About the Instructor:
Daniel Priebe started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in July 2008 at the age of 27. Although this is considered a late start to the competitive world of Jiu-Jitsu, Daniel started his grappling career as a freshman in high school 1996, where he was part of a 4X State Championship Team, and Team Captain his Senior year. Daniel won 3 straight Regional Championships, and placed 3rd at State in Division 5A with an overall High School record of 132-9. Daniel then went on to wrestle in college with Arizona State University from 2000-2001 under 2X Olympic Gold Medalist Leroy Smith. Then from 2003-2007 was assistant coach for NorthWest Christian High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Having a strong grappling background allowed Daniel to excel through the ranks in Jiu-Jitsu and prove his skillset through winning multiple competitions including multiple IBJJF International Championships, Pan American Championship, and Abu Dhabi Trials. Daniel currently holds a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu record of 65-13. On November 1, 2013 Daniel was promoted to the rank of Brown Belt by Professor Carlos Eduardo de Araujo Farias, 2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Daniel currently holds the rank of 2nd Degree Brown Belt. Daniel also has 3 years of Judo training, and 4 years of Taekwondo & Muay Thai training under 9th Degree Taekwondo Black Belt Deforest Hollingsworth Sr. Daniel has had the privilege of training with some of the Legends of Jiu-Jitsu (Relson Gracie, Royce Gracie, Renor Gracie, Roberto Traven, Fabio Santos, Augusto Tanquinho, Caio Terra, Carlos Carvalho, Joe Morreira, Megaton Dias, Benson “Smooth” Henderson, and many more). Daniel has a passion for sharing his knowledge and skillsets with others, as well as continuing his own personal growth.