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The Olympic Games really had me thinking about a variety of things this year. I have always wanted to be in the Olympics.  I love to swim, but I am no Michael Phelps. In high school when we did our gymnastic portion of P.E. my teacher told me that I […]



The History of the Shaka and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Although all  Martial Arts have traditions, have a legacy and have a rich history, no two Martial Arts are alike. There are many aspects of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) that separate it from the rest.  Could it be the fact that it is the most effective martial art when it comes […]

Breaking the Cycle with Jiu-Jitsu: Beth Thrasher

The women of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are known to create a community of encouragement for one another. Beth Thrasher of Jackson, Mississippi a purple belt under Joe Savion has taken it a step further. Wingfield High School is home to Vector Jiu Jitsu, the passion project of Beth and her […]


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Never Apologize For Who You Are: Hillary Van Ornum 2

When we first embark upon the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey, we typically do it for our family, our friends, or ourselves.  As women and nurturers, though, it changes somewhere along the way.  We still do it for ourselves but we also see the bigger picture.  We see how the camaraderie […]

Girls in Gis Texas-Spring Recap & Photos

  On June 12th Ground Dwellers BJJ hosted Girls in Gis in Spring, Texas. Thirty-four women and girls came together for a day of fun and BJJ. Two brave souls venture onto the mats for the first time. Sisters Loralei (13) and Sierra Miller (14) along with Aaliyah (13) and Angelina (10) […]

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Girls in Gis Hawaii Special Event Recap & Photos

Along the shores of Waikiki under the Diamond head crater at Kapiolani park is where you found Girls in Gis Hawaii on May 21st 2016. The cool trade winds blew, the sky was blue with big fluffy clouds and under the monkey pod trees is where 2000 sq ft of mat […]

Women That Walk The Path Less Chosen: The Jiujiteira 1

No two Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) journeys are the same. Just as the journeys are unique, so are the females that have chosen this path. Some choose to start earlier in life, some later. Some are looking for something and for some that thing finds them. Females come in all shapes and […]


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Girls in Gis Arizona-Gilbert

REGISTER FOR GIRLS IN GIS ARIZONA-GILBERT HERE! Saturday July 30th, 2016 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (MST) Power MMA & Fitness 855 N Gilbert Rd Gilbert, AZ 85234 Girls in Gis events are designed to bring together the community and encourage new participants to embark on their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey. Our events […]

Girls in Gis Midwest Edmond OK

REGISTER FOR GIRLS IN GIS MIDWEST EDMOND OKLAHOMA HERE!! Saturday August 6th, 2016 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CDT) Redline Gracie Jiu-Jitsu 745 Enterprise Dr #100 Edmond, OK 73013 Girls in Gis events are designed to bring together the community and encourage new participants to embark on their Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey. Our events […]

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Girls in Gis Great Lakes Special Event-Chicago IL

REGISTER FOR GIRLS IN GIS GREAT LAKES SPECIAL EVENT HERE!! ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER ONLINE! REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 11:00 AM ON 9/9/16 OR WHEN WE HIT CAPACITY. Saturday September 10th, 2016 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CDT) Brazil 021 School of Jiu-Jitsu : Arlington Heights 516 W. Campus Dr. Unit B […]