Let me tell you a story about a little girl named Daniella. I met her a couple years ago when she was 7 and started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Pacific Top Team in Corona. Now 2.5 years later, she’s 9 and still training. She is the smallest child in our Teens Class. She trains with everyone and isn’t afraid of their size or gender. These last few weeks I’ve been watching Daniella a lot on the mats. We have had a lot of newer kids join us these last few weeks. A lot of boys, all of them bigger than Daniella. She never hesitates with them. Never shows she is afraid or even nervous. She is focused, determined and confident in her skills she has gained over the last 2.5 years of training. She is in complete control, all while being a good training partner and humble in her success. She believes in her Jiu Jitsu. She believes in herself. Jiu Jitsu has given her the confidence that no matter your age, size or gender you are in control of yourself. So proud of this fearless young lady!