Girls on Grappling with Shama Ko

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Shama Ko fundraiser

Shama Ko fundraiser

Estella and Denise sit down to talk about Girls in Gi’s and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Shama Ko. The girls talk about the impact Shama has on the women’s jiu-jitsu community and her current medical situation.

Jennifer Grey, Redline Jiu Jitsu (Edmund, Oklahoma), joins the show to talk about the Girls in Gi’s events and how important Shama is to the Jiu-Jitsu community. Jennifer talks about her start in Jiu-Jitsu, working with women on the mat, and the importance of Jiu-Jitsu in her life.

Jessica Dobbs, No Limit Killer Bees (Starkville, MS), joins the show to talk about her history with martial arts and Jiu-Jitsu. Jessica goes on to talk about the support network embedded in the women’s Jiu-Jitsu community, Girls in Gi’s events, and her plans for the future.

Later, Shama Ko joins the show to talk about how she started in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the stuggles of training and compeeting as a women at a time when many women were not participating in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and how Girl’s in Gi’s was started. Shama goes on to talk about her medical condition bilateral polymicrogyria. Shama talks about the struggle of dealing with this medical condition, not being able to train, and what people can do to help.

Finally, Denise talk about Jeremy Montes Jr. and how his battle with leukemia has reached a worldwide audience.


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