The KIE Workbench can also act as a remote GIT server, so you don't need to go at the git files on your file system directly. While the KIE Workbench is running, you can clone from it directly:
git clone http://localhost:9418/MyRepository
You can even commit back to it as necessary. The downside is that KIE Workbench must be up and running to see this repo, so usually we set up another upstream repo in our clone and everyone shares that instead. Then you pull changes down from the KIE WB as needed and repush (or pull) back from your upstream repo as needed.