Emma Baker Kids Martial Arts Instructor

Kids Martial Arts Indian Trail

Emma Baker

Art of Motion’s Women’s Jiu Jitsu instructo Emma Baker is currently a BJJ brown belt under Great Grappling Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s Professor Jeremy Arel. She is a fierce competitor who also has an honor’s degree in Sports Coaching Science. Emma has been practicing Martial Arts since the age of 12. Her journey started in the UK where she started with karate and progressed to the rank of 2nd Dan Black Belt. After training for a few years she needed more, and took up traditional Jiu Jitsu. Emma competed both locally and nationally in these two martial arts. In 2007 Emma competed in her first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition and came away with a silver medal. Emma received her blue belt later on in that year from her coaches and head instructor, Braulio Estima. In 2011 Emma received her purple belt from Dave Coles on behalf of Brauilo Estima, following her medaling at the IBJJF European Championships.

Emma has travelled the world to compete and train. She has been to many place across Europe such as Portugal, France, Holland, and Denmark. Her martial arts has taken her to Brazil where she has both trained and competed in Jiu Jitsu where the sport originated. She had also made trips to the USA prior to moving here to train and compete. Ultimately, Emma gained an athlete vista to perform and teach in the United States and moved in February of 2016. Emma enjoys traveling to compete and pushing herself. She loves to joke and have a good time, absolutely loves dogs, and is very close to her family. Emma’s dad is a black belt in Jiu Jitsu and is one of her biggest supporters.

Art of Motion Jiu Jitsu is grateful to have such a dedicated, caring, and knowledgeable instructor. If you would like to take a class with her, check out her beginner’s Gi Jiu Jitsu class on Thursday evenings at 6:45!

Emma’s Accomplishments:

  • 2018 IBJJF International New York Open Gold (weight) – Brown Belt
  • 2018 IBJJF Orlando Open Bronze (absolute) – Brown Belt
  • 2017 IBJJF Charlotte International Open Champion – Brown Belt
  • 2016 IBJJF Europeans Jiu Jitsu Championship Bronze – Purple Belt
  • 2016 IBJJF Atlanta Summer Open Gi Championship Bronze – Purple Belt
  • 2016 IBJJF Charlotte International Open Silver – Purple Belt
  • 2015 Nottingham Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open Double Gold (weight & absolute) – Purple Belt
  • 2014 Nottingham Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open Double Gold (weight & absolute) – Purple Belt

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