Itzel Bazua Is Mexico’s First Female Black Belt, A World Pro Veteran, And Your New Inspiration

Photo Source: Kitt Canaria for Jiu-Jitsu Times

If someone ever tries to tell you that you “can’t,” direct them towards Itzel Bazua and remind them of how little that word actually means.

Bazua is not only part of a very small minority in the jiu-jitsu world, having earned her black belt — she’s also the very first female BJJ black belt in all of Mexico. Her journey to that coveted rank wasn’t easy, and her challenges in jiu-jitsu haven’t stopped since that belt was tied around her waist, but she’s hardly the type to quit.

The Jiu-Jitsu Times caught up with Bazua at the Abu Dhabi World Pro last week and talked to her about her journey. Take a look at what she had to say in the exclusive video below:


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