Tarrah is an extremely passionate jiu jitsu female practitioner, a wife of 14 yrs and a mother to two young men 18 and 13 and is a owner / operator with her husband at their own BJJ Academy as well as having certifications in a career in the medical field. Tarrah travels around the state of Michigan in many different communities to train with other practitioners. She started the Girlzilian Femjitsu group, which is an all female group she started a few years back to help support, and grow the jiu jitsu community in the tristate area that has 315 active members. She is the third highest ranked female in Michigan, a purple belt with three stripes under Master Joe Moreira.
Tarrah has made Michigan history on several occasions by bringing in the highest level BJJ Champion practitioners for ALL FEMALE JIU JITSU SEMINARS. She has trained in some form of martial arts since 2006, achieving a black belt in traditional martial arts in Tang Soo Do in 2011. She has also practiced the art of a hybrid style of Muay Thai , Krav Maga and Pankration and was the lead sparing partner to a female fighter and 5th Degree Master for all her cage fights .Tarrah started training Jiu Jitsu in the mixed martial art aspect in late 2008. It was not until 2009 that she began to take Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and achieve rank. She now competes at the local level around Michigan and is really leaving her mark!
Tarrah travels to train with the best that she can get her hands on, she has gone to Women's Grappling Camp several times, has taken private lessons from any female black belt that she could including Emily Kwok, Hannette Staack, Mackenzie Dern, and has worked one-on-one with many more names like Kris Shaw, Lana Stefanac, Val Worthington, Misty Shearer, and Lucianna Bassoli.
Tarrah is always willing to help all of her sisters in arms to get competition ready by putting in many hours on the mat on weekends and after hours, putting together closed door sessions to help them. We, at "Just a Girl" are excited to be able to give back to this amazing woman who does so much for others!