Sophia McDermott Drysdale began her Jiu Jitsu career in Australia in 2002 after an extensive and impressive gymnastics career which lasted nearly 10 years. Using the leadership skills she developed from gymnastics she easily transitioned into Jiu Jitsu. Progressing through the ranks she became the first woman to earn her black belt in Australia.
Sophia is married to UFC Fighter Robert Drysdale and they have two daughters together. Along with running their own school in Las Vegas, NV, Sophia travels the world conducting Women BJJ Seminars and helps women excel in the sport. She also provides fitness and dietary advice for women.
- IBJJF World Champion
- 3 x World Champion medalist
- 2 x No Gi World Champion
- 4 x Pan Am Champion
- 4 x Pan Pacific Champion
- 4 x Australian Nation Champion
- 4 x State Champion
Check out her website here: http://sophiadrysdale.com/
How I train
Sophia is a full time mom, wife and BJJ athlete.