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Maria Malyjasiak - BJJ Black Belt Champion

Maria Malyjasiak - BJJ Black Belt Champion

1. Maria Malyjasiak Details

Maria Malyjasiak Details
Name Maria Malyjasiak
Nickname Marysia
Date of Birth March 2, 1989,
Nationality Polish
Born Gdansk, Poland
Age 35 Years
College/University N/A
Profession Martial Artist
Last Fight July 2022
Last Weigh in Heavyweight
Weight Class Division Peso Pesado (79.3 kg / 175.0 lbs)
Weight 79.3 kg / 175.0 lbs
Height N/A
Career Disclosed Earning N/A
Fought Out of Brazil
Foundational Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Technique Lasso/Spider-Guard
Belt Rank Black Belt
Awarded by Abmar Barbosa
Head Coach Abmar Barbosa
Lineage Carlos Gracie -> Helio Gracie -> Rolls Gracie -> Romero Cavalcanti -> Leonardo Vieira -> Robert Drysdale -> Abmar Barbosa -> Maria Malyjasiak
Team/Association Abmar Barbosa JJ Association
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2. Maria Malyjasiak Biography

You might recognize Marysia as Grumpy BJJ Girl (her Instagram username), or from her numerous podium appearances at the largest Jiu-Jitsu events. But her name is Maria Malyjasiak.


2.1. Maria Malyjasiak Early Life

The champion of Judo and Jiu-Jitsu Maria Malyjasiak was born on 12 March 1989 in the city of the great architecture of Poland- Gdansk.

2.2. Began Martial Art Journey as a Judo Player

In 2002, Marysia entered the ground of martial arts through Judo. Her new school teacher was a Judo instructor. Maria’s friend introduced her to Judo classes which she enjoyed. Grumpy girl's interest urged her to join the martial arts as a judo player.

2.3. Poland National Champion

Judo quickly became a large part of Maria Malyjasiak's day-to-day existence routine. With her hard work and talent, she proved herself the best one to represent the National Poland Squad, a team that Malyjasiak competed for at the U17 and U20 levels.

2.4. First Jiu-Jitsu Gold Medal

In 2011, Marysia came to know about the Jiu-Jitsu tournament, which announced “All expenses paid” as a winning prize. This opportunity excited her more as she only got medals from Judo. She decides to take part in the competition and make it a golden opportunity.


However, Maria Malyjasiak didn’t know the rules and regulations to participate in a Jiu-Jitsu tournament, so she utilized it two months prior to the competition. As hard efforts always pay off. Grumpy’s girl efforts also became fruitful and she won her 1st Gold medal in the UAEJJF Championship.

2.5. Permanently Quit Judo

After winning the UAEJJF Championship with a gold medal.  The grumpy girl decided to leave judo and pay all her attention to her Jiu-Jitsu career. Maria's dedication and talent once more shined through, and in just a single year, she was promoted to Purple Belt.

2.6. Met with Abmar Barbosa

Maria visited the US in October 2013 to participate in a competition. There she met Abmar Barbosa, a Black Belt and Jiu-Jitsu Champion. Maria built a strong professional relationship with Abmar while staying in the United States. Abmar Barbosa was awarded her Brown Belt due to her remarkable achievements on the mat.

2.7. Awarded with Black Belt

In 2017, She was awarded Black Belt by Abmar Barbosa- Who played a major role in the advancement of her grappling career. Maria vehemently credits her mat success to her coaches and hard work.

2.8. Coached at Abmar Barbosa Academy

Marysia is a top heavyweight competitor and instructor for the Kids' Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) Program at Abmar Barbosa’s Academy. She also placed in the top 10 IBJJF Black Belt Competitors.

2.9. Marysia Advised the Women Competitors

Grumpy girl advised the female competitors:

“If you keep practicing with hard work, you can achieve all you want. You Just keep believing in yourselves and follow a healthy schedule.”

