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About Us 2017-10-20T15:17:10+00:00

WORLD CLASS INSTRUCTION

GD Jiu-Jitsu Prescott Academy is the premier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School in Prescott, Arizona. GDJJ Prescott Academy has been providing world-class instruction, building champions on and off the mat for 7 years. No matter your age, no matter your gender and no matter your size, Jiu-Jitsu can be for you. Whether your goal is to be a World Champion competitor, learn self-defense, or increase your fitness, the GD Jiu-Jitsu Prescott Academy will be able to help you reach your goals.

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TRAIN ALONGSIDE THE BEST

Steve Judson

Head Coach

Steve Judson started training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Megaton Diaz in 1995. During that time Steve had competed in several BJJ tournaments and Judo Tournaments earning the rank of Purple Belt. By 1998 Steve followed some friends into the MMA world and after giving MMA a try Steve soon realized that he needed to better himself at what he enjoyed the most and that is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. While in Brazil to train and compete in the Mundial’s III, Steve had the chance to be introduced to Gustavo Dantas by Steve DeSilva a mutual friend of both Steve Judson and Gustavo Dantas.

By 2000 when Steve was done with the MMA and wanted to keep pursuing his training in BJJ, Steve found out that Gustavo had com to American and was opening a school in Tempe, AZ next to where Steve worked.

Steve started his training again under Gustavo Dantas as a purple belt. Steve had been training under Gustavo Dantas since 2000 and was one of Gutavo’s first to be promoted to the rank of Black belt in 2008. In 2010 Steve felt it was his time eto give back to the Jiu-Jitsu community and start teaching. With the blessing of Gustavo, Steve has opened up a GD Jiu-Jitsu school in Prescott, AZ Teaching the art and sport of BJJ under the watchful eye of Gustavo Dantas.

  • 1996 The 4th Annual Joe Moreira Jiu-Jitsu De Brazil (Silver)
  • 1996 Pan American BJJ Competed did not place
  • 1997 The 5th Annual Joe Moreira Jiu-Jitsu De Brazil ( Silver)
  • 1997 Brasa Jiu-Jitsu (Silver)
  • 1998 Copa Pacifica (Gold)
  • 1998 Az State Judo Championships (Gold)
  • 1998 4th Pan American BJJ Championships Hawaii (gold)
  • 1998 III Campeonato Mundial De Jiu-Jitsu competed 4th place
  • 1998 Northern Az Judo (Silver)
  • 1998 Copper Classics Judo (Gold)
  • 2000 Ruffhouse Friendship Cup (Gold)
  • 2003 World Grappling Games
  • Adult Gi (Silver)
  • Master Gi (Silver)
  • Adult No Gi (Silver0
  • Master No Gi (Gold)
  • 2008 3rd Az open (Gold)
  • 2008 Desert Quest (Gold)
  • 2008 Az State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships (Gold)
  • 2008 Worlds Competed did not place
  • 2009 American Nationals Senior 1 Division (Bronze)
  • 2012 Arizona Open Master 2 Heavy Weight (Gold)
  • 2012 Arizona Open Master 2 Absolute (Gold)
  • 2014 Las Vegas Open Master 3 Absolute (Silver)
  • 2015 Az Masters Cup Heavy Weight Division (Gold)
  • 2016 F2WPro18 Masters 205lb Winner
  • 2016 World Masters Heavy weight Master 4 Division (Gold)
  • 2017 F2WPro25 Masters 205lb Winner

Robert Johnson

Coach

Robert joined GD Jiu Jitsu Prescott in 2010 already having 20 years of martial arts experience under his belt. He had already earned a 3rd degree black belt in karate and had spent many years traveling around competing and training with some of the best in the world. 

After his many years teaching and training, Robert jumped at the opportunity to once again put on a white belt and took full advantage of the world class instruction being offered by Professor Steve Judson.

He quickly gained a firm grasp of the basic principles and concepts of Jiu Jitsu and begin to develop a technical and aggressive style of his own which allowed him to find early success in competition.

As Robert worked on honing his skills in the junior ranks , he also begin to lend his experience as an instructor to help develop a 5-7year old program and assist with teaching the older kids and adult classes.

A permanent fixture on the mats, Robert taught and lead by example doing his best to uphold the highest level of honor and respect both on and off the mats as well as in competition.

  • 6x State Champion
  • 3x National Champion
  • 2016 World Masters Bronze Medalist
  • 2017 PANS Champion
  • Brown Belt

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