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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, and Mixed Martial Arts.

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

News Feature (2019)

Short Film: Girls Who Fight

In The Media

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Girls Who Fight News Article

Girls Who Fight
Program Partners

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Through our program partnership with Refuge For Women we provide free, monthly self defense training to survivors of human trafficking

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Girls Who Fight is an official program partner of the Girl Scouts of North East Texas.

Girl Scout Workshops

Read Our Work

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