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Submitted by BrianCimins on June 15, 2010 – 2:40am

I scouted Annie-Claude Bisson at the Ontario BJJ Open a few months back with a recommendation from Riccardo Ammendolia ( and I was super impressed. Annie-Claude is a terror on the mats, at only 12 years old, fights like a seasoned teenager, defeating boys and girls alike continent-wide. Her father is very inspiring, as he believed in his daughter’s ability so much, that he purchased a motorhome to travel to events within a 10 hour range of his hometown Ottawa. That’s dedication to the sport, so I’d like to recognize a great supporter of the future of the sport, the entire Bisson family for coming out.

I invited her father and family down to compete at Grapplers Quest’s 2010 U.S. National Grappling Championships, Saturday, June 12th in Morristown, New Jersey and Annie-Claude delivered as promised, taking home two U.S. National Championship titles and she plans on winning the Canadian Nationals on October 30th in London, Ontario Canada (get more info at: as well. Look out America, Annie-Claude’s got her guns!