Real Men Empower Women: Ty Gay


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Real Men Empower Women: Ty Gay

Our first feature in the Real Men Empower Women Series is Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and Everybody Panic! Lead Singer, Ty Gay.


Ty’s dream was to grow up to be a Rock and Roll Ninja, and that’s exactly what he did.

In 2006, he opened up his own Jiu-jitsu Academy, The Redline Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Edmond, Oklahoma. In 2013, Ty received his Gracie Jiu-jitsu Black Belt under the Gracie Family under Rener & Ryron Gracie.

Signed by Caviar Gold Records, Ty has performed as the lead singer of Everybody panic with artist including the Deftones, Nothing More, Steel Panthers. He’s toured the US with Five Finger Death Punch, Hed PE, Mushroomhead, Powerman 5000, and many more!


Joining us from his Jiu-jitsu Academy in Edmond, ok, he sat down on the mat with She-jitsu and told us why he rocks our Real Men Empower Women Tees all over the world, on and off the mat, on stage and back stage.


You can listen to their hits “Such A Waste,” “Into The Darkness, and the entire album “ATTACK”on YouTube. You can listen for free, but make sure you show your support by buying they album & EVERYBODY PANIC! Merchandise here: EVERYBODY PANIC!



Real Men Empower Women: 3 Ways You Can Help.


1. Men & women, let the world know without saying a word ! Rock our RMEW tees & give them to others.

2. Share our campaigns, social media sites, blogs, and YouTube Channel with your friends!
Tag us in photos on instagram, Facebook, and twitter @shejitsu using hash tags #shejitsu #realmenempowerwomen

3. Empower the women & girls in your life.

Get your shirt by clicking HERE

With your help, we can empower women on and off the mat by saying it without saying it.

Together we can….

Bridge the gap between the in & the out crowd.

The sane & the insane.

Break the stigma. – All of them.

Shake the community up & bring it together.

Speak up for those who can’t.

I can do things you can’t. You can do things I can’t.

Together we can do something AMAZING!

We appreciate any help we can get spreading this message across the world.

To those of you who have contributed, love and support this campaign, Thank you.

Stay blessed,

Jennifer Gray

Behind the Movement: REAL MEN EMPOWER WOMEN.


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“If more men spoke up before, during, or after incidents of verbal, physical, or sexual abuse by their peers, they would help to create a climate where the abuse of women — emotional, physical, sexual — would be stigmatized and seen as incompatible with male group norms. That is, a man who engaged in such behavior would lose status among his male peers and forfeit the approval of older males.

Ultimately, this would cause a shift in male culture such that some men’s sexist abuse of women and girls would be regarded — by other men — not only as distasteful but as utterly unacceptable. In this new climate, individuals would be strongly discouraged from acting out in abusive ways because of the anticipated negative consequences: loss of respect, friends, and status, and greater likelihood of facing both legal and non-legal sanctions.

In fact, if men’s violence against women truly carried a significant stigma in male culture, it is possible that most incidents of sexist abuse would never happen. This is because contrary to popular myth, the vast majority of boys and men who assault, harass, and bully girls and women are not sociopaths. They are average guys. Many of them see the sexist treatment of women as normal.” — Jackson Katz

Founder & CEO,  Jennifer Gray, believes that the Real Men Empower Women Tees serve as a perfect illustration of the power of fashion to make a statement and the fact that both genders have a stake in the empowerment of women.

“Misconceptions about all men were part of the force that drove me to my breaking point,  so it’s touching that men – and a male dominated sport – Jiu-jitsu –  became a part of the solution that would lead me here today.”

That’s why I created the “Real Men Empower Women” t-shirt. As an encouragement to both genders – about how cooperation & not division is a key to empowerment and overcoming challenges.

I think it’s important for women to see that there are men out there that support them and want to see them empowered. 

Most men want to help, they just don’t know how. This is a way for them to do so – by saying it without saying it & by saying it to everyone they meet.”