@leahvmays

Leah Mays*Hayes @leahvmays

BJJ Blue Belt | Judo Orange Belt Crazy 88 MMA | TLI IBJJF Pan:🥈 No-Gi Worlds:🥈 VHTS Ninja Kids Instructor at @crazy88owingsmills

I was told that I look mad a lot but I promise that’s my resting face. I’m really friendly, I am just very awkward and a bit introverted.😬🤷🏼‍♀️ #onlymadwhenicanteatfood #andwhenigetsecondplace . . . 
#crazy88mma #vhts #vhtsnina #bjjgirls #girlsingis #bjjlifestlye #bjj #ibjjf #bjjmotivation #brazilianjiujitsu
@leahvmays

I was told that I look mad a lot but I promise that’s my resting face. I’m really friendly, I am just very awkward and a bit introverted.😬🤷🏼‍♀️ #onlymadwhenicanteatfood #andwhenigetsecondplace . . . #crazy88mma #vhts #vhtsnina #bjjgirls #girlsingis #bjjlifestlye #bjj #ibjjf #bjjmotivation #brazilianjiujitsu

We were waiting for the third girl and it hurt to stand because I almost broke my toe🤦🏼‍♀️ Apparently my teammates found my pose hilarious. 
Had fun today at the IBJJF D.C Open!  Took gold in my division and got to watch a lot of great fights from my teammates. 💪🏼
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#crazy88mma #tli #vhts #vhtsninja #bjjgirls #girlsingis #bjjlifestyle #bjjmotivation #ibjjf #bjj
@leahvmays

We were waiting for the third girl and it hurt to stand because I almost broke my toe🤦🏼‍♀️ Apparently my teammates found my pose hilarious. Had fun today at the IBJJF D.C Open! Took gold in my division and got to watch a lot of great fights from my teammates. 💪🏼 . . . #crazy88mma #tli #vhts #vhtsninja #bjjgirls #girlsingis #bjjlifestyle #bjjmotivation #ibjjf #bjj

Sound up 🔊 When there is only a few seconds left and @tyeryanbjj tells you to “hold’m solider”, you better hold them. 😂 Felt like I was going to pass out because I was so sick but Coach Tye’s yells gave me enough boost. 💪🏼 His constant energy and enthusiasm is always great to hear, especially at tournaments. Make sure you check him out and my other teammates fighting on @f2wbjj April 20th in Baltimore! . . 
#crazy88mma #vhts #vhtsny #bjj #ibjjf #bjjlifestlye #girlswhowrestle #girlsingis #bjjmotivation #nogijiujitsu #nogi
@leahvmays

Sound up 🔊 When there is only a few seconds left and @tyeryanbjj tells you to “hold’m solider”, you better hold them. 😂 Felt like I was going to pass out because I was so sick but Coach Tye’s yells gave me enough boost. 💪🏼 His constant energy and enthusiasm is always great to hear, especially at tournaments. Make sure you check him out and my other teammates fighting on @f2wbjj April 20th in Baltimore! . . #crazy88mma #vhts #vhtsny #bjj #ibjjf #bjjlifestlye #girlswhowrestle #girlsingis #bjjmotivation #nogijiujitsu #nogi

Silver 🥈 at the IBJJF Pan yesterday! Looking back, I am disappointed for not getting the gold but I understand it’s part of the journey. So if anyone sees me still being upset, tell me to shut up. 😂 
I’ve made a lot of jumps this past year and I’m ready to fix what I need to before worlds. . .

I really wanted to take the time to say thank to everyone who helps me everyday. I don’t say it enough to these people and I would not have made so much progress this past year without their help. 
Thank you to all my coaches from @crazy88mma @crazy88owingsmills they put so much time and energy into their students. I really do appreciate everything you all do. Thanks to my teammates for helping me improve and dealing with me, especially when I’m cutting weight. 😅 #skinnymays
Thank you to my sponsor @vhtsny for the great support this past year! I loved wearing my favorite competition gi yesterday. . .