(Maria Malyjasiak)

3. Historic Fights of Maria Malyjasiak

3.1. Maria Malyjasiak Vs. Maggie Grindatti

This was a thrilling match of the IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship 2021. This championship was held between the two best grapplers of the time-Maria Malyjasiak and Maggie Grindatti.


Maria started the fight with strong heel hook submission and maintained a strong grip on her opponent. On the other side, Maggie attempted wrist lock by using her defensive techniques. Maggie's strong defensive techniques worked and she was able to escape.


At the end of the match, Maria succeeded in her heel hook attempt and won the IBJJF title.


Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Round Weight Class
2021 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship Maggie Grindatti Win Heel Hook 1 Heavyweight

3.2. Maria Malyjasiak Vs. Izadora Cristina

The IBJJF 2022 Pan Championship was held between Maria Malyjasiak and Izadora Cristina. This finale becomes very interesting because of the outstanding performance of both grapplers.


In the beginning, X-guard was applied by Izadora. Then within seconds, Maria succeeded to maintain the top position and get 2 points. Her opponent never stopped trying and attempted triangle submission that escaped Maria.


After 2 minutes of going on, Maria was able to maintain the Omoplata position with a choke that was difficult to escape. She finished the match by maintaining her position which forced Izadora to submit.


Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Round Weight Class
2022 IBJJF Pan Championship Izadora Cristina Win Submission 1 Heavyweight

4. Maria Malyjasiak Main Achievements

4.1. No-Gi Grand Slam Championships

Pan IBJJF No-Gi

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Open Class

World IBJJF No-Gi

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Open Class

World IBJJF No-Gi

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Silver Silver Medal Icon Heavyweight

Pan IBJJF No-Gi

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Gold Gold Medal Icon Heavyweight

World IBJJF No-Gi

Year Medal Weight Class
2018 Silver Silver Medal Icon Heavyweight

4.2. Master Grand Slam Championships

World Master IBJJF

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Silver Silver Medal Icon Heavyweight

World Master IBJJF

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Gold Gold Medal Icon Heavyweight

World Master IBJJF

Year Medal Weight Class
2020 Gold Gold Medal Icon Open Class

World Master IBJJF

Year Medal Weight Class
2020 Gold Gold Medal Icon Medium Heavyweight

4.3. Adult Grand Slam Championships

Pan IBJJF

Year Medal Weight Class
2022 Gold Gold Medal Icon Medium Heavyweight

Pan IBJJF

Year Medal Weight Class
2022 Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Open Class

Pan IBJJF

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Open Class

Pan IBJJF

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Gold Gold Medal Icon Heavyweight

World IBJJF

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Heavyweight

Pan IBJJF

Year Medal Weight Class
2020 Silver Silver Medal Icon Medium Heavyweight

Pan IBJJF

Year Medal Weight Class
2020 Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Open Weight

4.4. No-Gi Championships

Pan IBJJF No-G

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Open Weight

Boise International Open IBJJF No-Gi

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Gold Gold Medal Icon Open Weight

World IBJJF No-Gi

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Bronze Bronze Medal Icon Open Weight

Pan IBJJF No-Gi

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Gold Gold Medal Icon Heavyweight

Boise International Open IBJJF No-Gi

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Gold Gold Medal Icon Heavyweight

World IBJJF No-Gi

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Silver Silver Medal Icon Heavyweight

