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Dan Williams, Martial Arts Instructor

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Dan Williams

Dan is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Rickson Gracie Black Belts, Luiz Claudio and Thiago Veiga of the LCCT Combat Team. He started his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu career in 2012 and quickly rose through the ranks due to his dedication and love of technique. Dan is IBJJF Chicago International Champion.

Prior to his Jiu Jitsu career, Dan spent 13 years training in powerlifting and is a five-time National Powerlifting Champion, competed at four World Powerlifting Championships and is the 2008 IPF Open World Powerlifting Champion. Dan spent 16 years as a Powerlifting coach for the Neenah High School. In addition to coaching at Neenah, Dan was a coach for the USA Sub-Junior World Team in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Despite all of Dan’s achievements, he feels his greatest accomplishment is having the continued opportunity to coach and train children and adults who are looking to learn and grow in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Powerlifting Career Highlights

  • 2001 Wisconsin State High School Champion
  • 2001 High School National Champion
  • 2006 Junior National Champion
  • 2006 Junior World Bronze Medalist (Bulgaria)
  • 2008 Mens National Champion
  • 2008 IPF Open World Champion (Canada)
  • 2008 IPF Deadlift Open World Silver Medalist (Canada)
  • 2010 Mens National Champion
  • 2010 IPF Open Worlds – 5th Place (South Africa)
  • 2010 IPF Deadlift Open World Gold Medalist (South Africa)
  • 2011 Mens National Champion
  • 2011 IPF Open Worlds – 4th Place (Czech Republic)
  • 2011 IPF Deadlift Championship Silver Medalist at the Arnold Sports Festival
  • 2012 IPF Deadlift Championship Silver Medalist at the Arnold Sports Festival

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