen of Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Seoul, South Korea, where the Queen herself teaches BJJ. Take a look and make sure to stop by if you ever take a visit to Seoul!

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Averi is the managing editor for the Jiu-Jitsu Times. She's a purple belt under Andre Oliveira of Pura Vida BJJ in Costa Rica and an ambassador for Grapple Apparel. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @bjjaveri.
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