Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion Vannessa Griffin

Vannessa Griffin

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Purple Belt

Major Awards:
2015 Pan Championship – 1st Place (Adult Blue Belt Light)
2015 Pan Championship – 2nd Place (Open Class) *closeout with teammate
2015 World Championship – 1st Place (Adult Blue Belt Light)
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Get to Know Vannessa Griffin

What was your favorite food when you were a child?

It was, and still are tacos.

What is one of your favorite quotes?

“I don’t have dreams, I have goals.” -Harvey Specter from “Suits”

What is your favorite form of exercise?

Training Jiu Jitsu of course! I also like lifting weights.

What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year?

Saturday is my favorite day of the week because I get to teach, lift weights, train, and then relax or do something fun afterwards.

If you could paint a picture of any scenery you’ve seen before, what would you paint?

Any of the beaches in Rhode Island, they’re all very beautiful and stay that way during all hours of the day.

If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?

I would want to witness the end of the Revolutionary War. It would be an honor to see the USA gain its independence and be a part of the great pride and accomplishment that was celebrated.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

I would want to learn how to speak every language in existence fluently.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I want to own my own business, not sure what it will do or sell, but I think I would enjoy it ether way.

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?

I will attempt to complete any tasks it have, and if I don’t have any, I’ll take a nap.

When was the last time you were nervous?

Before my finals match at the 2015 World Championships.