Affiliation, Gym / Organization you represent – Christina is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu (BJJ) black belt professor and self-defense specialist from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada who runs her own school, The Central Canada Submission Academy (CCSA) of Self-defense Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
Personal story, can include or be separate to the Sports program – Christina is the only female BJJ black belt in Manitoba. She is also a professional boxer and a former professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. Christina also trains regularly and competes in muay thai.
Achievements / medals/ awards – Aside from all her martial arts training, Christina works full time as a Scientist at Emergent Biosolutions Inc. where she develops antibody therapeutics against emerging infectious diseases and bio-threats.
Additional information The ASB program has significantly impacted on my ability to balance my work-life schedule, in which I also a single mom of a beautiful young boy.
It has also greatly impacted my athletic performance and preparation for competitions, reduced stress and muscle tension and accelerated recovery after training.