Becoming a Fighter Project is creating media and events that showcase female martial artists
26

patrons

$216
per month
Advocate | Educate | Empower

In a joint project, the Sweaty Betties and the Female Fighter Project created Becoming a Fighter, a media project focuses on women in martial arts. Our goal is to tell stories from the point of views of -- and in the words of -- women fighters by using the media platforms such as videos and photography and community outreach. Each month we’ll release exclusive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu technique videos and photo imagery of the female fighter community. With our project we hope to advocate, educate and empower as well as inspire.

We offer the videos and photography freely and your financial support really makes a difference. Your donations will:
  • Help offset the production costs of video content 
  • Help offset the cost of film-based photography processing
  • Provide outreach and advocacy, including free martial arts classes and events 
  • Help us promote, educate and grow women’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and fighter community

Consider being a patreon to a worthwhile project.

ABOUT SWEATY BETTIES:
Sweaty Betties is community-based women’s group dedicated to self and community betterment through Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Founded in 2008, the Sweaty Betties started one of the first women’s Jiu-jitsu open mat training in the country, in which women from different affailation are encouraged and welcome to learn and train with one another. What started out as a small group of women meeting every Sunday in Oakland blossomed over the years into multiple-day training seminars and camps in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Costa Rica and Maui, drawing attendees from all over the world. Nearing ten years since the group was established, the Sweaty Betties are still going strong. They continue to offer annual Jiu-jitsu camps and events as well as weekly free Jiu-jitsu classes to women and girls in Oakland, CA.

ABOUT FEMALE FIGHTER PROJECT:
Shawn is a former fighter and film-based photographer who has been extensively documenting the international female fighter community since 2010. In 2013, the Female Fighter Project had its first solo show at Photobooth SF, however shortly after the project came to a halt due to the dwindling photographic resources in SF (R.I.P. RayKo Photo Center and Photobooth SF) as well as the ongoing costs to produce it. However, after a recent outpouring of support and pledges from beautiful patrons like you, I have newfound inspiration to restart the Female Fighter Project in bigger and better ways!

Thank you for your support – we can’t do this without you!
Tiers
Fan
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
  • Access to videos (interviews and techniques)
  • Process/behind-the-scenes clips and photos of upcoming releases
  • Membership to private community of female fighter fans
  • Access to patron-only content photo galleries and interviews
Community Member
$10 or more per month 5 of 100 patrons
  • Monthly social media shout out
  • +Plus all previous rewards!
Fighter Family
$20 or more per month 8 of 50 patrons
  • Monthly postcard from the project
  • Your name listed on the website's Supports' page
  • Custom newsletter and invitations to special events
  • ++Plus all previous rewards!
Goals
26 of 50 patrons
When I reach 50 patrons, I will produce a female fighter workout and technique video.
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Advocate | Educate | Empower

In a joint project, the Sweaty Betties and the Female Fighter Project created Becoming a Fighter, a media project focuses on women in martial arts. Our goal is to tell stories from the point of views of -- and in the words of -- women fighters by using the media platforms such as videos and photography and community outreach. Each month we’ll release exclusive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu technique videos and photo imagery of the female fighter community. With our project we hope to advocate, educate and empower as well as inspire.

We offer the videos and photography freely and your financial support really makes a difference. Your donations will:
  • Help offset the production costs of video content 
  • Help offset the cost of film-based photography processing
  • Provide outreach and advocacy, including free martial arts classes and events 
  • Help us promote, educate and grow women’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and fighter community

Consider being a patreon to a worthwhile project.

ABOUT SWEATY BETTIES:
Sweaty Betties is community-based women’s group dedicated to self and community betterment through Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Founded in 2008, the Sweaty Betties started one of the first women’s Jiu-jitsu open mat training in the country, in which women from different affailation are encouraged and welcome to learn and train with one another. What started out as a small group of women meeting every Sunday in Oakland blossomed over the years into multiple-day training seminars and camps in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Costa Rica and Maui, drawing attendees from all over the world. Nearing ten years since the group was established, the Sweaty Betties are still going strong. They continue to offer annual Jiu-jitsu camps and events as well as weekly free Jiu-jitsu classes to women and girls in Oakland, CA.

ABOUT FEMALE FIGHTER PROJECT:
Shawn is a former fighter and film-based photographer who has been extensively documenting the international female fighter community since 2010. In 2013, the Female Fighter Project had its first solo show at Photobooth SF, however shortly after the project came to a halt due to the dwindling photographic resources in SF (R.I.P. RayKo Photo Center and Photobooth SF) as well as the ongoing costs to produce it. However, after a recent outpouring of support and pledges from beautiful patrons like you, I have newfound inspiration to restart the Female Fighter Project in bigger and better ways!

Thank you for your support – we can’t do this without you!

Recent posts by Becoming a Fighter Project

Tiers
Fan
$5 or more per month 10 patrons
  • Access to videos (interviews and techniques)
  • Process/behind-the-scenes clips and photos of upcoming releases
  • Membership to private community of female fighter fans
  • Access to patron-only content photo galleries and interviews
Community Member
$10 or more per month 5 of 100 patrons
  • Monthly social media shout out
  • +Plus all previous rewards!
Fighter Family
$20 or more per month 8 of 50 patrons
  • Monthly postcard from the project
  • Your name listed on the website's Supports' page
  • Custom newsletter and invitations to special events
  • ++Plus all previous rewards!