New Baby Interrupts Woman's Martial Arts Winning Streak


Angela Shepherd's martial arts winning streak will soon be put on hold for the birth of her child.

"But after she has the baby, she promises to be back," said her husband, Wyatt.


Angela Shepherd

Angela Shepherd's victory run includes three consecutive wins beginning Oct. 27, 2007 at a North American Grappling Association match in Las Vegas.

There, she won the division title by out-pointing her foe.

"Next, she competed Feb. 2, 2008 at the Third Annual Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open in Mesa," Wyatt Shepherd said.

This time out, she won the crown by successfully executing an arm bar that forced her foe into submission.

Only two weeks later, she returned to Las Vegas to compete in another NAGA fray, which she won by a large point margin.

Angela teaches Women's Fitness and Self Defense classes at Pankration Martial Arts, which she and her husband co-own.

Wyatt, the lead instructor at the academy, also competes on the NAGA circuit.

At the Feb. 16 Las Vegas tournament, he won his first match in the pro division before falling in the second to six-time world champion, Darce Choke.

Also for the Pankration Martial Arts team, Gary Carney won his first professional fight while competing in a Full Moon Fighting Organization tournament held Feb. 23 at Rocky Point, Mexico.

"Gary fought in a back and forth war before winning the fight in the second round by TKO," Wyatt Shepherd said.

Next up, for the local team is the Grapplers' Quest tournament to be held May 3 in Las Vegas.

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