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 paid 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.
IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship
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.