BJJ Instructor

 near Southgate

David Fox

David has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 2009 and is a Brown Belt under Danny Alverez.

David specializes in teaching adolescents and young adults having over 8 years of experience leading his local youth group. David spent most of his childhood overweight and insecure (weighing 220 lbs in the 7th grade); he was never very athletic and always felt like an outsider by those who were. David began to transform his life at the age of 17 lifting weights and watching his diet; after 2 years his workouts became stagnant and he needed a change.

David looked into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a new workout with possibly some self-defense aspects, little did he realize it would alter the trajectory of his life. Jiu-Jitsu leveled the playing field between athletes and non-athletes, he quickly realized it was a “thinking man’s game” rather than a “meathead’s game”; it required the ability to understand physics and leverage in addition to being physically fit.

After beginning Jiu-Jitsu, David’s instructor Danny suggested he register for a local tournament. Against his will David fought and lost, but it's sparked his journey as a competitor. Since then he has competed in over 20 tournaments bringing home over 13 medals.

David is a devoted husband and father who believes strongly in building confidence in others through the art of Jiu-Jitsu.

Arnold’s Classic Grappling Tournament 2011-2nd Place Blue Belt

Michigan Open BJJ Tournament 2011- 2nd Place Blue Belt

Buckeye Border Grappling Challenge 2012-2nd Place Blue Belt

NAGA Grappling Championship Detroit Gi 2014-1st Place Blue Belt

NAGA Grappling Championship Detroit NoGi 2014-2nd Place Blue Belt

Michigan Open BJJ Tournament 2017-3rd Place Purple Belt

Gladwin Open Submission Only Tournament Nogi 2017- 3rd Place Purple Belt

Grappling Industries Detroit 2017-2nd Place Purple Belt

Toledo BJJ Open 2018- 1st Place Purple Belt

NAGA Cincinatti Grappling Championship 2018-1st Place Purple Belt

Buckeye Border Grappling Challenge 2018-3rd Place Purple Belt

International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Chicago Spring Open 2018-3rd Place Purple Belt

International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Chicago Summer Open 2018-3rd Place Purple Belt

Michigan Open BJJ Tournament 2018-1st Place Brown Belt

Grappling Industries Detroit 2018 Gi Division 2nd Place Brown Belt

IBJJF Chicago Masters Division 2019 2nd Place

IBJJF Chicago Open Class 2019 3rd Place


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