Nadia Piazza

Nadia Piazza

Which sport(s) do you compete in?

I compete in BJJ

What is your belt rank?

White belt.

When and how did you start BJJ/MMA?

I've started Brazilian Jujitsu 4 months ago in Absolute MMA gym.

How would you describe your style?

I'm still working on my style so I can't say that I have one, but I definitely like to play on top.

Who are your BJJ/MMA heroes and why?

I don't know any famous bjj practitioner but I can consider my coaches and higher belts my heroes and the people that I look up to.

What is your most memorable BJJ/MMA moment?

My most memorable moment since I've started it's probably the first submission I've concluded during a roll.

What are your goals and motivation to compete?

My goals are being able master this discipline, train more often and compete as much as I can. The people who train with me are the ones that keeps me motivated to improve and do better.

What does your weekly training schedule look like (including S&C)?

My weekly training schedule is composed by 3 strength sessions and 3 BJJ classes a week. Occasionally I participate to Conditioning sessions too.

In your opinion, what do you think most BJJ/MMA practitioners lack in their training?

In my opinion most of bjj or mma practitioners lack in specific strength training, which I think is fundamental to both improve performance and prevent injuries.

What are your highest values in your BJJ/MMA and training life?

I consider my higher values in training: respect, discipline, commitment, humility, consistency and competitiveness.

What do you do for fun or to relax outside of your training/competition schedule?

My passions in life are training and any kind of physical activity so that's what I like doing when I've got free time.

How has Strength & Conditioning impacted your BJJ/MMA?

When I've started BJJ I already had a S&C training background so I can't tell how this has impacted my performance. But I can definitely say I feel stronger than most of the girls in my weight division and this helps a lot.