I live in Ventura County, California. My parents live in CA along with my brother. I have 2 nieces and a nephew. My dad is a retired USAF Lt. Colonel 26 1/2 yrs, also retired pilot from Fed Ex. My brother is also USAF active, my Mom helps out with the kids when my brother works. I have a wife her name is Stacey.
Jenna Bernick with her wife Stacey
Photo from Jenna's facebook
I work for Nordstrom doing Loss Prevention
No they are not concerned. Stacey is very supportive and comes to my fights with me.
Been fighting since 2008 but training on and off since high school.
I've always been athletic and did Tae Kwon Do in high school and got into kickboxing. Just kind of got into it, didn't really have to think about it.
I try to practice all different aspects of MMA. The grappling was something to add into my workouts.
I believe striking is more important because it tends to lead to more exciting fights. Not that grappling isn’t important but it can be a bit boring sometimes.
Yes I am. Currently trying to work on my next fight for March 2015
It will be MMA for sure and not sure on who my opponent will be. The league/promoter is The Clash MMA out of Utah.
5'5" and currently heavy weight but cutting weight to light heavy weight by March 2015
Jenna Bernick with Miesha Tate at the grand opening Bus Ruten's new Gym, Elite MMA
Photo from MMA Free Agent
I believe it will be 185-205 but not sure.
No I don’t believe so. Everyone has their own way of fighting so I don’t believe there are ordinary fighters.
In women’s MMA it’s the opposite. There aren’t a lot of light heavyweights or heavyweights out there so it’s harder to get fights. Most of the women’s mma is focused on the weight classes that are 155 and below. Mostly 105-135 to be exact.
There really isn’t an advantage to being a heavier weight it honestly does slow you down and that’s why I’m working on dropping weight.
I don’t know anything about Sumo and wouldn’t ever do it.
I only fight girls.
I don’t see how that even matters. I watch the sport and am a fighter because I love the sport. If they want to get turned on then that’s one them but I believe if you are true fan of the sport then you watch it for the sport nothing else.
It actually was just a one time thing. A friend's daughter and her friends were the only girls on the Ventura High School wrestling treat and had a big tournament coming up. One of the girls was having problems with some escapes from the bottom so I helped her out showing her some stuff. Had a good time for sure. The girl I showed a couple of things do didn't win but she was able to use the technique I showed her to escape a couple of times and was really excited about that. It made me feel good to helper her out.
I'm not a big wrestler and not a fan of going to the ground. I need to work on my BJJ and wrestling so I really can't answer this question.
Yes as a pro fighter we get paid even if we don't win.
It's different for every female fighter. As for me it's being able to learn different techniques and learning from others.