Made by Herstory: Celebrating Women Who Choose Jiu-jitsu


We are not makers of history. We are made by history” - Martin Luther King, Jr. 


She trains. She thrives. She inspires. She Empowers. 

Created by Sweaty Betties, “Made by HerStory” is a collaborative and independent digital series fueled by passion, kinship among our grappling sisters and a love for Jiu-jitsu. The docu-series is about the remarkable women who chose Jiu-jitsu, women who knocked down barriers, pushed against convention, and left a legacy for us to inherit. Encompassing legends, teachers, mentors, competitors, and practitioners, this mini documentary series highlights and gives voice to women in the jiu-jitsu community who often go unnoticed. Our mission is to preserve and share women’s diverse stories in order to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections with each other. At the same time, creating an invaluable archive for future generations.

Debut in January 2019, each episode includes a unique story that offers something that’s often ignored: a female perspective and experience.