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ROYLER GRACIE & DAVID ADIV
Professor David Adiv and his team at RGDA
About Prof. David Adiv:
David Adiv was born and raised in Israel and his love for the Martial Arts developed early. He studied the art of Judo and went excel as a student, then a competitor, winning many international titles, and became a highly sought after Instructor.
David moved to the United States and was sharing his knowledge of Martial Arts by teaching Judo. During this time period he had the fortunate opportunity to meet and train with Professor Rickson Gracie, who recognized Professor Adiv’s talents and abilities and arranged for him to get together with his brother, Professor Royler Gracie. David, the teacher now became an avid student. David studied directly under Royler and absorbed as much Jiu-Jitsu as he could. David realized the value and strength in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and moved to Brazil to further his understanding and knowledge of the art. While training with Royler, David had the opportunity to train with all of the great instructors, competitors and students associated with Gracie Humaita. This includes Grand Master Helio Gracie, Professor Rickson Gracie, Saulo Ribeiro and many more.
Ariel Vazquez and Prof. David Adiv
About Instructor Ariel Vazquez:
Ariel Vazquez is a lifelong student of the Martial Arts with a background in Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling. Assistant Instructor Vazquez currently holds the rank of Brown Belt in BJJ under Prof. David Adiv - Gracie New Jersey. He began his Jiu-Jitsu career in 2004 and has studied under the likes of Profs. Steve Maxwell and Saulo Ribeiro. Originally from the Island of Puerto Rico, he grew up in the South Side of Bethlehem and currently resides in Easton PA. A graduate of Penn State University, he enjoys a successful career as a Supply Chain and Logistics professional.
Andy Castillo and Prof. David Adiv
About Assistant Coach Andy Castillo:
Andy Castillo has been studying martial arts for 16 of the last 21 years. His background includes a black belt in Jow Ga Kung Fu and Shotokan Karate. Additionally he has been cross training in Aikido, Judo and other schools of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He is now devoted to the Royler Gracie/David Adiv method of Gracie Jiu Jitsu where he is presently ranked a blue belt.
Andy is originally from the Bronx NY where he has been head of security of a number of NYC's finest large capacity entertainment venues and restaurant groups. He is a licensed NYS Private Investigator, PA certified Fugitive Recovery Agent and PA Act 235 Lethal Weapons Certified Agent.
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Founded in 1992, by Master Royler Gracie and Professor David Adiv, the RGDA Jiu-Jitsu Association started with one school and one vision: to carry on the Gracie Jiu Jitsu legacy. Today the RGDA Association is the union of over 50 affiliated schools worldwide, aiming to educate and develop individuals of all communities and backgrounds in the art and science of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
About Master Royler Gracie
Gracie has been fighting his entire life. He was
born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and he is the fifth
son of Grandmaster Helio Gracie. He started
Jiu-Jitsu at the age of three. Spending most of
his time in the academy training, it is no surprise
that tournament fighting became almost as natural as
breathing for him. He started at age seven in junior
events, competing as often as possible and winning
most of the events. His success has only increased
as an adult. He has been competing as a Black Belt
for more than twenty years. During his career, he
has had more than 600 matches and has won the
World’s Championships four years running along with
several national and regional titles.