Allegheny East Conference

Photo of Kayla Dehm during a jiu-jitsu class session. by Brian Tagalog

Story by V. Michelle Bernard

Standing on the podium to receive the 2018 International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Adult Female Blue Medium-Heavy World title this spring, Kayla Dehm was able to be “present in the moment and enjoy how far God had taken her,” she says—a much different place than where she was last year.