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Meet The Founder, Gemma Sheehan

Hello! I'm the founder and head coach at GWF. I'm an ex-MMA fighter and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt with over 15 years experience training and competing in kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, and MMA.

In 2017 I retired as a fighter and started Girls Who Fight, developing our self defense curriculums based on the most effective combat techniques that apply to the realistic attacks women face.

Our ultimate mission at Girls Who Fight is to give each woman and girl the life-changing confidence that comes from becoming your own skilled protector, and becoming willing and capable of fighting for yourself in all aspects of life.

Learn more about our training approach >

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Gemma's Last Training Camp

Mini Doc: Gemma's Last Fight

First GWF Program Featured

Short Film: Girls Who Fight

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Fight For The One
Self Defense For Survivors of Human Trafficking

We are proud to be partnered with Refuge for Women North Texas, the nations largest recovery program for female survivors of human trafficking and sexual exploitation, to provide free women's self defense training to human trafficking survivors every month. 

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Read Our Work

The Girls Who Fight Blog

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