Lastly, thank you so much to my friends and family for always being supportive and understanding, especially my parents, “You will always be gold to us.” ♥️ #ibjjfpan #crazy88mma #vhts #vhtsny #ibjjf #bjj #girlsingis #bjjlifestlye #bjjmotivation #bjjgirls #jiujitsu #jiujitsulife
@leahvmays

Silver 🥈 at the IBJJF Pan yesterday! Looking back, I am disappointed for not getting the gold but I understand it’s part of the journey. So if anyone sees me still being upset, tell me to shut up. 😂 I’ve made a lot of jumps this past year and I’m ready to fix what I need to before worlds. . . I really wanted to take the time to say thank to everyone who helps me everyday. I don’t say it enough to these people and I would not have made so much progress this past year without their help. Thank you to all my coaches from @crazy88mma @crazy88owingsmills they put so much time and energy into their students. I really do appreciate everything you all do. Thanks to my teammates for helping me improve and dealing with me, especially when I’m cutting weight. 😅 #skinnymays Thank you to my sponsor @vhtsny for the great support this past year! I loved wearing my favorite competition gi yesterday. . . Lastly, thank you so much to my friends and family for always being

I’m really not sure what I’m doing with my toes here... 🤔 📷: @dbrisenophoto . . .

#crazy88mma #vhts #vhtsny #ibjjf #nogiworlds #girlsingis #bjjgirls #bjjlifestyle #bjjmotivation #bjj #nogi 
#girlswhowrestle #jiujitsulifestyle
@leahvmays

I’m really not sure what I’m doing with my toes here... 🤔 📷: @dbrisenophoto . . . #crazy88mma #vhts #vhtsny #ibjjf #nogiworlds #girlsingis #bjjgirls #bjjlifestyle #bjjmotivation #bjj #nogi #girlswhowrestle #jiujitsulifestyle

Best girls team on the East Coast 
IBJJF Atlanta Open Stats:

Leah 
4 wins 0 losses 
28 points scored
3 submissions
Medium Heavy and Open Champ

Michelle 
6 wins 0 losses 
36 points scored
4 submissions 
Feather Weight and Open Champ

Vannessa
3 wins 0 losses 
20 points scored
2 submissions
Medium Heavy and Open Champ

Keep your eye out for us at the Pan Championships. Nothing but good things coming from us this season 🔥 
#Crazy88mma #MMA #JiuJitsu #VHTS #Vhtsninja #Fitness #BJJ #Women #Gold #Medal #GoldMedal #Brown #Blue #Belt #BlueBelt #BrownBelt #America #USA #Girls #Team #WomensJiuJitsu #EastCoast #GirlsinGis #BJJgirls
@leahvmays

Best girls team on the East Coast IBJJF Atlanta Open Stats: Leah 4 wins 0 losses 28 points scored 3 submissions Medium Heavy and Open Champ Michelle 6 wins 0 losses 36 points scored 4 submissions Feather Weight and Open Champ Vannessa 3 wins 0 losses 20 points scored 2 submissions Medium Heavy and Open Champ Keep your eye out for us at the Pan Championships. Nothing but good things coming from us this season 🔥 #crazy88mma #MMA #JiuJitsu #VHTS #Vhtsninja #Fitness #BJJ #Women #Gold #Medal #GoldMedal #Brown #Blue #Belt #BlueBelt #BrownBelt #America #USA #Girls #Team #womensjiujitsu #EastCoast #girlsingis #BJJgirls

A little fact about myself, I used to be super self-conscious of my body/image, like many girls tend to be. But now the things I was self-conscious of, I’m proud of and I love about myself. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has taught me so much in the past years. One of those is appreciating my body and what it is capable of doing, rather than what I think it should look like. 📷: @griffinbjj . . .

#crazy88mma #vhts #vhtsny #girlsingis #bjjlifestlye #bjjgirls #bjjmotivation #brazilianjiujitsu  #bjjtraining #bjj
@leahvmays

A little fact about myself, I used to be super self-conscious of my body/image, like many girls tend to be. But now the things I was self-conscious of, I’m proud of and I love about myself. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has taught me so much in the past years. One of those is appreciating my body and what it is capable of doing, rather than what I think it should look like. 📷: @griffinbjj . . . #crazy88mma #vhts #vhtsny #girlsingis #bjjlifestlye #bjjgirls #bjjmotivation #brazilianjiujitsu #bjjtraining #bjj

I can’t wait to go back to California for Pans next month. 📷: @dbrisenophoto
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#crazy88mma #vhts #vhtsny #girlsingis #bjjlifestlye #bjjmotivation #bjjgirls #bjj #ibjjf #bjjgirl
@leahvmays

