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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art and combat sport that emphasizes ground grappling, with free sparring “rolling” being an important training method. The aim is generally to use a variety of grappling holds to advance in positioning, and to finally obtain a submission hold, referred to as “Position before Submission.” Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is usually practiced in a gi very similar or identical to a judo gi. It is well known for its effectiveness in mixed martial arts and as a realistic self-defense application.

History of Dayton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Dayton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been operating in the Greater Dayton area for over 16 years and is very well respected in the Jiu Jitsu community. Dayton Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been a steady force in the tournament scene winning many titles and producing some of the best regional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners to date.  Our methods are simple. We combine exceptional and detailed instruction with blue-collar work ethic.  In the sport of Jiu Jitsu, there are both physical and technical aspects that must be respected equally.  Our focus is to get our students into great physical condition, as well as arm them with the very best Jiu Jitsu instruction available.

Dayton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a member of Ricardo “Rey” Diogo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association. Michael Patt is a 2nd degree Black Belt under Ricardo “Rey” Diogo. Michael is one of only a few of Americans in Ohio and the Midwest who’s rank is officially recognized by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) and United States Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (USBJJF). He is officially certified by both organizations to promote students up to the rank of black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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In today’s world there are a lot of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools but not all are equal. All reputable Brazilian Jiu-Jistu schools can trace their history back to a original Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu founder. Dayton BJJ instructor Michael Patt is a 2nd degree black belt under Ricardo “Rey” Diogo (4x Brazilian National Champion, 3x Pan Am Champion). Ricardo Diogo received his black belt from Carlson Gracie Sr. (Gracie Family Champion, and trainer of BJJ Legends Carlson Gracie Jr., Ricardo De La riva, Allan Goes, Murilo Bustamante, Mario Sperry, Wallid Ismail, Andre Pederneiras, and Ricardo Liborio) Carlson received his black belt from his father Carlos Gracie, who was the first of the Gracie brothers to learn Kano Jiu-Jitsu/Judo from Mitsuyo Maeda. Carlos and his brothers Oswaldo Gracie, Gastão Gracie, Jr., George Gracie, and Hélio Gracie eventually refined the teaching of Mitsuyo Maeda and developed what is now know as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.


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