Katie Belkalem

Katie Belkalem

Instructor

Biography:

Katie is currently a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Gracie Barra Professor Fateh Belkalem.  Katie grew up in London and currently teaches science at H.B. Beal Secondary School.  Before training jiu jitsu, Katie was an amateur wrestler.  She completed for Canada on the National Junior and Senior team and represented Lakehead University as a Thunderwolf.  Katie has represented Canada on the international stage and medalled at several prestigious events included the World Championships (5th, 7th place), World Cup (silver), Commonwealth Championships (gold), and Pan Am Championships (gold).  Katie continues to compete in jiu jitsu both locally and internationally and has competed at the IBJJF World Championships as both a blue and purple belt (eliminated in ¼ finals).  Katie is currently recovering from multi ligament knee reconstruction and is the Gracie Barra London Program Director.