Thursday, April 15, 2010


This was sent via the website contact form tonight.

Hi Budovideos,

My name is Georgette Oden and I write the BJJ blog "Georgette's World" at

I average around 3000 unique hits a month and many of my readers (and I) have been commenting on the complete dearth of your coverage of the womens' matches at the Pan American Jiu Jitsu Championship.

I realize we haven't heard your side of the story, so I'm offering you this opportunity to educate us about this decision. It does seem a little odd that, as people have noted, there was no camera time for any of the women competing. Perhaps you would like to share with us the factors that led your company to focus only on the men and their results. I'll be posting this same comment on my blog and promise to post your response in full without editing.

We sincerely hope that womens' matches at Mundials will get something close to equal coverage.


Eagerly awaiting your response,

Georgette Oden


Meerkatsu said...

Great point! I saw several womens matches...ALL IN THE BACKGROUND. So frustrating because there looked to be some awesome fast tempo fights.
The World nogi livestream for example introduced me to many female grapplers who I had not seen perform before, such as Hillary and I found it very exciting to watch.

slideyfoot said...

I wasn't able to watch the stream, but I would have been very disappointed if I didn't get to see a single women's match. I had thought they were pretty good on that previously, with the No Gi Worlds stream last year. Sad step backward. :(

Elyse said...

Go G!

Dev said...

Dang! Not screwing around! I like it!

ajhodson said...

I was at the Pan Ams this year and the Purple Belt Female matches were dynamic and fast paced. I wasn't able to see any of the Black Belt Females, but if the Purples were any measure the Blacks had to have been off the charts!!