Black Belt under Kane Gehling
Founder/owner Adelaide Jiu Jitsu Academy
I first tried Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in my early 20s while living in Melbourne. I immediately fell in love with the sport and competed after only six weeks of training where I managed to win my first Pan Pacific title – from that time I have loved competing and have since won 11 Pan Pacific titles (across all coloured belts). I have competed all over the world including several times at the IBJJF World Championship, managing to win a silver medal at brown belt, 2 x bronze medals at purple belt and a silver medal at blue belt. One of my proudest competition moments was winning the Abu Dhabi trials in Sydney in the brown/black belt division (after several years of trying) which included an all expenses paid trip to compete in the Abu Dhabi World Pro.
My Jiu Jitsu journey has taken me all over the world – I have trained and competed extensively while living in Japan, Canada and the United States as well as living and training in Melbourne and Sunshine Coast in Australia.
In 2016 I moved back to my hometown Adelaide and opened Adelaide Jiu Jitsu Academy where I coach both kids and adults. I love coaching and am especially passionate about teaching Jiu Jitsu to the next generation.
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Here are some of Kate's Achievements!
IBJJF World Championship Silver Medal 2015 (brown belt)
2 x Asian Open Champion (brown belt 2016, 2017)
Copa Bull Terrier Champion 2017 (brown belt)
Osaka Open Champion (2016, brown/black belt)
Abu Dhabi Pro Trials winner (2016, brown/black)
11 x Pan Pacific Champion (white – brown belt)
2 x Melbourne Open Champion 2017 (brown belt)
2 x IBJJF World Championship Bronze medalist 2013 (purple belt)
IBJJF No Gi World Championship Silver medalist 2011 (blue belt)
6 x Victorian States Champion (blue, purple belt)
4 x Australian Nationals Champion 2012 (purple belt)
2 x Las Vegas Spring Open Bronze (purple belt)
2 x Asian Open Silver medalist (2013, purple belt)
Ranked #1 Australian Female Brown Belt Gi and No Gi 2017
Victorian States Most Technical Fighter Award (blue belt) 2011