Cairns’ first homegrown female BJJ Brown Belt

by | Dec 29, 2023

Co-owner of Fusion Fight and
Fitness, Jeska Maunder stands out as a trailblazer
being Cairns’ first homegrown female BJJ Brown Belt.

Jeska has always had a passion for discipline and
fitness but only started BJJ in her mid 30’s after she
became co-owner of Fusion Fight and Fitness, Cairns’
leading martial arts academy. Owning a martial arts
academy she felt she needed to practice what she
preached!

Jeska’s journey to the Brown Belt has been marked by
challenges (including the birth of 4 children, a torn
knee ligament, a broken finger and being married to
Garrett) and triumphs (winning at the IBJJF Pan Pacific
Championships in Melbourne and IBJJF Asian Open
Championships in Japan and staying married to
Garrett).

Attaining a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a
remarkable feat, symbolizing years of unwavering
dedication, relentless training, and a deep
understanding of the sport.

Jeska hopes she can inspire other females to get
involved in BJJ which is an excellent self-defence
martial art and be a role model and mentor to all the
young, upcoming BJJ athletes.

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