The path to Jiu Jitsu for Monique Ricardo was different. She wasn’t big into athletics as a kid, but did participate in modeling and bodybuilding as a young adult. After being introduced to Jiu Jitsu by her husband, she was hooked. The mother of two has collected numerous world titles in the sport, which has also given her the chance to travel to places like France, Germany, Italy and the U.K. If she’s not competing, Monique is typically found passing along her knowledge at Cobra Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Plano, Texas, the school she and her husband, a highly decorated black belt, own and operate.