Girls in Gis Podcast

GIG: Ask A Black Belt w/ April Parks

June 03, 2023 Girls in Gis Season 3 Episode 24
Girls in Gis Podcast
GIG: Ask A Black Belt w/ April Parks
Show Notes

This week, Shama sits down with first-degree Black Belt and school owner (Vien Jiu Jitsu), April Parks.

 April is an educator and mom of four. Born and raised in Syracuse, NY April has always been driven by sports and competition With a background as a Division 1 Track athlete behind her April ventured onto the mats for the first time in 2011, and never looked back.

As a full time working mom, April was able to garnish 3 IBJJF World Championships at Adult (Blue Gi/Purple Gi) 2 World Championships at Black Belt in Masters, 7 Pan No Gi Titles (Adult Blue-Brown, 3rd place at Black Adult, 2 Black Belt Master Titles) and a myriad of other accolades within the IBJJF. April is a Medusa CJJ veteran and the founder of Grappling Getaways, professionally organized themed travel and training camps for women.

April seeks to empower and inspire whoever she can. April has invested a tremendous amount of time in sports psychology and performance mindset.

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