Michelle Welti Assistant/Kids BJJ Instructor Michelle began training jiu-jitsu with Team Dave Trader in 2007 and has developed into an excellent competitor. She is one of the most active female competitors on the local, regional, and national tournament circuits. Always in the medal mix, in 2014 Michelle was the IBJJF #1 ranked female blue belt in the world. After a short break in the competition circuit, she returned with a vengeance in late 2016-2017, with double gold at the 2016 IBJJF Atlanta Summer open, Silver at the 2017 IBJJF New York Spring open, gold again in Atlanta at the 2017 IBJJF Atlanta Spring open, and bronze at the 2017 IBJJF World Championship in Long beach, California! Look out for upcoming performances in Las Vegas at the IBJJF World Masters, and the IBJJF DC Open. 2014 IBJJF World Championship Blue Belt Medium Heavy Weight Medalist 2014 IBJJF Pan Am Championship Blue Belt Middle Weight Medalist 2014 IBJJF International New York Spring Open Blue Belt Medium Heavy Weight and Absolute Champion 2014 IBJJF International New York Summer Open Blue Belt Medium Heavy Weight and Absolute Medalist 2013 IBJJF World Championship Blue Belt Middle Weight Medalist 2013 IBJJF International New York Spring Open Blue Belt Middle Weight Champion and Absolute Medalist 2013 IBJJF International New York Summer Open Blue Belt Absolute Champion Multiple Time Grapplers Quest No-Gi Advanced Weight Class and Absolute Champion Multiple Time US Grappling Champion Michelle combines her passion for jiu-jitsu with her passion for teaching children as the instructor of our Kids Martial Arts program. Be sure to check out Michelle’s blog where she details her jiu-jitsu experiences, offers some jiu-jitsu insights, further training & competition updates, as well as a unique female perspective on the sport.