Meet Coach Dez
Dezlie Gibo was born & raised on Hawaii Island (Big Island), HI. She attended college in Colorado and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology & minor in criminology while participating as a member of the club rugby team. She graduated in 2016 and moved to Tacoma, WA. After she settled, she wanted to challenge herself by finding a new sport to compete in. After checking out local gyms, she found Checkmat Tacoma and BJJ to be her new challenge. She fell in love with the sport & the ohana she gained at the gym. After being promoted to blue belt, she became a volunteer coach – She currently co-coaches the kids BJJ program.