Nikki is a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. She teaches the female only class on Wednesdays at 5 pm. Nikki holds a Diploma in Transpersonal Art Therapy and a Diploma in Remedial Massage. Her passion is engaging women of all ages to rise to their full potential whether it be personally or in martial arts.
in Bjj Do achievements:
- 05/08/12 Bronze Events BJJ White Belt Adult Division - Sydney, Australia.
- 08/09/12 Gold Machado Nationals White Belt Senior Division - Melbourne, Australia.
- 08/09/12 Silver Machado Nationals White Belt Senior Open Division - Melbourne, Australia.
- 07/10/12 Gold Events BJJ White Division Adult Division - Sydney, Australia.
-07/10/12 Silver Events BJJ White Belt Open Division - Sydney, Australia
-14/07/13 Gold Events Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt Masters Division - Sydney, Australia
-14/08/13 Bronze Events Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt Adult Open Division - Sydney, Australia
-18/08/13 Silver Australian Champions Cup Blue Belt Masters Division - Sydney, Australia
-18/08/13 Silver Australian Champions Cup Blue Belt Masters Open Division - Sydney, Australia
-22/09/13 Gold Events Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt Adult Division - Sydney, Australia
-2013 Ranked National Number 1 for Female Blue Master Gi Certification granted by The Australian Federation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (AFBJJ)
-06/09/14 Gold Machado Nationals Blue Belt Masters Division - Melbourne, Australia
-06/09/14 Bronze Machado Nationals Blue Belt Masters Open Division - Melbourne, Australia
-2014 Silver World Masters Purple Belt Masters 4 Division – California, USA
-2014 Bronze World Masters Purple Belt Masters 4 Open Division – California, USA
-2016 Gold World Masters Purple Belt Masters 4 Division – Las Vegas, USA
-2016 Silver World Masters Purple Belt Masters 4 Open Division – Las Vegas, USA
-2016 Ranked International Number 3 for Purple Belt Masters 4
-Certification granted by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF)
-2017 Silver World Masters Brown Belt Masters 5 Division – Las Vegas, USA
-2017 Silver World Masters Brown Belt Masters 5 Open Division – Las Vegas, USA
-2017 Ranked International Number 3 for Brown Belt Masters 5 Certification granted by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF)
Q&A Session Between Nikki Lange and Elite Sports
Question: 1. What will you suggest to the newcomers?
Answer: It takes most people about 3 months for their heads to get around what their bodies are trying to do, so don’t give yourself a hard time about progress. In a women’s only class, encouragement to give everything a go and that it doesn’t matter what you look like doing it is the way to go. For some women, a mixed class can be daunting, so if there is any doubt, it is ok to respectfully say I am sitting this one out or opt for a higher ranked belt of similar size. It is important that every woman is invited to voice queries/concerns with their coach.
Question: 2. What does it mean for you to be a fighter?
Answer: Strength of mind and body. A person that can assess, strategize and seize opportunities is a fighter
Question: 3. What are the essential things for the training?
Answer: When you are person 40 – 50 +, warming up and stretching is essential along with keeping hydrated – oh and a mouth guard!.
Question: 4. What separates you from every other fighter in your division?
Answer: Probably my sense of humour.
Question: 5. What is the meaning of success in your mind?
Answer: Success is turning up, tagging hands and giving your best!
Question: 6. With whom would you like to fight, and why?
Answer: Anyone in my age division, regardless of weight category!.
Question: 7. Is there any difference b/w your common days’ diet and during competition training diet??
Answer: When prepping for competition, fish, vegetables, water repeat!.
Question: 8. How does a beginner prepare for the competition? Any advice for beginners?
Answer: Have no expectations, enjoy the process and show good sportsmanship. You never lose, you always learn.
Question: 9. How is it helpful to have the information about your competitor?
Answer: Knowing their game is to know you never want to feel their game.
Question: 10. Are the martial arts necessary for a common person? How?
Answer: Having some self defense skills empowers a person. Being aware of joint limitation can help a smaller person immobilize a bigger threat. Having experience in creating and closing distance is the bees knees.
Question: 11. Which moment is memorable for you in your past competitions?
Answer: There is nothing like being awarded your brown belt on the podium by your husband/coach after becoming a world champion at purple belt and beating the world number in the Absolute division.
Question: 12. How do martial arts help to build a leader?
Answer: Being able to impart information and methodologies makes a good leader. If Martial arts can help a person to show compassion and understanding that we all are individuals with an array of skill sets and value, then that is the foundation for leadership.
Question: 13. What would be your dream fight?
Answer: Clinch sacrifice takedown, straight into a Mackenzie Dern gi lapel choke.
Question: 14. How is the road plan necessary for any competition?
Answer: Honing your game is the plan in the lead up to any competition. Doing your thing every other day will put you in good stead for the unexpected!.
Question: 15. Do you have any advice for your competitors?
Answer: Leave it on the mats!.
Question: 16. How important is the sports gear in any competition?
Answer: Feeling comfortable and mobile is important! Showing pride in your club/sponsor is respect!.
Question: 17. What should we learn from the legends /or from the seniors? Who is your inspiration?
Answer: Legends/Seniors know the art and have proven Long Gevity, which deserves respect. Mackenzie Dern, Angelica Galveo, Michelle Nicolini are the real deal!.
Question: 18. To whom you would like to compliment for your success?
Answer: Firstly I owe my success to my husband/coach and equally I compliment all my training partners. In Jiu Jitsu you are not an island.
Question: 19. Who is your favorite legendary fighter? Why?
Answer: Andre Powell is the only Australian sight impaired black belt. He is a black belt in life and on the mat! He competes in able bodied tournaments, has traveled the world for competition and training and is an amazing human being and friend!.