Dezlie Gibo was born & raised in Hawaii Island, later moving to Colorado to obtain 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 WA to experience more of the continental U.S. 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 helps with the kids BJJ program.