I can’t wait to go back to California for Pans next month. 📷: @dbrisenophoto . . #crazy88mma #vhts #vhtsny #girlsingis #bjjlifestlye #bjjmotivation #bjjgirls #bjj #ibjjf #bjjgirl

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with some of my favorite people doing what I love the most. #heartsallaround
@leahvmays

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with some of my favorite people doing what I love the most. #heartsallaround

Faixa laranja! .
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Last night I was promoted to orange belt in Judo by @eduviana85! I was surprised but very happy for this promotion! Thank you so much for helping me improve this past year. I know I still have a lot to learn but I’m excited to continue to progress in Judo!
@leahvmays

Faixa laranja! . . . Last night I was promoted to orange belt in Judo by @eduviana85! I was surprised but very happy for this promotion! Thank you so much for helping me improve this past year. I know I still have a lot to learn but I’m excited to continue to progress in Judo!

Won my division and then got to close out with @gimmesummho at the IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open! The team did pretty good this weekend. Let’s keep this up for Pans next month 😈
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Thank you to my team and coaches for always helping me improve each day and @vhtsny for the constant support. It’s going to be a good year. 👏🏼
@leahvmays

Won my division and then got to close out with @gimmesummho at the IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open! The team did pretty good this weekend. Let’s keep this up for Pans next month 😈 . . . Thank you to my team and coaches for always helping me improve each day and @vhtsny for the constant support. It’s going to be a good year. 👏🏼

Are we watching Jiu-Jitsu matches or checking out the açaí stand? 🤔
@leahvmays

Are we watching Jiu-Jitsu matches or checking out the açaí stand? 🤔

This year that’ll be gold. 
#roadtoworldchampion . . . 📷: @dbrisenophoto
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This year that’ll be gold. #roadtoworldchampion . . . 📷: @dbrisenophoto

Getting swept into the new year like.... .
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But for real, I’m going to leave that whole getting swept in the last couple seconds of my matches in 2018. 😂🤦🏼‍♀️
@leahvmays

Getting swept into the new year like.... . . . But for real, I’m going to leave that whole getting swept in the last couple seconds of my matches in 2018. 😂🤦🏼‍♀️

“This is the no gi feel different but it’s growing on me face. Like damn, I can do this and do it well.” - @tyeryanbjj 😂
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No-gi is definitely growing on me. 📷: @dbrisenophoto
@leahvmays

“This is the no gi feel different but it’s growing on me face. Like damn, I can do this and do it well.” - @tyeryanbjj 😂 . . . . No-gi is definitely growing on me. 📷: @dbrisenophoto

Super proud of @lindseybarry! Blue looks pretty nice on you 👀 . . . 
She’s also repping a great @vhtsny gi! 👏🏼
@leahvmays

Super proud of @lindseybarry! Blue looks pretty nice on you 👀 . . . She’s also repping a great @vhtsny gi! 👏🏼

Took silver today at the No-Gi Worlds! There were a lot of fun matches in my division and had a close match in the open. Overall, it was an amazing experience getting out there without wearing a gi for once and I’m slowly feeling less uncomfortable with it.😂 . . .
Shoutout to @tyeryanbjj and @timspriggsbjj for coaching me during my matches. Thank you to my coaches back home for helping me prepare for this and all my teammates for sparring with me, especially when I was sick..🤦🏼‍♀️
@leahvmays

Took silver today at the No-Gi Worlds! There were a lot of fun matches in my division and had a close match in the open. Overall, it was an amazing experience getting out there without wearing a gi for once and I’m slowly feeling less uncomfortable with it.😂 . . . Shoutout to @tyeryanbjj and @timspriggsbjj for coaching me during my matches. Thank you to my coaches back home for helping me prepare for this and all my teammates for sparring with me, especially when I was sick..🤦🏼‍♀️

This month, exactly one year ago, was when @vhtsny first started to sponsor me. It’s been great and I appreciate the support so much. I’m super excited for 2019! . . . 📷: @dbrisenophoto
@leahvmays

This month, exactly one year ago, was when @vhtsny first started to sponsor me. It’s been great and I appreciate the support so much. I’m super excited for 2019! . . . 📷: @dbrisenophoto


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