Gustavo Dantas

Gustavo Dantas is a practitioner and accredited black belt instructor of the Brazilian martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Originally from Rio de Janerio, Brazil, Gustavo currently instructs Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and is part owner of Arizona Combat Sports in Tempe, AZ. As black belt under Andre Pederneiras, he is a member of the Nova União MMA/BJJ team. [Gustavo Dantas Biography: [ Biography] ]


Gustavo is an accomplished Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor, with career highlights including:

2008 Brazilian National Champion
2002 World Championships (3rd place)
98 & 99 International Championships (1st place)
98 Rio de Janeiro State Champion
97 & 98 World Champion
97 National Champion
96 World Championships (3rd place)

The Nova União competition team has acheived success in National Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Competition, including: [IBJJF Results: [ Results] ] [Gustavo Dantas News: [ Gustavo Dantas Blog] ]

2008 American National Championships - 3rd place
2008 AZ BJJ State Championships - Adult, 1st place
2008 3rd Arizona Open of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Adult, 3rd place
2007 10th Arizona Grappling Challenge - Adult, 1st place, Kids, 3rd place
2007 American National Championships - 3rd place
2007 AZ BJJ State Championships - Adult, 1st place
2007 2nd Arizona Open of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - Adult, 1st place, Kids, 1st place
2007 NAGA Las Vegas - 4th place
2006 9th Arizona Grappling Challenge - Adult, 1st place, Kids, 3rd place, Sub Wrestling, 2nd place
2006 AZ BJJ State Championships - Adult, 1st place
2007 Desert Quest 22 - Gi, 1st place, No-Gi, 1st place
2006 American National Championships - 3rd place


Black belts under Gustavo include Steve Judson, Gary Matsch, Brian Mitchell and Chris Lopez. Brown Belts under Gustavo include Steve Rosenberg, Morris Williams, Paul Nava, Mannie Romero, Jacob McClintock, Michael Westbrook , Gene Folgo and Bob.


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