DOMINION BJJ: WHO WE ARE
Dave Trader began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1996 with Leo Dalla receiving his blue belt and competing in several major tournaments before Dalla returned to Brazil. Dave continued his training with fellow Dalla student Lloyd Irvin, eventually receiving both his purple and brown belts from Lloyd as well as notching a number of tournament victories in both Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Judo. Following some time off due to injury, Dave returned to training with Dalla and was awarded his blackbelt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 2005. Dave is known for possessing an extremely well rounded ground game consisting of excellent throws and takedowns, tremendous pressure when on top, slick submissions from the bottom and a nearly unpassable guard.
Dominion BJJ isn’t just a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school. Our main focus is to create a welcoming environment for our clients to learn, get healthier, and most importantly, create long term bonds with one another. We promote a strong, tightly knit family atmosphere, where new faces and old alike can instantly connect. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is unlike any other sport. The level of trust required to train with other people every day creates instant, unique friendships with sometimes the most unlikely individuals. Race, religious beliefs, age, gender… none of these differences matter once you step foot on the mats.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes are taught by Black Belt Bill Nagle. Bill offers a unique insight into the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, through his one-of-a-kind instructional approach. Bill is able to provide new and experienced students with expert level instruction in the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well as instruction in the most recent competition techniques, training protocols and innovations.
Dominion BJJ has big plans for the future. Our ultimate long term goal is global domination. (just kidding) We plan to continue to grow our competition team stronger, and have a full team of competitors on the podium at the highest level of competition. We plan to grow our school and family far beyond what it has been in the past. We will continue to use our solid technical background, our excellent instructors, and our unique system to always provide our students with an amazing learning environment. It is our promise to be dedicated and highly motivated to raise the standard of training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the highest level possible.