4.5. World Masters Championships

World Master IBJJF

Year Medal Weight Class
2022 Silver Silver Medal Icon Heavyweight

World Master IBJJF

Year Medal Weight Class
2021 Gold Gold Medal Icon Heavyweight

World Master IBJJF

Year Medal Weight Class
2020 Gold Gold Medal Icon Open Class

World Master IBJJF

Year Medal Weight Class
2020 Gold Gold Medal Icon Medium Heavyweight

IBJJF Pan Adult Championship

Year Medal Weight Class
2022 Gold Gold Medal Icon Medium Heavyweight

5. Main Achievements (Belts)

5.1. Maria Malyjasiak Colored Belt Achievements

Year Event Belt Medal
2012 IBJJF European Championship Blue Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2012 IBJJF European Open Championship Blue Gold Gold Medal Icon
2013 IBJJF World Champion No-Gi Purple Gold Gold Medal Icon
2014 IBJJF Pans Championship Purple Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2014 IBJJF World Championship Brown Silver Silver Medal Icon
2015 IBJJF World Championship Brown Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2015 IBJJF World Championship Brown Silver Silver Medal Icon
2015 IBJJF Pan Championship Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2016 IBJJF World Championship No-G Brown Silver Silver Medal Icon
2016  IBJJF World Champion No-Gi Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2017  IBJJF World Championship Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2017 IBJJF Pans Championship Brown Bronze Bronze Medal Icon

5.2. Maria Malyjasiak Black Belt Achievements

Year Event Belt Medal
2017 IBJJF World Championship NOGI Black Belt Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2017 ADCC +60KG Championship Black Belt Silver Silver Medal Icon
2018 UAEJJF NA Continental Pro Championship Black Belt Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2018 IBJJF World Championship NOGI Black Belt Silver Silver Medal Icon
2018 IBJJF World Championship Black Belt Silver Silver Medal Icon
2018 IBJJF Pan Championship NOG Black Belt Gold Gold Medal Icon
2018  IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt Gold Gold Medal Icon
2020 F2W Welterweight Champion Black Belt Gold Gold Medal Icon
2021 IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI Black Belt Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2021 IBJJF World Championship NOGI Black Belt Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2021  IBJJF World Championship Black Belt Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2021  IBJJF World Championship NOGI Black Belt Silver Silver Medal Icon
2021 IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI Black Belt Gold Gold Medal Icon
2021 F2W Middleweight Champion Black Belt Gold Gold Medal Icon
2022  IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt Gold Gold Medal Icon

6. Medals and Records

  • 1st Place U20 Poland National Championship (2007)
  • 1st Place U20 International Class A (2007)
  • 1st Place U17 Poland Judo National Championship (2005)
  • 5th Place U17 Olympic Hopes International (2005)
  • F2W Middleweight Champion (2021)
  • F2W Welterweight Champion (2020)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2018 / 2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2018 / 2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2018 / 2021)
  • 2nd Place ADCC Championship +60 KG (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2017 / 2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2021)
  • 3rd Place UAEJJF NA Continental Pro Championship (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF World Champion No-Gi (2016, 2013)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2012)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017/2015/2014)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2016)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2017, 2014)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2015)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Championship (2012)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Masters World Championship (2021)

7. Professional Record Breakdown

54 Matches 29 Wins 25 Losses
By Submission 14 5
By Points 1 10
By Advantage 0 3
By Decision  2 2
By DQ  0 1
Others 12 4

8. Maria Malyjasiak Submission Breakdown

Submission Techniques 14 Wins 5 Losses
Bow and Arrow 0 2
Armbar 3 0
Choke 2 0
Submission 3 0
Toehold 1 2
Heel Hook 1 0
Knee Bar 3 0
Straight Ankle Lock 0 1
Led Lock 1 0

9. Maria's Judo Fight History

Year Event Medal W/L/D CAT.
2004 Polish U17 Championships Poznan Bronze Bronze Medal Icon W U70
2005 Polish U17 Championships Chelm Gold Gold Medal Icon W U70
2006 Polish Championships U20 Zdroj Bronze Bronze Medal Icon W U78
2007 A-Tournament U20 Manisa Gold Gold Medal Icon W U78
2007 Polish Championships U20 Rybnik Gold Gold Medal Icon W U78
2010 Polish U23 Championship Poznan Bronze Bronze Medal Icon W U78

