Bjj

Chicago Tour!

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There are loads of events coming up and I am super excited to be travelling, teaching and meeting new and amazing people. The 1st stop for June onwards is a mini tour in Chicago.

I will be teaching a coed seminar in at BJJ LAB in Naperville on Saturday June 30th at 10.30am - 1pm. To book your spot email Mark at: napervillebjj@gmail.com

 

 

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My next stop will be women's workshop at Serafin BJJ Academy in Evanston on Sunday July 1st at 10am-12pm. I will be showing specific techniques and movements that work better for women. There will be Q&A for all the ladies who would like to ask any specific questions. To book your spot email Jen at: jenzanotti26@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

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Finally I am teaching a seminar/workshop on Monday evening July 2 at 7.30 - 9.30 pm at ROL Academy in Orland Park. This seminar is Co Ed and I plan to teach spider guard concepts.

To book your spot register at www.rolacademy.com/seminar.

I can't wait to go back to Chicago! Book your spot if I will be in or near your neighbourhood!

Lifestyle Camp Review

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The other week my Lifestyle Camp took place in the beautiful and quaint town, St Augustine, Florida. It was the most amazing experience where all the ladies connected just like they were sisters. The support and friendships made was just incredible. Ladies came from Europe, South Korea, Mexico, Australia and across the United States.

The camp focused on overall lifestyle and the health of body, mind and soul. The day started off with morning sunrise yoga taught by the lovely Jasmine Bienvenue.

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After heading back to the house for a hearty breakfast we went to FYOA academy (http://foyabjj.com) nearby and trained BJJ. I focused on techniques and movement patterns that are better suited to women. We all had fabulous rolls and it was a great opportunity for women to train only with other women when they usually train with men.

All the meals were prepared by Lindsay Boston who did an incredible job. After she made a glorious post training lunch for us all, the afternoon was spent relaxing by the beach or doing some sightseeing followed by evening workshops that involved workouts, meditation, empowerment concepts and nutrition.

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I can’t wait for my next camp to take place and to have the opportunity to meet more amazing women who I am happy to call my sisters. Stay tuned!

Save the Date!!

The weekend of January 27th & 28th I am excited to announce that Josei Heishi are bringing me out to host a seminar at the World Class Martial Arts Centre in Philadelphia!

On Saturday the 27th of January I will be hosting a Seminar for both Females & Males from 1.30pm - 4.30pm. Then on Sunday 28th of January from 10am - 1pm I am hosting a Females Only Seminar!

Saturday's seminar is $60 and Sunday's is $50 but for all females who would like to attend BOTH seminars there is a discounted rate of $100! 

I am so excited for a great weekend and looking forward to meeting so many inspiring people! To register send an email to leeann@leeannmorris.com.

 

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Seminars at Da Firma training Centre & Podcast

On September 16th & 17th I was lucky enough to run a Coed Seminar and a Women's Only Workshop at Da Firma Training Centre in Virginia. It was a great weekend and I'd like to thank everyone who came to the Seminar and workshop! The overall vibe was electric and everyone was there to work hard and have fun! 

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I recently did a podcast for Maddiss Productions with Professor Ricardo.  In the podcast we discussed how I got her start in Jiu Jitsu and what I am currently doing. Listen to the full podcast HERE. Thank you to Ricardo for the opportunity.

 

Look out Las Vegas, Girls in Gi are coming!

 

 

As you all know, Girls in Gis is coming to Las Vegas on Sunday August 27th (the day after the Master Worlds). If you are heading to Vegas to compete, extend your travels for one extra day to make this epic event. Ladies from literally all over the world will be there and it will be an amazing opportunity to connect and train. I will be the guest instructor along with the lovely Mylene Ramos Manalo. Book your spot ASAP since this is going to fill up!!

Thank you to City Athletic for hosting and FUJI Sports who are the sponsor of the event!

Quick look back at the Grapplin' Girls Event in Seattle

What an awesome weekend!!

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I was lucky enough to be a guest instructor with along side the amazing multiple time world champ and total badass Hannette Staack for the Grapplin' Gals event in Seattle. The weekend was kicked off with my Co Ed Seminar on Friday followed by a Women's Seminar on Saturday where I was able to meet some truly inspiration peeps! 

We were also lucky to be joined by 6 other black belts who show case their skills. It truly was a huge event!

A massive thank you goes to the Grapplin' Gals is the organisation and Sonia Sillan who organised this amazing event!

My Girls in Gis Seminar Review

Last Saturday, I had the privilege to be a guest instructor at Triton Fight Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. It was so amazing to be teaching so many women. Thank you Girls in Gis for the opportunity and Triton Bjj for hosting us.

And most of all a huge thank you to the 150 Ladies who came! I feel very honoured to be able to share my knowledge and experience with such an inspiring group of women!

Already counting down until the next Girls in Gis Event in Las Vegas on August 27th! Stay tuned for more info!!