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Sun, Sep 10


Byron Center

Girls in Gi's

Guest Instructors: Megan Nevill & Elizabeth Kirchmeier This event is open to women and girls of all ages and skill levels. No experience is needed. All participants must register online.

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Time & Location

Sep 10, 2023, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Byron Center, 701 68th St SW, Byron Center, MI 49315, USA

About the event

The following information is from Girls in Gi's.  Please reach out to Black Lion Jiu Jitsu Academy with additional questions. In order to attend you must register for the event at:

Are you ready for some great Jiu Jitsu? because we are!

Girls in Gis is a community of women and girls in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu that come together through donation based training events which are hosted, instructed, and attended only by women and girls. It's our time to come together and take over the mats! Women and girls of all ages and skill levels are welcome to attend from any academy affiliation. We welcome beginners and don't require any experience. Our events are designed for 100% participation. However, we do allow parents or chaperone to accompany underage participants as spectators.

Our events are donation based in order to provide equal opportunity to everyone. Your donations provide paid teaching opportunities for our guest instructor(s) and help to expand and make Girls in Gis programs such as our events, our leadership program and instructional training programs and our scholarships possible. If you are not able to make a donation please contact us and we will work with you so that you are able to participate.

You can also purchase a GIG t-shirt, patches and more GIG merchandise with your donation. All orders can be picked up during the event.

GIG Michigan-Grand Rapids Guest instructors: Megan Nevill & Elizabeth Kirchmeier

Megan Nevill has been a black belt for over 9 years. She started training bjj in Atlanta under Ranieri Paiva in 2008. She wrestled in high school and college, making bjj a natural progression. She trained under Marcelo Garcia in NYC and has recently taken some time off the mats after the births of her two young boys and move to Grand Rapids. Megan is a world medalist at black belt in gi and no gi and loves to see how competition challenges people.

Elizabeth Kirchmeier is a 1st degree black belt under Patrick Robinson of Choke U in Valparaiso, IN. She started training jiujitsu in 2009 at 29 years old. Having dabbled in many other martial arts, she still find jiujitsu to be the most fun, efficient, practical, and well-rounded art.

Prior to her injury in 2016, she competed every weekend in jiujitsu competitions as a sponsored athlete from blue - brown. She had to have a major spinal surgery that now prevents her from competing. She still loves teaching jiujitsu for hobbyists, self-defense, and for active competitors.

COST: $20 Min Donation. All Donations Welcome.

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