Professor Dan D'Elia

Ramapo Valley Jiu-Jitsu

Professor Dan D'Elia

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt / Program Director

Professor Dan D’Elia

Professor Dan D’Elia is a life-long martial artist and holds a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He began training in March of 2008 at Renzo Gracie Northern Valley where he has been a fixture for the past 11 years. Professor Dan has a deep passion for teaching and sharing his technical knowledge of the art. His greatest joy come from spreading his knowledge, helping others succeed and experience all the benefits training martial arts has to offer.

Professor Dan’s martial arts journey began when he started training in Tae Kwon Do at 5 years old. During his teenage years he earned his brown belt in Kenpo Karate. Since beginning his BJJ journey he has been solely focused on grappling arts of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, and Judo.

Professor Dan has studied under some of the best Jiu jitsu instructors


“If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”

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