Welcome to the Kingz Europe Blog ! Here we will be posting a mixture of product reviews, athlete interviews, technique videos and athlete spotlights.
What better way to start then an Athlete spotlight with probably the best P4P Female athlete in the World, Ffion Davies.
Ffion has had a meteoric rise in recent years, hailing from Wales, Ffions first experience with grappling would come in Judo becoming a Welsh and British Open champion (junior division) as well as a member of the Welsh National Judo team. However she would fall out love with Judo and would begin training BJJ in 2013 through training MMA.
Ffion would find success throughout the lower belts winning the IBJJF European Open at blue and purple belt, winning the IBJJF World NoGi Championships at Purple along with two Gi World Silver medals.
It was in 2018 where Ffion would begin to make serious noise in the Jiu Jitsu world. She begun the year as a brown belt, taking a European Gi silver medal, she would follow this performance with a Triple Gold at the IBJJF European NoGi Championships/IBJJF Rome Open. Then as a brown belt she would take silver at the UAEJJF World Pro championships in a mixed Brown and Black belt division, losing to multiple time World Champion Bia Mesquita in the finals. Ffion would end her brown belt career with the 2018 IBJJF World championship Gold Medal. Black belt for Ffion would start with a bang, Winning the 2018 IBJJF World NoGi Champion at black belt.
She would then go on an unbelievable streak in 2019 winning Gold at the Europeans, Brazilian Nationals and Pan Ams and a Bronze a the World Championships. On the professional Jiu Jitsu scene she would win superfights at Grapplefest and took the Polaris title against Talita Alencar. On the NoGi scene in 2019 Ffion would take Silver at the ADCC submitting the current champion Bia Mesquita with a brutal armbar.
2020 has started off in the same explosive fashion with Ffion taking double gold at the IBJJF European Championships, making history in the process by becoming the lightest competitor to take the Absolute title at adult black belt.
We cant wait to see what the future holds for one of Jiu Jitsu's brightest stars
We caught up Ffion and gave her some quick fire questions to finish the Blog!
Favourite competition - IBJJF European Championships (2020)
Favourite technique - Knee Cut Pass
Favourite submission - Arm bar
Sporting heroes - Leandro Lo, Luiza Monteiro, Rodolfo Vieira and Marcelo Garcia
Gi or NoGi - Gi!
Favourite Gi - The One Gi!