Testimonials

    Testimonial Picture of Paul Manganaro (2)
    “GD Jiu Jitsu offers the perfect environment to accomplish your goals”

    The top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in Arizona, GD Jiu Jitsu offers the best instruction in the state with a deep roster of highly qualified instructors. Not to mention the many high-level Gustavo Dantas black belts that attend as students but offer expertise and guidance to others each and every day. You will not find a deeper BJJ experience in the state. I’ve been a student here for more than five years and have nothing but good things to say about my experience. The friends I have made through my time at the academy will be remembered for life. Whether you are looking for a new way to stay in shape or you strive to be a world champion, GD Jiu Jitsu offers the perfect environment to accomplish your goals.

    Paul Manganaro
    Testimonial Picture of Ryan Sims (2)
    “The instructors are world class!”
    I’ve been training at this academy for about 3 years and wouldn’t want to train anywhere else. The classes are for everyone, beginners, mix levels (advanced), women, beginner kids, advanced kids, and No-Gi. The instructors are world class, and Gustavo incorporates mental skills training to help competitors/students overcome fears and be the best you can be on and off the mats. Great atmosphere for families. Come train at GD!
    Ryan Sims
    Testimonial Picture of Wes Howard (2)
    “this is definitely one of the best gyms you can go to”
    This is an awesome place for people of all skill levels and backgrounds. Learn from world class instructors in a clean, safe environment. The staff is friendly and make sure everyone can achieve their personal goals. I highly recommend BJJ, and this is definitely one of the best gyms you can go to.
    Wes Howard
    Testimonial Picture of Vera Brown (2)
    Fabulous environment and world class instruction. The facilities are clean! The team is wonderful, friendly, respectful and happy to help you with any questions. You’ll look forward to training with your team! Truly a special academy!!
    Vera Brown
    Testimonial Picture of Ray Fuentes (2)
    Kids teens women’s fundamentals and mixed levels. There is a class for every person in your family. Class times are very accommodating to various schedules. Classes start at 6:30 a.m mixed levels & continue at 10 a.m. 2:30 p.m. mixed levels. 4:30 p.m. for kids 5:30 p.m. for teens & women only. 6:30 p.m. for mixed levels & fundamentals class. Each coach is a seasoned competitor and articulate the techniques so they work for you. Come try a class for one of the best workouts you’ll ever get.
    Ray Fuentes
    Testimonial Picture of Eileen Bird (2)

    I am so glad that we found out about GD and we were able to get Landon to train here. He has been challenged each class and has competed 4 times now, each time he does better! Thank you all for what you do for these kids.

    Eileen Bird
    Testimonial Picture of Danny O’Donnell (2)
    Being from the Midwest and having trained at a variety of jiu jitsu academies, none can compare to GD Jiu Jitsu. The staff includes multiple IBJJF World Champions who go out of their way to help each student reach their goal, whether it be to win tournaments or just learn a new skill in a fun and competitive environment. If you’re in Arizona and you’re not training at GD Jiu Jitsu you’re missing out!
    Danny O’Donnell
    Testimonial Picture of Gustav Gibson (2)
    “Very supportive instructors & great team atmosphere”

    The 630AM class is my favorite way to start the day, and I like how I am learning the same techniques as the later classes. It’s the best academy in the valley with the most positive coaches.

    Gustav Gibson
    Testimonial Picture of Alex Campo (2)
    “I highly recommend this gym... ”

    My son began training here at GD BJJ just under a month ago, and we have been quite impressed. We have felt like apart of the family since the minute we walked in…Every teacher has been incredibly helpful. I highly recommend this gym!

    Alex Campo
    Testimonial Picture of Yasmyn Castro (2)
    “I love their kids classes!”

    Me and my brother have been training here for the past few years and love the family atmosphere.

    Yasmyn Castro