Meet Our Coaches

Sarah

Sarah started training Mixed Martial Arts in 1996, at age fifteen. As one of the most experienced women in the Northwest, she is well known and respected in the local martial arts community and in women's MMA. 

Sarah started coaching in 2003 and has an extensive competition history.    Her goal is to introduce more people to the numerous benefits of martial arts training.  

Gary


Gary started training in the martial arts at the age of six.  In 1997 he began coaching and has taken many intensive coaching classes.  His background in both traditional and modern martial arts gives him a well rounded approach to both technique and training methods.  

Gary would like to instill a life long love for the martial arts in each of his students.  

Allie

Allie joined G.I.R.L.S. Gym in 2012. Starting out with no former experience, her dedication and focus led her to quickly develop into a well rounded martial artist. Allie regularly competes in tournaments to test and improve her skill set.

Patient and knowledgeable, Allie makes everyone feel welcome and is always excited to help others learn.

Nakita

Nakita began her martial arts training with G.I.R.L.S. Gym in 2012.    Nakita has a Master of Arts in teaching, teaching licenses in California and Oregon and is CPR and first aid certified.  She competes in grappling tournaments to continue to grow and refine her own skill set.

Nakita has a passion for helping develop our younger students' love for martial arts and helping foster a sense of community and respect in our environment.

Jennifer

Jennifer started training with G.I.R.L.S. Gym in 2012.  Her dedication and consistency in training is demonstrated through both her ability to articulate and skill-set.   Jennifer is a regular competitor in grappling tournaments.  Jennifer is also an active speech and debate coach, and is constantly challenging herself to do and learn more.

Calm, pragmatic and prepared by nature, Jennifer's style really translates for students, putting them at ease as they learn.