For your information

I feel that all of my Brazilian Jiu Jitsu siblings, teammates and friends should be aware of the following disturbing turn of events. The IBJJF has blacklisted Georgette Oden- veteran ring coordinator, BJJ blogger, and competitor- from working at their events. Their stated reason is that she has “an active voice and takes stands”. This means that they do not like the fact that Georgette writes on her personal blog about sexual assault awareness, including the outing and publicizing of offenders within our martial arts community. You can read the full text on Georgette’s blog. I feel that we should all be aware of the IBJJF’s policies on this matter so that we can make informed decisions about our dealings with this organization. Please disseminate. Thank you.


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