The North Phoenix GD Jiu-Jitsu Team is lead by Black Belt Joe Daley. Professor Daley focus’s on making learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu easy and fun to learn for all students regardless of level and age. Coach Daley is a Black Belt under Gustavo Dantas.
Gustavo Dantas, is a fourth degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Andre Pederneiras. With nearly 20 years of coaching experience and being a World Class competitor, Gustavo is a Public Speakeras well as Certified Mental & Life Coach with a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from UFRJ (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro). Gustavo left Brazil in 1999 with a couple thousand dollars, two bags, and one teenage dream: to have his own 100% Jiu-Jitsu Academy and make his living through the passion of his life, Jiu-Jitsu. The Gustavo Dantas Jiu-Jitsu Academy was established in Tempe, Arizona on March 6th, 2012, re-enforcing the statement, “Believe in your dreams. Hard work pays off”.
Black Belt- 4th degree
VP of AZBJJ Federation
Founder of GD Jiu- Jitsu
GD Jiu-Jitsu North Phoenix
Head instructor North Phoenix BJJ under Black Belt Joe Daley has the privilege of learning directly from Gustavo Dantas, as well as Coach John Wagner, a World Champion Brown Belt under Gustavo. Come train with us today and become part of our proud history!