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Erica Roberts


Erica Roberts started her Jiu-Jitsu journey at The Basics in January 2019 as part of the Women Empowered self-defense program under Professor Marco Moreno.

She finished the program and earned her pink belt in November 2019, and completed the Instructor Certification Program for Women Empowered in July 2020, under the tutelage of Rener, Eve, and Victoria Gracie.

Erica has been a life-long athlete, participated in triathlons of all distances since 2011, and run marathons all over the world, including two IRONMAN competitions.

Erica is continuing her Jiu-Jitsu practice as she is currently training to attain her Gracie Combatives belt. Erica is truly honored to help encourage women to learn self-defense and demystify the stigma of Jiu-Jitsu for women.

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