Who is Jessa Jada Khan #AsianGames?

It went viral today. Jessa Jada Khan (Instagram), an American, who also identifies herself as half Mexican half Cambodian, just won a Gold Medal in Jiu-Jitsu at Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Born to a Cambodian father, 16-year-old Jessa (ខាន់ ចេសា in Khmer) was seen active on social media, taking part in a lot of BJJ (Brazilian jiu-jitsu) combats. On a website, Jessa Khan is described as a BJJ fighter that trains at Art of Jiu-Jitsu academy. On her instagram page, Jessa also displays very strong enthusiasm for sports as a 3x World Champion, 3x Pan Am Champion, and 2x Nogi World Champion.

A bit about Jiu-Jitsu: its a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting.

From Jessa’s Facebook page
From the Facebook page of National Olympic Committee of Cambodia

Let the beauty of what you love, be what you do || @artofjiujitsu ?

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Her father, Peter Khan, was also seen teaching her Jiu-Jitsu combat in this Instagram video:

Happy Birthday Dad! Love you!!?????????? @khmerkhan

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Jessa and her father (on the right)

Looks like Jessa’s family are all Jiu-Jitsu lovers!


For Jessa’s fans out there, Jessa needs your support! Go follow her on her Instagram page!

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