Dr. Mary Hansen Smith began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in May of 2017 and was recently promoted to Blue belt this past December. She’s competed a few times and it’s apparent, she's comfortable getting in there and mixing it up. As a White belt, she won Gold at the 2019 Copa Bela and Gold at the 2019 AZBJJL State Championships. This past February, Mary competed at Blue belt for the first time and won double Gold at the 2020 Arizona Open, she won Gold in her division and Gold in the Open division. When Mary started training jiu jitsu, she was just starting her third and most hectic year of medical school. She credits jiu jitsu with helping her stay balanced, grounded and fit. She just started her 2nd year of residency in Pathology at The University of Arizona Banner Medical Center. One of the things Mary likes most about jiu jitsu is that she’s able to train and compete alongside her family. Mary, her husband and three of their five children all train jiu jitsu and they all like to compete. On top of her busy schedule, Mary likes to run and is pretty consistent about getting out there and running regularly. In her free time, she likes to raise chickens, garden and sew. This mother of five walks very softly and carries a big stick. We are honored to have Mary and her family in the Primero family. We congratulate Mary on all her accomplishments and wish her continued success. Dr. Mary Hansen Smith is one of the reasons Primero has become Tucson’s premier jiu jitsu academy.