Girls in Gis Podcast

Girls in Gis

The Girls in Gis podcast is dedicated to providing a voice for women and girls in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Our goal is to entertain and inform our listeners while bringing recognition to women and girls in the grappling arts. read less
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GIG: Next Generation w/ Landrie Joseph
Jan 20 2024
GIG: Next Generation w/ Landrie Joseph
This week, Shama sits down with  Landrie JosephLandrie began her jiu jitsu journey in March of 2015, and continued her training under professor Bruno Mendes with Soul Fighters Martial Arts Training Center in Allen Texas.Landrie began competing at 5.5 and won Pan Kids at the young age of 7! She has stayed on the competition scene throughout the years earning two more silver Medals at Pan kids in 2020 and 2021.Landrie has enjoyed doing super fights with Fight 2 Win and Submission Hunter pro winning several at each venue.Most recently, she competed in the ADCC open in Austin earning a double silver. She is looking forward to doing more on the ADCC platform in 2024.In the last year, Landrie started helping teach the kids class at her academy, and this quickly became one of her favorite part of her jiu jitsu journey.She is currently 13 years old and a green white belt.She lives in McKinney Texas with her mom and dad and three dogs. Landrie currently attends McKinney Christian Academy and also plays Basketball and Softball.Learn more about Girls in Gis:Homepage: https://www.girls-in-gis.comEvents: https://www.girls-in-gis.com/events/Shop: http://www.girls-in-gis.com/shop/Donate: http://www.girls-in-gis.com/donate/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GirlsinGisFacebook Official: https://www.facebook.com/GirlsinGisTwitter: @_girls_in_gis_Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlsingis/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/girlsingis
GIG: Next Generation w/ Divana Sandoval
Jul 15 2023
GIG: Next Generation w/ Divana Sandoval
This week, Shama sits down with Divana Sandoval AKA “Divana The Beast”, a 12 years old and currently a yellow/black belt training out of GFTeam Orange, CA. Divana is extremely active and loves any sports she comes across but most she loves God! Divana takes sports seriously and is very competitive. She participates in Jiu-jitsu, Wrestling, Muay Thai, Boxing while in school she participates in practically every sport. Divana beat the entire school while a 6th grader in the most pushups (Jr & High School) during state testing! She also loves to hike, ride bikes, rollerblade, you name it! If she has an opportunity to go to the gym with her older sister, she’s all for it.Divana’s been training Jiu-jitsu for about 5 years and competing for about the same time. Divana has multiple championships in the following: 4 x Gi & No Gi SJJIF Worlds, 2 x IBJJF Pan Kids, 2 x IBJJF Con Kids, 4 consecutive years JJWL Season Champion. She’s been training MMA for a few years and is a 2 x MMA United Fight League champ, 2 x IFS Kickboxing. She’s been training wrestling for about 2-3 years, but recently took it seriously and started competing more and earned championships in the following: 2 x State Freestyle champion 1 x State Folkstyle 1 x State Folkstyle runner up, 1 x 4th National Folkstyle champ.Divana loves to be challenged and doesn’t mind being added to an older and/or heavier bracket she’s always up for a challenge win or lose. Divana is a humble little girl that loves to hang out with her parents especially her dad (she’s a daddy’s girl), but yet has big goals that include, to be one of the best UFC fighters. I can go on and on about Divana, but with this being said Divana is active, loves challenges and loves sports. She hopes to own her own gym and be able to teach and help the unprivileged.Learn more about Girls in Gis:Homepage: https://www.girls-in-gis.comEvents: https://www.girls-in-gis.com/events/Shop: http://www.girls-in-gis.com/shop/Donate: http://www.girls-in-gis.com/donate/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GirlsinGisFacebook Official: https://www.facebook.com/GirlsinGisTwitter: @_girls_in_gis_Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlsingis/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/girlsingis
GIG: Ask A Black Belt w/ Heather Woods
Apr 9 2023
GIG: Ask A Black Belt w/ Heather Woods
This week, Shama sits down with  Atos Blackbelt and IBJJF gold medalist, Heather Woods!Raised in Boise, Idaho, Heather started traveling at 19 and put on a gi for the first time during a trip to Brazil nearly 10 years ago. Since that day, Heather has traveled and trained all over the globe, eventually earning her blackbelt from the legendary World Champion, Andre Galvao, and the renowned Atos Academy, one of the top competition teams in the world! In addition to her Atos team, Heather has also trained with notable jiu-jitsu luminaries in many other countries, making her style unique.Heather is not only a credentialed competitor, whose skill and training have been tested at the highest levels but a top-notch coach whose passion for jiu-jitsu inspires and motivates her students!Learn more about Girls in Gis:Homepage: https://www.girls-in-gis.comEvents: https://www.girls-in-gis.com/events/Shop: http://www.girls-in-gis.com/shop/Donate: http://www.girls-in-gis.com/donate/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GirlsinGisFacebook Official: https://www.facebook.com/GirlsinGisTwitter: @_girls_in_gis_Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlsingis/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/girlsingisLearn more about Girls in Gis:Homepage: https://www.girls-in-gis.comEvents: https://www.girls-in-gis.com/events/Shop: http://www.girls-in-gis.com/shop/Donate: http://www.girls-in-gis.com/donate/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GirlsinGisFacebook Official: https://www.facebook.com/GirlsinGisTwitter: @_girls_in_gis_Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlsingis/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/girlsingis
GIG: Next Generation w/ Anabell Kline
Mar 25 2023
GIG: Next Generation w/ Anabell Kline
