Head Instructor

Denys Darzi

Professor Denys Darzi is a 7th degree Coral Belt certified by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), United States Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (USBJF), Confederação Brasileira de Jiu-Jitsu (CBJJ) and Federação de Jiu-Jitsu do Rio de Janeiro (FJJRJ).

Denys started early practicing Jiu-Jitsu when he was fourteen, in 1978. Since 1990, as a black belt, he has been teaching and studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, also known as BJJ, in a continuous improvement process. He moved to the US in order to share his knowledge and advanced experience in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Denys received his black belt degree under the Legend Grand Master Francisco Mansor, one of the six men outside the Gracie family in the world, who had previously received his black belt from the legendary Grand Master Helio Gracie. Prof. Denys Darzi is considered one of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighters of all time.

He is also one of 43 men in the world that holds a 7th degree black belt recognized by the International Jiu-Jitsu Federation. Adding to this significant experience in Self Defense Techniques, Judo, Submission Wrestling, Boxing, Atemi Jitsu and MMA. He will be joining us here in Florida actively teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense Classes and training along with all his students, expanding the worldly renowned benefits of this great sport and Martial Art.

Worth mentioning his affiliation to the team of Professors from the Soul Fighters BJJ Association, one of the strongest teams of BJJ in the world.

Lineage Matters:

Lineage: Mistuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Francisco Mansor > Denys Darzi

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the most complete Martial Art in the world and Prof. Darzi with his 33 years experience in teaching BJJ, matches the traditional Jiu Jitsu and modern Jiu Jitsu, both for competition or for sports practice only.

As someone who is very well established and recognized in the industry, an active member of the BJJ sports community, Prof. Denys is the right person to teach you under in your BJJ journey.

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