Building People Up-Jen Russell

There are people in this world that are born to lead and those that are meant to follow. Not everyone is meant to lead and we need followers as much as we need strong leaders. After all a chief is only as strong as their tribe. There is something deep […]



Is The Writing On The Wall?

There are so many reasons we are all drawn to BJJ. Not only is it an individual martial art that allows us to evolve, there is a sense of belonging and being a part of a team. There are physical and mental strengths we gain and an emotional support we find […]

Go Where the Path May Lead You-Rose Sousa

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ)  is considered a journey and where that journey will take you is of the unknown. It can take you to new countries, bring self-awareness, lead to new relationships and change your world completely. Brazilian native black belt Rose Sousa of GFTeam is no stranger to the adventures […]



Lead By Example-Misty Shearer 1

With just under 100 years since its inception, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) has become the fastest growing martial art in recent time. With the accelerated growth the reach of BJJ  transcends all boundaries and stretches from one end of the earth to the other.  According to Canadian native and BJJ Black […]

Ain’t Nuttin but a GIG OG Thang-Belinda Bueno Serrano

The Girls in Gis (GIG) as we know now is the same Girls in Gis that the OG’s like Belinda Bueno Serrano knew then, except she’s  (Girls in Gis) all grown up now. Belinda is one of the original women who has been a part of the GIG movement since […]



A Family That Trains Together Stays Together-Gaby Muller

There is no bond stronger than the family unit and the stronger that family unit the more anything is possible. Just like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is as much of an individual sport, it takes a team to make that individual. The Jimenez-Muller household is one of those prime examples of where you see these […]

Creating Your Place in Jiu-Jitsu: Karen Miller Peterson 3

Many of us wear several hats. Karen Peterson is one of those women who wears them well. Black belt Karen Peterson has been training since 2004. She began training because she was bored with running and although she liked to workout and be fit, she get bored quickly working out on […]



40+ Reasons Why Jiu-Jitsu-Katharine Harrison 3

The older we get sometimes the less adventurous we can become in trying new things. We make excuses as to why not, instead of finding reasons why to. We become set in our ways and sometimes fear can take hold and get the better of us. This was not the […]


Meet the host of Girls in Gis Texas Farmers Branch-Desarai Meyer

  Desarai Meyer, Des or Desi as her friends call her grew up throughout the Midwest and East coast in places like Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Oklahoma, and she currently resides in Texas. When Desi isn’t on the mats, she works as an administrative assistant for a surgical center or you will […]