April has been a marathon of events for Girls in Gis! The Girls in Gis Texas Pfluggerville event was the half way mark and we’re only building up steam as we go. Girls in Gis Texas Pfluggerville was an event filled with lots of love and plenty of submissions Around thirty females from all over the Central Texas area and some from Houston came together to support each other and share their passion for the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) at Team Rabadi BJJ & Muay Thai. The storm was fierce outside just as the action was inside at GIGTX-Pfluggerville.
There are so many reasons we come together to practice this art. Some gravitate to the art to get in shape, to learn how to protect themselves, to learn how to fight or to build confidence and a sense of self reliance. Regardless of the reasons, when we come together it leaves a better person. Whether you are a hobbiest, competitor or it is a fleeting passion, BJJ will forever impact your life’s journey. Coming together at events like Girls in Gis is another way to come together and in that you will realize that you are apart of something even bigger than you ever imagined.
Hosts/instructors Claudia Dalesandro (Purple Belt) shared a simple and extremely effective arm bar from guard. This is definitely a submission set up that many of us have had before, but now we know how to take advantage of the position. Lana Toporek (Purple Belt) taught a crowd pleasing kimura submission from a baited omopalata set up. Always being a couple steps ahead is the name of the game. Last but not least Jennifer Norrell (Blue Belt) shared her favorite triangle from guard. A sneaky triangle that will catch your opponent off guard.
No matter how old we are bottom line is girls just want to have fun. There is nothing more fun than getting silly and there is nothing wrong with a little healthy competition to get the blood flowing. Congratulations to Tiffany and Alexandra on winning our challenges.
It is said that a chain is no stronger than its weakest link. By coming together we strengthen that chain. There is strength in solidarity. Together we will pave the way toward change just as the sisters before us did. Creating more opportunities for females of the generations to come. Women’s BJJ is gaining momentum, but we still have a long way to go but with how strong and united we are now the sky’s the limit!
Thank you to Rabadi BJJ & Muay Thai for providing a warm and welcoming environment for everyone. We appreciate your hospitality. Thank you to our hosts Claudia, Lana and Jennifer for making this an excellent event. This would not have been possible if not for all of the awesome Girls in Gis of Texas! Keep on rolling sisters!!! See you again soon!
Check out the photos from this event at: www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1111890432176111.1073741912.223743377657492&type=3