Professor Jason D’Agata is a Gracie Barra Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Eduardo de Lima. Jason is the owner and head instructor of the academy.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Bio
Gracie Barra Black Belt
Certified IBJJF Black Belt Competitor
IBJJF 2019 Dallas Summer International Open – 2nd Silver Medal
IBJJF 2019 Dallas Summer International Open (No-Gi) – 1st Gold Medal
IBJJF 2019 Orlando Summer International Open (No-Gi) – 3rd Bronze Medal
IBJJF 2019 Miami Spring International Open – 3rd Bronze Medal
IBJJF 2019 Orlando Spring International Open – 3rd Bronze Medal
2019 Submission Hunter Pro 41 – Submission Only SuperFight – Draw
IBJJF 2018 Orlando International Open – 2nd Silver Medal
FFBJJ 2017 Florida State Championships – 1st Gold Medal
IBJJF 2017 Atlanta International Open – 2nd Silver Medal
IBJJF 2016 Miami Fall International Open – 1st Gold Medal
IBJJF 2015 Miami International Open – 1st Gold Medal
IBJJF 2013 Atlanta International Open – 3rd Bronze Medal
IBJJF 2014 Pan Am Championships – 2nd Silver Medal
IBJJF 2014 Boca Raton International Open – 1st Gold Medal
NAGA 2012 Pan Championship – 1st Gold Medal
2012 Grapplers Quest Championship – 1st Gold Medal
College Wrestling Bio
University of Iowa
2003-2004 — went 8-5 at 149 and 157 pounds… recorded two major decisions and a technical fall… competed at Kaufman-Brand Open, Northern Iowa Open, and Midlands Championships… letterwinner.
2002-2003 — Competed as a varsity starter while trying to manage a major injury that occurred early in the season having torn the ACL in the left knee (ACL Surgery was performed following the 2002/03 wrestling season). Compiled a season record was 6-16, going 1-13 in dual matches and 1-6 in Big Ten duals at 165 pounds… scored three team points in dual competition… placed fourth at Spartan Open and sixth at Central Missouri State Open… recorded one pin in 4:15 on the season… letter winner.
2001-2002 — compiled a 3-6 collegiate record, going 4-6 overall at 157 and 165 pounds… was 2-2 at 157 and 1-4 at 165… was 1-2 in dual and Big Ten dual competition, scoring three team points… recorded one pin… letter winner.
2000-2001 — redshirted… compiled a 10-6 record while wrestling unattached at 149 pounds… placed fourth at Kaufman-Brand Open and fifth at Northern Open.
1999-2000 — recorded a 27-19 mark at Upper Iowa University.
High School —
open freestyle state champion
two-time district champion
2x Florida state place winner as a junior and senior
Regional champion as a senior with a 41-3 season record
1999 Ridgewood High School Male Athlete of the Year
Team set school record for best season record
2x All-Conference Selection
2x Team Captain & Team MVW
Three-year wrestling letter winner
Coach Joe is an instructor for both the Tiny Champions (ages 3- 5 ) & Future Champions (ages 6-16) kids programs. Coach Joe is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and has been involved in training and teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for approx. 7 years. Coach Joe’s son Daniel is a student in our Tiny Champions class.