Coach Dave Thomas

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There is great happiness in the lifelong pursuit of human potential.”-Coach David Thomas Dave Thomas of Seattle, WA is founding coach at Austin Jiu-Jitsu. While Dave now trains and works in Seattle, he is proud to have built Austin Jiu-Jitsu from a small group of friends in his garage to a thriving community of dedicated students from 2003 - 2017. He visits the gym when traveling to Austin to roll with his students and friends.

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What I Do

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu The world’s most effective ground-fighting system! Popularized by the Gracie and UFC and proven in fights world-wide, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu will give you an edge over larger, stronger opponents. We’ll help you gain an advantage through superior technique, leverage, speed, and stamina. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Submission Grappling Strength and Mobility My History I have been coaching BJJ since 2002. I founded Austin Jiu-Jitsu in 2003 and developed that gym and a great group of students over 14 years.

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Contact Dave

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Social Media Click one of the links on the left to get to our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other pages. Learn More about coach Dave Thomas About Coach Dave

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About Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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What makes BJJ so different? Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is widely regarded as the world’s most effective ground fighting (grappling) system. While it has been evolving since the early 1900s as a martial art, street fighting system, and sport, the last ten years have brought it the most popularity in America and abroad as a result of globally distributed media coverage of victories in numerous challenge matches and mixed martial arts competitions pitting athletes with mastery of various martial arts.

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