" THE WOMAN WHO FOLLOWS THE CROWD WILL USUALLY GO NO FURTHER THAN THE CROWD. THE WOMAN WHO WALKS ALONE IS LIKELY TO FIND HERSELF IN PLACES NO ONE HAS EVER BEEN BEFORE" - ALBERT EINSTEIN
Stephanie's passion for Martial Arts was born when she began training Judo at the age of 7. She continued training and learning Martial Arts into her teens and adult years, always advancing her knowledge and increasing her experience of Boxing, Kickboxing, Karate, Taekwondo, Capoeira and Self Defence.
Her self proclaimed 'addiction' to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu began in 2013. Training hard and frequently was already second nature to Stephanie, and she entered her first competition with only 3 months experience. Training for, competing and winning many national and international tournaments alongside training with many academies across Europe, provided Stephanie with a fantastic foundation of varied experiences in the world of BJJ.
In September 2017, Stephanie opened her own BJJ academy in Vienna, Austria. In August 2018, after winning Gold at the World Masters in Las Vegas, Stephanie returned to Vienna to start a Non Profit Organisation, with a focus on teaching BJJ and Self Defence classes for all, but especially for women and girls.
Stephanie's goal is to inspire, educate and empower female practitioners. Stephanie's passion, drive and determination has made her a perfect Affiliate Partner to the NICKBJJ Team and our philosophies.
" I met Nick Unander, 3rd Degree Blackbelt, some years ago on a competition. Without being in his team, he helped me through all of my fights there. Everyone from his team, NICKBJJ, be it competitor or beginner, has always been very respectful and friendly, and has shown me how great it is to train with different teams, not in a competitive way, but to build relationships and friendships that go beyond country boarders.
I do believe a team often represents the values of the person guiding it. In NICKBJJ as an affiliate, I have found not only a fantastic knowledge of BJJ skills and technique, but most importantly a team with a coach, instructor, friend and guide, who thinks equally of all people training there and who offers very passionately his long years of expertise guiding a team and coaching with respect and love, so people most importantly can enjoy the benefits of the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
With Nickie Ruddy on board and her years of experience in Marketing and promoting gender equality in sports I think it completes my mission perfectly to reinforce women and girls to train in this wonderful art and to empower women in BJJ in a safe environment.
Thank you NickBJJ ! " - STEPHANIE CRAM
STEPHANIES BJJ ACHIEVEMENTS
2018 Awarded Purple Belt by Professor Nick Unander 3rd Degree Black Belt, NICKBJJ Team under Marcelo Alonso MABJJ Carlson Gracie Team
2018 IBJJF World Masters Champion Las Vegas - Blue Belt Gold Medal lightweight
2017 IBJJF European Masters Champion Barcelona Gold Medal featherweight, Silver Medal openweight
2017 IBJJF Zürich Open Champion Gold Medal featherweight, Silver Medal Absolute GI, Silver Medal Nogi featherweight, Bronze Medal openweight
2017 IBJJF London Winter Open Bronze featherweight
2017 Naga UK Bronze Medal Nogi featherweight
2017 UAEJJF London Grand Slam
2017 IBJJF Europeans Lisbon
2016 Nottingham Open Gold Medal featherweight, Bronze Medal openweight
2016 Celtic Open Silver Medal featherweight Bronze openweight
2016 British Nogi Open Silver Medal featherweight
2016 Superfight at PNBJJC Neuchatel Switzerland Bronze Medal openweight
2016 UAEJJF Scotland National Pro
2016 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Worlds
2015 UAEJJF German Open Gold Medal featherweight, Silver Medal openweight
2015 Awarded Blue Belt by Orlando Neto and Roger Gracie, Vienna
2015 Adidas BJJ German Open Gold Medal featherweight, Silver Medal openweight
2015 UAEJJF Greece Open Silver Medal featherweight , Silver Medal openweight
2015 ADCC Austria Bronze Medal Nogi featherweight
2014 Austrian Nationals Champion Jiu-Jitsu Newaza Gold Medal, Fighting Silver Medal (as a white belt fighting to black and brown belts)
2014 Austrian Salzburg BJJ Open Gold Medal featherweight, Gold Medal openweight
2014 Slovenian BJJ Open Silver Medal featherweight, Bronze Medal openweight
2013 Croatian Open Zagreb Bronze Medal featherweight
Medalled in many small national and international competitions
WHERE CAN YOU FIND STEPHANIE?
All Girls BJJ Team - Mondweg 73-83, 1140 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Tel : +43 650 7753375