Joe’s Jiu-Jitsu Journey
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.