Rising From The Mat To Make a Name For Herself In MMA
“I discovered jiu jitsu. I felt I could be empowered by my own body and it was unusual and really
a great feeling.”
Kwok rose to the rank black belt, earning respect from her peers in an industry that few people knew much about. Kwok definitely stood out on the mats.
“Being a woman in a combat sport was not very common in the early 90’s. I was part of this first wave in North America where nobody knew what to do with you.”
“It’s important to know that it’s a space everybody belongs in. Not just for boys or men or women. It’s for everybody.”
Emily Kwok never gave up on her dream and became a pioneer in jiu jitsu and a great ambassador for the sport. Her work today is helping a new generation of athletes excel on the mat.
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