Hello! My name is Gabriella McAuliffe and I started my jiu-jitsu career 8 years ago. I currently hold the rank of black belt and I am an active competitor as well as Rio Pro’s kids instructor. I started training in the kid’s class when I was younger to stay in shape and learn self-defense. As I became older I fell in love with the sport of Jiu-Jitsu and ultimately chose the sport over others in high school because nothing else satisfied my competitive nature than Jiu-Jitsu. I have been competing for many years and have recently been involved in two professional Jiu-jitsu matches, as well as taking two golds in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF). I have been teaching the kids class for four years and I love the fact that I trained in the kids class and now I’m the one teaching the kids. Teaching and helping others achieve their goals is something I am very passionate about.