Sarah Black | Gustavo Dantas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
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Ryan Arnold reviewed THE PREMIER BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU (BJJ) ACADEMY IN ARIZONA
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A positive purpose driven experience with supportive team members on and off the mat. If you want to excel and crush your own expectations get training here!

Shannon Hurtado reviewed THE PREMIER BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU (BJJ) ACADEMY IN ARIZONA
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This is an amazing atmosphere for not just adults but the whole family. Even if you wanna do it just as a personal goal to lose weight and have fun doing it, or a little more serious to compete. They have something for everyone. Me as a woman I enjoy it as a self defense class. I feel this is almost the closest thing to real world attack. You will most likely be on the ground and need to get off your back or choke someone out from the bottom. My lovely saying "They don't tap in the real world!" Just check them out. We are more like family here than anything else. We look out for each other and help in anyway we can!

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Everyone is welcoming and the coaches are very knowledgeable and good at breaking down different specifics.

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My family and I have been training at GD Jiu Jitsu for over 6 years. We enjoy the positive vibe at this location. The gym is very clean. They offer so many class times from 6:30am to 6:30pm Monday through Friday. Also, they have open mat during the weekend. The coaches are very knowledgeable and experienced in the art of jiu jitsu. I definitely would recommend this academy!

Jordan Murray reviewed THE PREMIER BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU (BJJ) ACADEMY IN ARIZONA
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Best Bjj Acadamy in the State !! Family atmosphere, with amazing professors and staff. If you are looking to learn high level jujitsu in a fun, safe & clean environment look no further Gustavo Dantas Acadamy is the place for you.

Matt Miskinnis reviewed THE PREMIER BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU (BJJ) ACADEMY IN ARIZONA
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I'm older (almost 50) and out of shape (I wear an A6 gi). I cant do anything about my age, but I figured I could work on my weight. I was really self conscious about coming in. I met and talked with Gustavo and he made me feel at ease. The people and trainers have been great and a real help. This is definitely something out if my comfort zone, but day by day it's getting better and better and I have never sweated more in my life, definitely a calorie burner! It's been great.

Mariano Alvarez reviewed THE PREMIER BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU (BJJ) ACADEMY IN ARIZONA
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Gustavo is awesome! the rest of the instructor team is top notch! fellow students are very nice and helpful. This is a bjj school that really feels like a great SCHOOL.

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Sarah Black

1st DEGREE BLACK BELT

Biography

In February of 2006, at the age of 26, Sarah black took her first judo class. After a year training with the Chico Judo Club, Sarah made the move to Redwood City, CA and trained with the Stanford and Cahill’s judo teams. She ended her judo career training at the Jason Morris judo center in Scotia, New York where she was awarded the rank of Nidan (second degree black) from Jason Morris at the end of 2010.

She started shifting her focus to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and joined team Nova Uniao. She was awarded her blue belt from Robson Moura (André Pederneiras) in 2009. In 2012 Sarah was awarded her purple belt from Gustavo Dantas (André Pederneiras).

Sarah accepted the role of the team GD Jiu-Jitsu’s women’s head coach in 2013 and is also the advanced class program director.

In 2013 Sarah won the IBJJF world championship in the Adult Lightweight Purple Belt division.

In 2015 she won the IBJJF world championship in the Adult Lightweight Brown Belt division.

Gustavo Dantas promoted Sarah to black belt in July of 2015.

In 2016 she won the silver medal at the IBJJF world championship in the Adult Lightweight Black Belt division.

Certifications

JIU-JITSU BLACK BELT RESULTS

  • 2016 IBJJF World Championship – Silver (Adult Black Belt/Light weight)
  • 2015 IBJJF World Masters Championship – Gold (Black Belt/Light weight)
  • 2015 IBJJF US Nationals Gi – Gold (Black Belt/Light weight)
  • 2015 IBJJF US Nationals NoGi – Gold (Black Belt/Light weight/Open weight)

JIU-JITSU OTHER NOTEABLE RESULTS

  • 2015 IBJJF World Championship – Gold (Adult Brown Belt/Light weight)
  • 2014 Abu Dhabi World Pro Championship – Silver (Adult Purple Belt/60 kg)
  • 2013 IBJJF World Championship – Gold (Adult Purple Belt/Light weight)

JUDO – BLACK BELT RESULTS

  • 2010 Presidents Cup Grand Rapids Kent County, Gold (63 kg)
  • 2010 Starrett Cup Boston, Gold (63 kg)
  • 2009 Quebec Senior Open Montreal, Bronze (63 Kg)
  • 2009 US Nationals Championships San Diego, Bronze (63 Kg)
  • 2008 USA Fall Classic Spokane, Bronze (63 Kg)