HOUSTON, TX, December 5, 2012 – It was a monumental occasion for Texas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the Women’s BJJ Scene in particular here in the lone star state this past Saturday as Girls in Gis celebrated their third-year anniversary at Elite MMA in Houston in front of their largest group of attendees yet.
Originally founded in September 2009, Girls in Gis (“GIG” for short) was created to bring together a community of girls and women who train BJJ and provide a safe, fun environment for training. Since its inception and largely through the efforts of GIG organizer Shama Ko and many others on the scene, the GIG community has grown to put on women-only open mats in cities all across Texas.
Their growth has clearly been evident and as they’ve grown, so too has the women’s BJJ competition scene at tournaments all across the state – which has been absolutely awesome to watch!
Girls are fierce!
This past Saturday’s GIG anniversary event included 74 girl and women BJJ enthusiasts from all over the state (and a few from beyond) who all showed up a day of fun, rolling, and celebrating friendships old and new.
Girls in Gis founder Ashley Nguyen did a remarkable job organizing the action on the mats. Aside from technique, the group went through some fun games and contests as well. In short, it all looked really awesome and any Texas Female BJJ’ers who weren’t able to make it sadly missed out and should make one of these events soon (they do a women’s open mat almost every month).
Check out a more detailed recap of the Girls in Gis Three-Year Anniversary here and enjoy our photos of the event below!