At Gracie Ocala Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in Ocala, Florida, our method of self-defense instruction was developed to insure that students could defend themselves against a real attack. Regardless of your experience or physical condition, Ocala BJJ will teach you how to use your leverage and body mechanics to defend yourself successfully against your aggressor. You will learn how to easily and effectively address the most common forms of street aggression without having to be flexible, fast, strong, tall, or muscular. The techniques and unique teaching method used in our facility have been perfected by Helio Gracie over a span of 80 years. The result is a system of self-defense that’s both effective and humane.
Head Instructor Dustin “Clean” Denes is a Black Belt 2nd degree in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, professional fighter, and world class competitor. He is best known for his accomplished submission skills. He is known throughout the fight world as a most intense driven individual. Dustin has been immersed in BJJ for over a decade now, always studying with the best of Brazil. His schooling comes from Club Carlson Gracie and its affiliated instructors: Ricardo de la Riva and Rodrigo Nogueira, Murilo Bustamante, Jose Mario Sperry, Ricardo Liborio and Marcus Silveira. Dustin has spent more than two years in the brown belt rank, competing against and beating the best in Brazil. Dustin achieved the rank of Black Belt in the fall of 2001. Shortly after, he chose to comete and strive for success in mixed martial arts for years to come. Dustin played a major role in founding and first generation of American Top Team.
You don’t have to be in great shape, you don’t have to be big or strong and you don’t have to have had prior martial arts experience before you can expect to see benefits from training. One of the major advantages of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is that it works for everyone. After just one class, you will have experienced a dose of the tremendous physical and mental benefits of training with us.