In November 2017 Nicole Houle with Elevate Jiu Jitsu Mag was able to catch up with and interview Shama Ko to discuss the future of Girls and Gi’s in 2018.



Girls in Gi’s is an organization dedicated to building and strengthening The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu community for females as a whole.  Shama Ko is the driving force behind this organization.  Girls in Gi’s has recently come out with a new “Strength in Solidarity” patch to support the movement of women’s Jiu Jitsu and the recent addition of the Women’s Masters 2-7 divisions for the 2018 Pans.   Please visit the Girls in Gi’s website at  to purchase a patch.  All proceeds go to fund the 2018 Sponsorship program designed to provide sponsorship opportunities for those in need.