Gabby shared how she got into Martial Arts and this is what she said, "It all began with my father. He is my instructor and biggest influence in the Martial Arts. I can't really speak on my history of learning Martial Arts without speaking on my fathers because it truly is a gift he passed down and gave to me. A legacy." Her father, Eddie Posas is a 5th degree black belt who started training back in the early 1980s, really when there wasn't any mixed Martial Arts. So my dad sought out several different arts under several different teachers. My father's foundation art, and mine as well, is American Kenpo Karate, which is a striking art and close quarter art. When my father retired, he passed down the dojo to my brother who now owns and operates Skills Sports and Fitness, a Boxing gym in Cedar Hill, Tx, housing professional and amateur boxers. I continue to train with my father today. I can only hope one day to be as skilled and knowledgeable Martial Artist as him one day.
We all know that many men are dominate in a lot of areas, especially martial arts and acting. So, we asked Gabby how it's been for her being a female in both of these industries. She said, "I loved it. I really loved it actually. It made me feel a sense of pride. I knew I was always the only girl. I would often have to compete against boys of BJJ competition because there were no girls in my division, and I'd still win. Acting is different. I mostly feel like a reject in the acting industry. Not this enough, not that enough, especially as a female. The only thing that makes me feel some sort of uniqueness in the acting industry is my Martial Arts.
Her message is to be consistent. Work hard. Love it, even when you hate it.