Liz Milizio, BJJ Brown Belt
Brazilian Jiujitsu, Coach
Liz Milizio began training Brazilian Jiu-jitsu at Ronin Athletics in April 2008. Receiving her Blue Belt in June 2009 and then her Purple Belt in June 2011, she is constantly trying to improve and grow as an athlete in the sport. Her other martial arts experience includes a Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. One of the smallest people at Ronin Athletics, Liz knows the importance of the values of BJJ founder Hélio Gracie. Hélio emphasized leverage and technique over strength, allowing smaller people to defend themselves against, and defeat, larger opponents.
Liz is an enthusiastic participant in the Women’s Grappling Camps hosted by BJJ Black Belts Emily Kwok and Val Worthington. These camps provide her with great opportunities to train with many other women, to learn cool techniques, and to share training anecdotes. Liz brings what she learns, including great warm-up drills, back to Ronin Athletics to share with students and fellow mixed martial arts instructors.
Liz competes regularly and has placed in numerous NAGA, IBJJF, and GQ tournaments. Her highlights include earning 1st place in the 2009 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship for the 113.5lb Blue/Purple Belt division, and placing 2nd in the 2011 North East Abu Dhabi Pro Trials in the Women’s White/Blue Belt 140lbs and below division.