One of my mentors in jiu jitsu, Shama, just won the gold medal last night at the Pan Ams (one of the bigger international jits competitions, this year in LA). She's a purple belt, about 115 lbs, and super-super strong.
Donald, a Royler Gracie brown who just moved to Austin recently, also won gold in his division, and was promoted to black by Royler himself while Donald was on the podium accepting his medal.
Way to go guys!!!