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Age – 15

State – Arizona

Gym – Refuge BJJ

Belt – Orange

Instructors – Josh Guerra, Ryan Sims, and Kanani Guerra

Accomplishments – 2X IBJJF kids PanAm Champion, 3X IBJJF American National Champion, 3X AZBJJF State Champion, 2X IBJJF International Open Champion, 3X USKA State Champion, 3X USKA Southwest Regional Champion, Fight2Win Pro, Submission Hunter Pro, Battle of the Ages, and High School Varsity Wrestling Letter.

Goals – I have many goals, but some of my goals are to be able to travel and compete in BJJ internationally. I would love to be an inspiration to young girls and boys and show them that you can do anything if you’re committed and work hard at your passion. I also want to represent my school in winning the state title. Most importantly to me is that I stay true to myself and be the best version of me on and off the mats all the time, and that I always remember my two rules of success, try your absolute best, and just have fun.

Instagram – little_monster565

“I am Jessica “Little Monster Birk, and I have been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for about five years. I am a junior instructor at Refuge BJJ and I’m a competitor. I love training in BJJ, it’s helped shape who I am as a person. I love working hard everyday with all my teammates, it’s a lot of fun. I have a passion for giving back to the BJJ community by participating in amazing events such as Girls in Gi’s, Arizona Women’s BJJ Retreats, help teach youth and mighty mites classes, creating my Monster’s University Class, and also doing activities such as The Little Monster Challenge to raise money for charities. I was bullied a lot when I was younger, but after training in martial arts I gained the confidence and self-esteem needed to overcome those challenges. I am so grateful and humbled for everything I have and have accomplished in BJJ, it’s an amazing journey so far, and it has only just begun. I love Brazilian Jiu-jitsu so much and I am going to continue to work hard and have fun everyday! I am so very grateful to have Wendy Jarva, the creator of Sicchic for always being there for me and always supporting me in everything I do. I am proud to say I am a Sicchic Brand Ambassador.”

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