Coach Gillian Davis

Gillian was a varsity-level athlete in both soccer and lacrosse in high school.  She joined Brazen Martial Arts in December 2011 to get healthy and improve her overall fitness.  Starting from 200 lbs, she decided to try a grappling tournament just 5 months later. Through hard work, discipline, and the support of the coaches at Brazen Martial Arts, she weighed in at 134.9 lbs and won her first gold medal. She has been actively training and competing since that time.


  • Scientific Wrestling – Level 3 Catch Wrestler under Coach Billy Robinson
  • Combat Submission Wrestling – Coach Level 1 under Sensei Erik Paulson
  • Brown Belt in Brazillian Jiu Jitsu under Master Rigan Machado/Sensei Erik Paulson


  • April 2013 – PGL Women’s Flyweight Champion
  • #1 RANKED 2013 Female No-Gi Grappler 18+
  • May 2014 – PGL Women’s Bantamweight Champion
  • No Gi Pan Masters 1 Middleweight + Open Class Champion (2014 – Blue Belt)
  • No Gi Worlds Masters 1 Lightweight + Open Class Champion (2015 – Purple Belt)
  • Pan American Gi Masters 1 Featherweight Silver Medalist (2016)
  • 20x NAGA Expert Wins (Adult and Masters)