Caio Terra Seminar on August 16 & 17

Sunday, August 10th, 2014


Learn “Inner Discovery for Outer Success” with BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas on July 26

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014




In Tempe, Arizona, the BJJ Mental Coach Gustavo Dantas will be teaching another seminar on how to prepare your mind mentally for success. The fourth degree Jiu-Jitsu black belt is professor at GMA Gustavo Dantas Jiu-Jitsu Academy and has branched off his expertise to the mind.

On July 26, Gustavo will teach his series called “Inner Discovery for Outer Success” from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, AZ located at 4400 S. Rural Road Tempe, AZ 85281.

The event is invitation-only with a 20-seat capacity as the exclusive seminar will be recorded for the BJJ Mental Coach DVD Series. In order to see if you will be invited, you can send in an application on the website. The deadline for this application is July 8.

If you are chosen to attend you will be notified on July 10.

Learn more information and apply at

2014 AZ State Championship Schedule

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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IMPORTANT!! All athletes should be in the competitor’s bull-pen at their designated division schedule. If an athlete fails to show when their division is called, they will be disqualified and no refunds will be given.


Seminar with Romulo Barral in AZ on July 19th & 20th

Monday, May 26th, 2014


Mental Skills Training Seminar on June 14th in Tempe

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014



Registration and Mental Skills Assessment are now available at

Girls in Gis AZ Open Mat

Thursday, March 6th, 2014



Full info available at:

Top 5 Schools of 2013

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
9th AZ International Open

9th AZ International Open

2013 was a competitive year for the Arizona Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Community.  Many schools had good years through the four major tournaments, 8th International AZ Open, 5th AZ Kids Cup & 2nd Copa Bela (Female event), 2013 AZ State Championship, and the 5th Southwest BJJ Classic, but only five can finish on the podium.


  1. GD Jiu Jitsu
  2. Nava BJJ
  3. Team Megaton
  4. JCBJJ
  5. Ruffhouse


  1. GD Jiu Jitsu
  2. BJJ Revolution
  3. MWBJJ
  4. Power  MMA
  5. Ruffhouse


9th AZ International Open schedule & brackets are now available

Thursday, February 20th, 2014


Click here for the schedule

Click here for the brackets


Meet 9th AZ Open newest sponsor Makoto Arena

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Makoto Logo

Makoto Neuroplastic Technology are pleased to present the new Makoto Arena II at the upcoming 9th Arizona International Open Jiu Jitsu Championship. GD Events is well known for their world-class tournaments and Makoto Neuroplastic Technology manufactures reaction-time training equipment that is used by elite athletes around the planet.

“We’re excited to learn more about how the Makoto Arena improves the brain-body connection to achieve “movement at the speed of thought,” says Gustavo Dantas, owner of GD Events. “This high-tech trainer improves hand-eye and eye-foot accuracy and has also been shown to improve math and reading abilities in children. It’s used by pro athletes as well as by Special Forces teams to improve reaction time, focus, agility and control. It’s how “the best” get better so we’re checking it out.”

Marian Shaw, President of Makoto Neuroplastic Technology is “excited to see some impressive scores.” “What’s unique about our equipment is that we can adapt to any level of athlete. We have found some of our best reaction times among individuals who engage in professional training and I expect that we’ll see some overall average reaction times at a second or less (with instructors/adults).” She went on to explain that the general population generally averages between 1.2 and 1.6 seconds to respond to the random targets. “We’ll definitely have a competition and in this group of quality athletes it will be interesting to see who will rise to the challenge!”

For more info please visit

BJJ Seminar with Yuri Simoes in AZ

Monday, February 10th, 2014