Professor Danny Agemy’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Journey began in 1998 inside a small gym where a program was being ran by a Royce Gracie Purple Belt. Hooked from the start, Danny began training and competing every chance he got and in 2002 after his instructor left the State, Danny now had 2 new coaches that came into town. Fresh from Brazil 5x World Champion 2x ADCC Champion Saulo Ribeiro and his brother 2x Absolute World Champion 2x ADCC Champion Xande Ribeiro arrived and established schools in Melvindale, MI and Toledo, OH. Danny directly trained under the Ribeiro brothers competing all over and in 2007 when the Ribeiro brothers decided to move to California, Detroit Jiu-Jitsu was born. Upon purchasing the school, Danny inherited 15 students on the books and no kids program. Through tough training and competition, winning a Pan American title himself Detroit Jiu-Jitsu quickly began to establish itself as one of Michigan's toughest BJJ schools as well as Danny Agemy establishing himself as a World Class Coach. Producing 4-IBJJF World Champions in GI and NOGI, multiple Pan American Champions and Medalists, Detroit Jiu-Jitsu is now Michigan's single most winningest competition school. Today, Detroit Jiu-Jitsu can proudly say it has hundreds of members training at its facility at any given time.
IBJJF Certified 2nd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Saulo Ribeiro and Chris Blanke Some of Danny's accomplishments include: -1st Can American BJJ Championship - 2005 -1st RJJ Associaton Championships - 2006, 2007, 2008 -1st Arnold Gracie Championship - 2006 -1st Arnold Naga Grappling Classic - 2007 -1st Arnold Naga Championship - 2008 -2nd Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships - 2009 -1st Gi & no-Gi Buckeye Border Grappling Championship - 2009 -2nd RJJ Association Championship - 2009 -1st RJJA Championship Heavy Black Belt Division - 2010 -1st Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships - 2011 -1st NAGA (New Jersey) Master Expert Gi - 2011 -2nd Adult Black Belt- Grapplers Quest - 2012 -2nd Master Black Belt - Five Grappling - 2013 -1st Black Belt Open - IBJJF Chicago Summer - 2013 -1st (Double Gold) - IBJJF Chicago Fall - 2013 -1st Black Belt Master- IBJJF Chicago Sum. - 2014 -1st Black Belt Master- IBJJF Chicago Sum. - 2016 -1st Black Belt Master-IBJJF Chicago Spring - 2017 -2nd Black Belt Master-IBJJF Chicago Spring - 2018
Instructor and Co-Owner Anthony Fawaz Began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2007 as Danny Agemy’s first student and has nearly 20 years’ experience as a Police Officer in the City of Detroit. Anthony has proudly trained and competed under the Detroit Jiu-Jitsu banner and in 2016 had the honor of becoming Danny Agemy’s first Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
1st IBJJF Certied Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Danny Agemy. Some of Anthony's accomplishments include: -2008 & 2010 RJJA Invitatonal Ultra Champion -2015 IBJJF Master 1 Brown World Bronze Medalist -2016 IBJJF Master 1 Brown Pan Silver Medalist -2018 American Grappling Challenge Black Belt Champion
John Toth is Michigan's most competition successful Ultra-Heavyweight competitor having won a NOGI World Championship at Brown Belt in 2011 while training at Detroit Jiu-Jitsu. John began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2002 and received his Black Belt in 2012 from World Class Black Belt Phil Migliarese. John instructs, trains, and is one of the many World Class competitors you will be able to share the mat with at Detroit Jiu-Jitsu.
1st Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Phil Migliarese. Some of John's accomplishments include: -2008 Grappler's Quest All-Star Pro Challenge Heavyweight champion -2010 IBJJF World No-Gi Silver Medalist -2011 IBJJF World No-Gi Champion -2017 Toledo Open Ultra Black Black Champion
Khalil Fadlallah began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2010 and is one of Michigan's best and most accomplished grapplers. Having competed in well over 100 local and international tournaments all over the World Khalil Fadlallah embodies exactly what it means when we say Michigan’s winningest Academy. After taking a Silver Medal at the NOGI Pan American Tournament in New York, Khalil was awarded his Black Belt from Professor Danny Agemy.
IBJJF Certied Black Belt Under Danny Agemy Some of Khalil's accomplishments include: -37 local tournament Gold Medals -4x Abu Dhabi Pro Trials Champion -7x IBJJF Gold Medalist -2018 Pan American NOGI Silver Medalist
Kickboxing InstructorTo complement the World Class Jiu Jitsu we ofer, we also offer kickboxing taught by Pro Mixed Martal Artst Cody Stamann. Cody Stamann is a World Class fighter in the UFC Bantamweight division. Cody is also a Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the Detroit Jiu Jitsu Academy.