I am so excited to be leading the women’s Diamondheart Jiu Jitsu program at Physical Culture Collective! When I started jiu jitsu in 2012, I had no idea what a massive impact it was going to have on my life. Sometimes, it’s tough for me to remember what it’s like to have a week without spending several hours rolling on the floor with my friends.

One of my favorite things about jiu jitsu is how challenging it is mentally – every round brings a new puzzle to solve and a fresh new game. Each player brings his or her own strengths and abilities to each match: someone’s faster, someone’s stronger, someone’s more flexible, someone’s more technical, someone’s more patient. Anyone can win!

Through the Diamondheart program, I have the opportunity to share my love of this fantastic sport with you – to create and solve puzzles together, to find the grace in a good sweep and the beauty in a perfect angle. To support and challenge each other in a safe, welcoming space.

Physical Culture Collective has an amazing community of women – I can’t wait to see you on the mats!

In 2012, Coach Briana was introduced to the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and in her own words “It quickly became the best part of my week”. Through her years of practice at Clockwork Jiu Jitsu under Sensei Josh Griffiths and Sensei Sebastian Guerriero, she’s met incredible people that she wouldn’t have met anywhere else, learned really cool things, and looks forward, every day, to the new puzzles and challenges one can only find on the mats. Ready for a change? Want an activity to challenge you physically and mentally? Try a class! We are so excited and honored to have her leading the women’s BJJ intro program at PCC and she looks forward to sharing her love of this amazing sport with you!