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The 2017 IBJJF Seattle International Open

The 2017 IBJJF Seattle International Open

The IBJJF Seattle International Open took place at the Everett Community College in Washington on August 5th, 2017 and GD Jiu-Jitsu Academy was represented by four competitors. The standouts of the team were Josh Guerra and Horlando Monteiro. Josh won the Brown belt adult Super Heavy and the Open Division by submitting all of his […]


What can Jiu-Jitsu offer to children with ADD/ADHD?

What can Jiu-Jitsu offer to children with ADD/ADHD?

Jiu-Jitsu enables children who struggle with attention and hyper-activity to embrace the positive traits of ADD/ADHD and challenge the negative ones. What can you gain from Jiu-Jitsu that isn’t naturally fostered by a team sport like basketball or soccer? Instead of focusing on comparing your skills to others, martial arts are focused around an individual’s personal […]


GD Jiu-Jitsu well represented at the IBJJF San Diego Pro Open

GD Jiu-Jitsu well represented at the IBJJF San Diego Pro Open

The IBJJF San Diego BJJ Pro took place in San Diego, California on September 13th, 2017 and eleven competitors represented the GD Jiu-Jitsu Association in this tournament. Here are the standouts of the team: In the brown belt division, Daniel Rodriguez won the adult/rooster. GD Academy’s instructor, Tyson Antillon, tookin the light/adult and in the […]




GD Jiu Jitsu Academy Shines at Fight to Win Pro 59

GD Jiu Jitsu Academy Shines at Fight to Win Pro 59

[By Danny O’Donnell] Fight to Win Pro returned to Scottsdale, Arizona on Friday January 19th at the Victorium Sport Center. Team GD Jiu Jitsu had 6 competitors on the card: Nick Nelson, Aaron Wilson, Tyson Antillon, Josh Guerra, Beau Tribolet and Josh Rodriguez. Three competitors had no gi matches and 3 had matches in the gi. Nick […]



GD Jiu Jitsu Coaches and Students at the 2018 IBJJF Europeans

GD Jiu Jitsu Coaches and Students at the 2018 IBJJF Europeans

[by Danny OD] The IBJJF European Championships took place in Lisbon, Portugal from January 16-21. This tournament is always among the biggest of the year and attracts the top competitors from all over the world. GD Jiu Jitsu academy was well represented with two of our coaches and two of our students earning medals in […]



GD Student of the Month - Danielle Columby

GD Student of the Month – Danielle Columby

Many Jiu Jitsu practitioners often start their training after transitioning from another sport. It is less common though to be competitive in Jiu Jitsu while simultaneously competing in a different sport. GD Jiu Jitsu blue belt Danielle Columby has been training and competing in Jiu Jitsu for the last year and a half in addition […]