Dan Simmler | BJJ Black Belt

under Matt and Nick Serra

Professor Dan Simmler is one of the head instructors at Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ).

Dan has been an active competitor since 1999 and has been a top five nationally “RANKED” competitor in the USA for eleven years. (Including four years at #1.)

Dan is known for his competition background and experience on both the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) and Grappler’s Quest circuits which are currently the two largest grappling circuits in the USA.

Dan was awarded his black belt in May of 2010 by Matt and Nick Serra, as well as Renzo Gracie. Simmler has had a impressive career and is a great competitor medaling at the international level at EVERY belt! He is the only competitor in Central Mass that has ever accomplished that. Professor Simmler’s credentials speak for themselves.

  • Pedro’s Judo Team Member
  • ABUSADO Team Member
  • Team Renzo Gracie Competition Team
  • #1 Nationally “RANKED” Grappler in the USA 2000-2004
  • 6X Pan-Am Medalist
  • New York International Open Gold Medalist
  • Pan-Am Gold Medalist
  • 32X NAGA Champion
  • 11X Grappler’s Quest Champion
  • 5X Dragon’s Lair Absolute Champion
  • 6X AGC Absolute Champion

Professor Simmler is available for privates, group lessons, and seminars. For more information please call (508) 797-9255 or email him at info@worcestermma.com


Worcester MMA/BJJ Abusado TEAM (Formerly SBJJ) is Massachusetts' premier Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training center. Located in 3 Brussels St, Worcester MA, by Rotman's (Exit 11, RT 290), the academy is a 10 minute ride from almost every point in Central Massachusetts. The academy is easy access off Routes 146, 290,20,9 and the Mass Pike.

Simmler Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu offers top quality training in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Sambo, Judo, Wrestling, Thai kickboxing and MMA/NHB to the Worcester and Central Massachusetts area. Whether your goal is self defense, getting in shape, stepping into the ring for a MMA or kick boxing bout, or simply to try something new, Simmler Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is here to help each student achieve their goals and meet their individual needs.

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If you can’t defend yourself on the ground then you DON’T know how to truly defend yourself.

Did you know?

95% of all self-defense situations end up on the ground or in the grappling range YET Grappling remains the most neglected range of self-defense in most martial art systems.