Pacific Northwest Events

Girls in Gis Washington-Kent Event

Back in the Pacific Northwest we go!

July 17, 2022
12 PM – 3 PM

Doors open at 11:30 AM. Please arrive early so you have enough time to change and be ready when the event begins at 12:00 PM.

Foster Jiu Jitsu
8256 S 192nd St
Kent, WA 98032

Guest Instructor: Michelle Wagner, Becca Pheasant-Reis and Katie Egan

This event is open to women and girls of all ages and skill levels. No experience is needed. All participants must register online.

Instructor Bios

Michelle Wagner is a black belt out of Foster Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, she is is a Systems Engineer in IT, and adventure seeker and a work out enthusiast. When she not rolling or working, she spends time at the working out. She loves to hike, dive and spend time with her husband going on as many adventures as they can make up.

Michelle began her BJJ journey some nineteen years ago. She says she was looking for something to do and a good friend told her about BJJ. For Michelle it was love and first sight. From her very first class she knew that she was hooked and she was forever changed. Michelle says BJJ has definitely made her a better person.

Becca Pheasant-Reis is a black belt under James “300” Foster, an assistant coach, occasional competitor, and a Girls in Gis Ambassador out of Seattle, Washington. Her favorite tournament is Master Worlds, where she is a medalist at blue, purple, and brown, and her favorite pro event is F2W, where she was awarded submission of the night. As a lifelong athlete, nerd, and artist, she fell in love with the physical, cerebral, and creative aspects of jiu jitsu. She enjoys breaking down techniques into base concepts to understand how they work and rebuilding them to best fit her own style.
Outside of jiu jitsu, Becca is an Architect that rehabilitates historic buildings. Her career is dedicated to bringing new life to old buildings and helping communities retain the places that are important to them. She recently joined the board of the local Association for Preservation Technology chapter and is a member of several local preservation organizations. Some of her other interests include gaming with her husband, reading, and traveling.

Katie Egan is a brown belt training out of the Seattle, WA area at Foster Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a One Jiu Jitsu affiliate as both an athlete and an assistant coach. She has notable wins on the largest stages including Nogi Worlds, Nogi and Gi Pans, Master Worlds, Europeans, American Nationals and F2W. In addition to competing and coaching she is also a referee for numerous organizations including IBJJF, F2W, and Grappling Industries. She also runs the Women Who Roll website, social medias, and soon to be podcast.

Outside of Jiu Jitsu, Katie loves table top gaming, video games, art, and reading and writing. She runs a small business through Etsy, and spends most of her time outside of the gym with her two dogs, two cats and her family.