Para-BJJ’s Jess Munter Beats Black Belt for SJJIF, Shows Off Belt Tying Collab

Some of you already know Jess Munter, the young and fiercely inspiring blue belt who’s been making a name for herself while helping grow the sport of para jiu-jitsu. We featured Munter back in April, and are happy to update that she’s just become a two-time SJJIF Para World Champion. Munter won her division this weekend, beating a black belt to take the gold in Long Beach, California:

I went against my biology today. Instead of fleeing, I fought. They told me I would fight a black belt and I was scared,…

Posted by Jess Munter on Sunday, November 10, 2019

Munter is a full-time college student studying psychology and kinesiology when she’s not competing. She trains out of Bellingham BJJ and Imperial Jitz in Washington. She also shared the behind the scenes awesomeness that is adaptive grapplers helping each other tie belts before competing, so we’re throwing her another four points for the feelgood video of the week:

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Kimberly Kaye
Kimberly Kaye is a purple belt under NOLA MMA's Professor Matthias Meister, Mestre Valencio Cocada, and Ray Lopez. When she's not being choked or kicked by large Louisianians, she's an integrative wellness coach working primarily with fighters and autoimmune disease patients. In her free time she rehabilitates of deaf bully breed dogs no one else wants. Kimberly coexists with the rare diseases CIPO and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome, and is an advocate for disabled individuals in the martial arts community and world at large.
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