Shama Ko is the program director of an organization called Girls in Gis (GIG). GIG supports a growing and supportive community of women in BJJ. Chapters of GIG are springing up all over the Midwest. Shama has been training BJJ for 13 years. GIG had about 30 events this year.
This week we have an interview with Amber Oxford. Amber is a Blue belt that trains at Wichita Jiu-Jitsu Club. Amber is holding a free event called Girls in Gis on April 12 at the Wichita Jiu-Jitsu Club. When she is not on the mats Amber is a full time nurse and she recently bought a salon it is called Tranquility Salon. Amber also finds time in her busy schedule to compete on a regular basis.
Girls in gis was started by Ashley Nguyen as an open mat for women, it has gotten much bigger. Girls in Gis is a nonprofit organization that helps promote BJJ to women. It has been growing under the leadership of Shama Ko for the past five years.
Amber talks about:
Getting more women on your BJJ team
The Girls in Gis organization
Her experiences competing
The benefits of women doing BJJ
How to get a Girls in Gis event to your area
And much more
Support us by checking out our sponsorFujisports.com Coupon code “BJJBrick” for 10% off your purchase. Check out the women’s Gi selection!
Quote of the week: This quote was brought to us by Coach John Connors “Commitment requires an endless series of small painful actions” Phil Stutz