“That is what we have needed to see,” Riley Gaines APPLAUDS female jiu-jitsu athletes for standing up against biological male competitors

Female martial artists refrained from participating in the competition last weekend as men had started competing in the women's division, causing a stir in the sports world.


“That is what we have needed to see,” Riley Gaines APPLAUDS female jiu-jitsu athletes for standing up against biological male competitors

Riley Gaines [Image Credit: The Daily Wire]

Riley Gaines shared news of a major triumph for women’s sports during a recent interview that occurred on Monday. She discussed a female martial artist who refused to participate in a jiu-jitsu tournament after men took over the women’s category.

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The publication of this news article caused frustration among numerous individuals, prompting modifications to the rulebook by the North American Grappling Association within 24 hours. Gaines praised the female athletes for standing up for themselves as their boycott had a positive outcome.

NAGA-sponsored tournaments will now exclusively allow women to compete in female events. During an interview, Riley Gaines discussed it as a significant victory for women’s sports. “It’s huge,” Gaines stated that everyone needed to witness that.

People’s attention to the issue was effectively drawn by both Reduxx and the ICONS. Gaines applauded their swift judgment as the safety and balance of the sports world took a huge positive hit.

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However, Gaines believes that if someone hadn’t brought it up, very few people would be knowledgeable about this matter. This is due to its association with jiu-jitsu being a sport not so well known.

That is what we have needed to see. We have needed to see girls [fight] back...It took 21 hours — just 21 hours — for NAGA to change their policies and protect women’s sports, prioritize fairness over inclusion.
Riley Gaines as per Outkick

There is not much financial success or widespread interest associated with the sport. It is possible that many individuals were unaware of this. Gaines mentioned that the girls who declined to take part made a significant impression and effectively safeguarded both their well-being and the well-being of future generations of women.

Riley Gaines, along with the belief that these athletes hold significant influence, also hopes that their bravery will inspire women across all sports to advocate for themselves. She hopes for a change to come that ensures fair competition in the sports world.

Women withdraw from Jiu-Jitsu tournaments after being made to spar with men

The recent competition witnessed the absence of female martial artists as they opted out, disapproving of men being permitted to compete alongside women. The female athletes expressed concern for their safety during the interview, citing regular instances of male competitors trespassing on their sport.

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Riley Gaines[Image Credit- Imago]
Riley Gaines[Image Credit- Imago]

The North American Grappling Association (NAGA), as of Saturday, has implemented a fresh regulation regarding transgender competitors. The women’s category at the Georgia Grappling Championship on October 21 saw Cordelia Gregory and Corissa Griffith, who identify as transgender, clinch first and second place respectively.

Griffith emerged victorious in a combined total of four gold medals in women’s events that day. The fact that they would be competing with males was not communicated to the female athletes. The policy was not adhered to, as stated by the athletes.

There were no other options or alternatives available to the women. Jayden Alexander, a professional martial artist, expressed surprise at this unexpected turn of events in a contact sport, particularly in the one he is actively involved in. The female athletes stepping up for themselves can be seen as a positive side that can change the current ongoing controversy.

Riley Gaines wishes that not only in jiu-jitsu, but other female sports athletes fight for their own rights and stand up against the injustice of being forced to compete against a trans athlete. Since the 2022 NCAA competition, Gaines’ fight against women’s rights has been raging on. Fans are excited to see the positive changes as they continue to support Gaines in her endeavor.

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