Monday, March 1, 2010

Serra BJJ NE/Team Simmler News: Simmler gets his Blackbelt!

Serra BJJ NE/Team Simmler would like to say congratulations to Dan Simmler on his promotion to Black Belt on Sunday, February 28, 2010. Dan has been training hard and was awarded his black belt by Matt Serra at Serra BJJ in Long Island, NY over the weekend.
It was a great day for Serra BJJ NE/Team Simmler as Dan’s promotion represents years of hard work and dedication to the sport and to the team. Several team members joined him on the trip to Long Island, NY and were able to capture some great clips from the day.

Dan is the head instructor at Serra BJJ NE/Team Simmler. Dan has been a active competitor since 1999 and has been a top five nationally "RANKED" competitor in the USA for seven years. (Including four years at #1.)

Dan is known for his competition background and experience on both the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) and Grappler's Quest circuits which are currently the two largest grappling circuits in the USA.

Dan currently cross trains his jiu-jitsu with judo under 4X Olympian and World Champion Jimmy Pedro. Jimmy has been instrumental in taking Simmler's throws and takedowns to a whole new level.
Dan currently is very active in grappling competition internationally and also competes regularly in MMA.

If you are interested in checking out
Serra BJJ NE/Team Simmler in Worcester, MA you may contact Dan at 508-839-9562 or email him at for more information (including: privates, group lessons, and seminars).

Blog Entry written by Dale Kline, pics by Jeremiah Monge & Scott Robinson. Video by Scott Robinson

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