Black belt Marcela Sorrentino Lawton began jiujitsu 20 years ago. She talks with Lourdes about the changes she’s seen, What she thinks about women-only classes, or classes for smaller people, and how they do it at the De La Riva academy in Rio, how she met her husband Jarod Lawton when training at American Top Team, what her favorite Toro Cup match was -- and whether she might compete at the next one!
She also talked to us about the difference between training in Florida and training in Maine, how she and Jarod balance having a gym and training for tournaments, and about the ultimate jiujitsu road trip. Thanks as always to our sponsors, US Grappling, Toro BJJ, and Cageside Fight Co.! Register online at usgrappling.com to compete at US Grappling Submission-Only Raleigh on July 29, and if you need gi or nogi gear to compete, find the best products at cageside.com! If you want access to bonus content, you can support us at patreon.com/dirtywhitebelt, as Cody Maltais, Karl Krebs, Chris Ho