Sponsored Athletes


Meet the Josei Heishi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team!

Fully Sponsored Athletes

JEN ALLEN RUSSELL

Sponsored Athletes - Jen Allen Russell

Professor Jen was awarded her Black Belt September, 2013 under Professor Tom DeBlass and Ricardo Almeida. Jen is also a very active black belt competitor in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She started her martial arts career with 5 years of muay thai kickboxing. In 2004, Jen started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by joining Professor Ricardo Almeida’s team.

She quickly fell in love with the sport. In 2008, Jen joined Ocean County Brazilian Jiu Jitsu where she founded a women’s only program. She teaches all levels of Jiu Jitsu to women and teens. Jen always strives for constant learning and has recently added judo to her training regime. Jen takes pride in being a good role model and mentor to her students.

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Competition Record:

2004 Gold NAGA Battle at the Beach Gi white belt middle weight
2004 Silver NAGA Battle at the Beach No Gi Beginner middle weight
2004 Silver NAGA Championships Gi blue belt and up middle weight
2004 Bronze NAGA championships Gi blue belt and up Absolute
2005 Silver NAGA Championships Gi expert middle weight
2006 Silver Grapplers Quest Copa Atlanica No Gi expert
2006 Bronze NAGA Battle at the Beach Gi blue belt and up middle weight
2007 Gold NAGA Championships Gi blue belt light heavyweight
2008 Bronze Grapplers Quest Championships
2008 Bronze NAGA Championships No Gi expert middle weight
2009 Bronze Grapplers Quest Beast of the East Gi purple/brown/black
2009 Gold Grapplers Quest Beast of the East No Gi Advanced middle weight
2009 Gold NAGA Battle at the Beach No Gi Expert middle weight
2009 Bronze NAGA Championships No Gi Expert middle weight

 

2009 Silver IBJJF No Gi Pan Ams Purple belt middle weight
2010 Bronze IBJJF NY Open Purple belt middle weight
2010 Bronze IBJJF No Gi Pan Ams Purple belt middle weight
2011 Gold IBJJF NY Open Purple belt light weight
2012 Bronze Grapplers Quest No Gi Advanced
2012 Bronze IBJJF World Championships Brown belt light weight
2012 Gold IBJJF No Gi Pan Ams Brown belt light weight
2012 Silver IBJJF No Gi Pan Ams Brown belt Absolute
2013 Bronze IBJJF World Championships Brown Belt Middle
2014 Silver IBJJF NY Open Black Belt Medium Heavy
2014 Gold IBJJF Master’s World Championship Black Belt Medium Heavy
2015 Silver IBJJF Nogi World Championship Black Belt master
2016 Silver IBJJF Masters World Championships Black Belt middle weight
2016 Silver IBJJF Masters World Championship Black Belt absolute 

The Josei Heishi BJJ sponsored athletes roster is currently full, but as we grow we'll be adding new team members! Our sponsored athletes enjoy many exclusive benefits, and are the top promoters of our brand and movement.

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Send us your resume and we'll be in touch when more spots become available.