10. Maria Malyjasiak Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight
2023 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Gabrieli Pessanha L Points Absolute Division
2023 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Ingridd Alves W Decision Absolute Division
2023 European Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Sabatha Lais W Choke from the back Medium Heavyweight
2022  IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu CON International Gabrieli Pessanha L Advantage Absolute Division
2022  Pan IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship Yara Soares L Bow and Arrow Absolute Division
2022  Pan IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship Izadora Cristina Silva W Other Medium Heavyweight
2022  Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship Yara Soares L Bow and Arrow Absolute Division
2021  World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship L. Almeida W Other Heavyweight
2021  World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Yara Soares L Points Absolute Division
2021  World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Izadora Cristina Silva L Points Heavyweight
2021  Jiu-Jitsu Con Fernanda Mazzelli W Other Heavyweight
2021  World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship Mayara Custódio W Knee Bar Absolute Division
2021  World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship Maggie Grindatti W Heel Hook Heavyweight
2021  World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship Rafaela Guedes L Points Absolute Division
2021  World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship Rafaela Guedes L Decision Heavyweight
2021  Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Janaina Lebre W Points Absolute Division
2021  Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Ana Vieira L DQ Absolute Division
2021  Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Melissa Cueto W Choke Heavyweight
2021  Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Elizabeth Mitrović W Armbar Heavyweight
2021  Fight to Win 177 Kendall Reusing W Toehold N/A
2021  IBJJF Boise Open E. Foster W Other Heavyweight
2021  IBJJF Boise No-Gi Open E. Foster W Other Heavyweight
2021  IBJJF Boise Open E. Foster W Other Absolute Division
2021  Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship Emilly Alves Silva W Other Heavyweight
2021  Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship Elisabeth Clay L Straight Ankle Lock Absolute Division
2021  Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship Erin Johnosn W Other Absolute Division
2021  Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship Maggie Grindatti W Other Heavyweight
2021  Fight to Win 168 Hannette Staack W Decision N/A
2021  Fight to Win 165 Elisabeth Clay L Toehold Featherweight
2021  Fight to Win 165 Elisabeth Clay L Toehold
2020  Fight to Win 154 Nathiely De Jesus W Knee Bar Welterweight
2020  Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Vedha Toscano W Armbar Medium Heavyweight
2020  Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Vedha Toscano W Armbar Absolute Division
2020  Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Rafaela Guedes L Decision Absolute Division
2020  Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Andressa Cintra L Advantage Medium Heavyweight
2020  Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami K. Villicano W Other 94kgs
2020  Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Miami Talita Nogueira L Points 94kgs
2019  Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship Amanda Alequin L Other Absolute Division
2019  Pan IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship Jessica Swanson W Other Absolute Division
2019  IBJJF Washington D.C Summer Open Nicole Sullivan W Other Absolute Division
2019  World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Melissa Cueto L Other Medium Heavyweight
2019  Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Luiza Montiero L Other Absolute Division
2019  Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Andressa Cintra W Other Medium Heavyweight
2019  Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Larissa Campos W Other Absolute Division
2019  Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Luiza Montiero L Other Medium Heavyweight
2018  World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship Nathiely De Jesus L Advantage Heavyweight
2018  Continental Pro North America Chloe Mcnally W Other 90kgs
2018  Continental Pro North America Nathiely De Jesus L Points 90kgs
2017  Fight 2 Win Pro 53 Maia Matalon W Knee Bar 175 lbs
2014  Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Tammy Griego L Points 60kgs
2014  Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Gabrielle Garcia L Points Heavyweight
2014  Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship Fernanda Mazzelli W Leg Lock 60kgs
2013  ADCC Championships Gabrielle Garcia L N/A Heavyweight
2012  Abu Dhabi World Pro Gabrielle Garcia L Points Absolute Division
2012  Abu Dhabi World Pro Gabrielle Garcia L Points Heavyweight

11. Top Fights of Maria Malyjasiak

Maria Malyjasiak v Elizabeth Foster / Boise Open 2021

Maria Malyjasiak v Melissa Stricker / Pan Championship 2021

Maria Malyjasiak v Emilly Alves Silva / Pan No-Gi 2021

Maria Malyjasiak v Mayara Custódio / World Master 2020

Maria Malyjasiak v Elizabeth Foster / Boise Open 2021 


Photo credit: @grumpy_bjjgirl

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