Instructors

 

Joe D’Arce

Joe D’Arce started training with the legendary Renzo Gracie at his New York City academy in 1997 and had the honor of being promoted to black belt in 2003. Through the years Joe competed in over a hundred submission grappling and Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) competitions winning many titles. Joe is  a veteran of the Pancrase fighting organization in Japan most notably representing team Renzo Gracie in July of 2004 when they went head to head with team Pancrase. Joe is also well known for a technique known as the Darce choke which has become widely popular in both Jiu Jitsu and MMA competitions.

Some titles include:
2000 Pan American gold medallist.
2000 Mundial World Championship silver medallist.
2002 Pan American gold medallist.
2003 Grapplers Quest 8 man tournament (pro division) middle weight finalist.
2004 Grapplers Quest 8 man tournament (pro division) middle weight national champion.
2005 Grapplers Quest 4 man tournament (pro division) finalist.
4 time NAGA Superfight champion.

Mixed Martial Arts:
1-1 record
2003 loss to Kazou Misaki by TKO
2004 win over Hiromitsu Miura by TKO

Kickboxing:
3-0 Amateur Record

   
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