This week, Shama sits down with 17 year old blue belt Annabell Kline!She trains under Ray and Rachel Casias at Tennessee Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, a Zenith affiliate. She began her Jiu Jitsu journey at the age of 14, with the intention to learn a form of self defense alongside her younger brother, who had been getting bullied in school. After a few short months training, she discovered her true passion and increased her training regimen in preparation for future competitions. After going undefeated at white belt, Annabell moved through the belt ranks fairly quickly, earning her grey and yellow belts within a year, winning Kids International at grey belt in 2019. The year 2020 marked the beginning of the Covid pandemic, which sidetracked Annabells training regimen, focing a year off from in-gym training.Following her return to the gym in 2021, Annabell quickly obtained her green and blue belts, placing 3rd in the 2021 Pan American and Jiu Jitsu Con Championships, only one short month after earning her blue belt. She went on to place 2nd in the 2022 Pan American Championship. In addition to success on the competition circuit, Annabell is also an accomplished instructor. She began coaching the TBJJA kids classes at green belt and was taking over as lead instructor by the time she hit blue belt.She is now the lead instructor for the kids conditioning and competition classes, creating intense conditioning regimens for the serious competitors. She loves sharing her knowledge and passion for Jiu Jitsu with the next genration of practitioners. In her own words, “Seeing these kids grow and become not only amazing athletes, but amazing people, brings me so much pride and joy”. Annabell is known for her technical proficiency in Jiu Jitsu, along with her humble and respectful demeanor both on and off the mat, earning her the respect of her peers and students alike.Learn more about Girls in Gis:Homepage: https://www.girls-in-gis.comEvents: https://www.girls-in-gis.com/events/Shop: http://www.girls-in-gis.com/shop/Donate: http://www.girls-in-gis.com/donate/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GirlsinGisFacebook Official: https://www.facebook.com/GirlsinGisTwitter: @_girls_in_gis_Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlsingis/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/girlsingis
GIG: Next Generation w/ Taylor Ellis
Jan 25 2023
GIG: Next Generation w/ Taylor Ellis
This week, Florida GIG ambassador and founder of The Mighty Dames, Torrie O'neil sits down with up-incoming young grappler,Taylor Ellis.Taylor Ellis is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blue belt under Kevin Williams at Raptor BJJ. Her jiu jitsu journey has been fast and furious. Her natural ability and athleticism has led Taylor to quickly rise through the ranks and she has collected many medals along the way. She started jiu jitsu almost 3 and a half years ago and had her first big win at the 2021 IBJJF Pan Americans where she took home the gold. After doing jiu jitsu for two years she went into the wrestling world to try and better her game. She ended up winning two different state titles and won a lot of random tournaments. After around 4 months in the wrestling world she came back into jiu jitsu and won ibjjf international at yellow belt. After having her yellow belt for almost a year she got promoted to green belt. As a green belt she went on to earn the IMMAF World MMA title in Abu Dhabi after only practicing 3 times for it. A few weeks later she was promoted to blue. There is no limit to what this rising star will accomplish.Learn more about Girls in Gis:Homepage: https://www.girls-in-gis.comEvents: https://www.girls-in-gis.com/events/Shop: http://www.girls-in-gis.com/shop/Donate: http://www.girls-in-gis.com/donate/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GirlsinGisFacebook Official: https://www.facebook.com/GirlsinGisTwitter: @_girls_in_gis_Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlsingis/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/girlsingisLearn more about Girls in Gis:Homepage: https://www.girls-in-gis.comEvents: https://www.girls-in-gis.com/events/Shop: http://www.girls-in-gis.com/shop/Donate: http://www.girls-in-gis.com/donate/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GirlsinGisFacebook Official: https://www.facebook.com/GirlsinGisTwitter: @_girls_in_gis_Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlsingis/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/girlsingis
GIG: Next Generation w/ Raina Donatella Tumminello
Dec 31 2022
GIG: Next Generation w/ Raina Donatella Tumminello
This week, Shama sits down with yellow belt out of Essential Jiu Jitsu, Raina Donatella TumminelloRaina Donatella Tumminello is out of Essential Jiu Jitsu in White Plains NY under 2x ADCC Champion JT Torres. Raina started training at age 6 and has been training Jiu Jitsu for 5 years. She is an avid competitor. Among her many accomplishments she is a 3 X Kids Pan American Medalist (2020 Silver - 2021 Gold - 2022 - Silver). She also earned Bronze at the IBJJF 2019 Las Vegas Open and Gold at the Jiu Jitsu World League 2021 Texas Open. She is sponsored by Tatami Fightwear. In 2023 Raina will be competing at the Kids Pan Americans, and would like to do another IBJJF tournament or JJWL before that. She would also like to do an ADCC Open if they have one in 2023 and go to Europe one day. When she is not on the mats she enjoys eating, traveling, rock climbing, watching Anime, listening to Sia and 21 pilots and she weight trains at Carbon X.The future top-level black belts are the children and young adults training now. Join us as we learn more about one of the top girls of the next generation.Learn more about Girls in Gis:Homepage: https://www.girls-in-gis.comEvents: https://www.girls-in-gis.com/events/Shop: http://www.girls-in-gis.com/shop/Donate: http://www.girls-in-gis.com/donate/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GirlsinGisFacebook Official: https://www.facebook.com/GirlsinGisTwitter: @_girls_in_gis_Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlsingis/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/girlsingisLearn more about Girls in Gis:Homepage: https://www.girls-in-gis.comEvents: https://www.girls-in-gis.com/events/Shop: http://www.girls-in-gis.com/shop/Donate: http://www.girls-in-gis.com/donate/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/GirlsinGisFacebook Official: https://www.facebook.com/GirlsinGisTwitter: @_girls_in_gis_Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girlsingis/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/girlsingis