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Video: Black Belt Chelsea Burgo Shares About Her Jiu-Jitsu Journey

39-year-old Chelsea Burgo’s Jiu-Jitsu journey began when she was 6 years old at her Dad’s Brad Burgo Dojo, Bay Isle Judo & Jiu-Jitsu Club, where she trained until she was 13.

Fast forward to her 20s in 2010, and working as a front desk receptionist at the UFC gym in Concord, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program was launched. She found a friend to join the program with, and she never looked back.

In 2017, Chelsea started her own Jiu-Jitsu program in Alameda, where she lives and has since submerged herself in learning the intricacies of running her own martial arts academy, @gracie_jiujitsu_alameda, and morally preparing students of all ages to serve society.

Chelsea was a fierce competitor during the first half of her journey and has acquired extensive experience in that aspect of Jiu-Jitsu. Among her main achievements in competition are:

  • 2011 American Nationals:🥇
  • 2011 US Open:🥇
  • 2013 Abu Dhabi Trials:🥇
  • 2013 All-Stars:🥇
  • 2013 American Open:🥇
  • 2013 US Open:🥈
  • 2014 US Open:🥈
  • 2014 US Open (open weight):🥇
  • 2014 Gracie Worlds:🥇
  • 2014 SF Open:🥈
  • 2015 SF Open:🥇
  • 2016 US Open:🥇

2016 Worlds No Gi:🥉 .

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