“Female Soldiers”

Josei Heishi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu



Josei Heishi Jiu Jitsu is a Jiu Jitsu athletic wear brand

created by female athletes for female athletes.

Josei Heishi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Our mission at Josei Heishi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is to create a brand that recognizes girls and women in the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community, just as we are in life, as hardworking, strong and resilient practitioners and athletes. 

Josei Heishi also wants to give back to all of the female athletes and practitioners in the BJJ community, empowering them to be the absolute best they can be, on and off the mats.

Our Founder

Josei Heishi Jiu Jitsu Founder - Leeann Morris
Leeann Morris co-owns and operates World Class Martial Arts in Holmes, PA. Leeann has been practicing martial arts since 1993, when she began training in Tang Soo Do. She currently holds the rank of 4th Degree Black Belt Master Instructor in the art of Tang Soo Do, and instructs children through adult classes regularly at her academy.

In 2010, Leeann wanted to expand her martial arts education further and gave Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a try. She initially began training Jiu Jitsu to further her self-defense knowledge and become a more well-rounded martial artist. She now also enjoys the competitive aspect Jiu Jitsu offers. She enjoys the unique challenges she faces in Jiu Jitsu, and strives to excel the same way as she has in Tang Soo Do. Leeann currently holds the rank of Purple Belt in Brazilian Jiu jitsu. In addition to being a martial artist and business owner  Leeann is also a loving mother to her son, Roman.

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Josei Heishi BJJ News

Rose Stratton 2018 Pan American Champion!

Congratulations to Josei Heishi sponsored athlete, Rose Stratton on her Gold Medal victory! Rose is the co owner of Esteem BJJ in Petaluma, CA. In addition to her recent 2018 Pan AM Championship title she has also accomplished to be a 2017 Pan AM Bronze Medalist...

Josei Heishi Jiu Jitsu, Owner, Leeann Morris on The Kuzushi Podcast

Owner of Josei Heishi Jiu Jitsu, Leeann Morris was recently featured on episode #17 of the Kuzushi Podcast. You can listen here: https://soundcloud.com/user-636530679/the-kuzushi-podcast-episode-17

Blog Post: A Very Candid, No Holds-Barred Uncensored “Coffee Talk” between Almine Barton & Traver Boehm

Almine: Bruises are a big part of my life as a climber, thus having a colleague at the clinic I previously worked at share her own black and blue marks wasn’t a big deal. I would walk into work, bruised up from taking some lead falls climbing, she would walk into work...

2nd Annual Josei Heishi Jiu Jitsu Women’s Camp!

This July join Josei Heishi Jiu Jitsu as we host a weekend long camp the weekend of July 20-22 in Philadelphia, PA!

Josei Heishi Line Expanding!

We are excited to announce we will be adding to our current product line and will be introducing the Josei Heishi Muay Thai brand!

Vanessa Wexler is the 2017 No Gi World Champion!

Wishing a very big congratulations to Josei Heishi Jiu Jitsu sponsored athlete and Co Owner of Gracie Barra Colorado Springs, Vanessa Wexler on her 2017 No Gi World Championship Win!

Blog Post: Almine Barton Interviews Prof. Hillary Wright Van Ornum

Our Core Team Member, Almine Barton recently had the pleasure of doing a Q and A session with Black Belt Professor Hillary Wright Van Ornum from Impact Jiu Jitsu in Portland, OR. FOLLOW PROFESSOR HILLARY WRIGHT VAN ORNUM ON INSTAGRAM: @hillvan   How did you get...

Josei Heishi Jiu Jitsu Blogger: Almine Barton

  Injuries & Surgeries: The emotional component of injury...things no one ever tells you will happen (PART 2)   "People Who Need Help Sometimes Look A Lot Like People Who Don't Need Help." ~Glennon Melton This blog post really could be addressed to anyone recovering...

Josei Heishi Jiu Jitsu in China!

Empowering Women in Jiu Jitsu Worldwide!

Core Team Member Falyn Swerer

Congratulations Vanessa Wexler!

Vanessa Wexler – Gracie Barra Brown Belt Master 1 Female Feather – Master World Champion! We wish a very big Congratulations to our sponsored athlete, Vanessa Wexler on her recent Master World Championship Title!