Participants in the Winter 2013 Camp will enjoy a 3 Hour private seminar with Prof. Drysdale exclusively for camp attendees as well as a Q&A Session.


Professor Robert Drysdale is one of the most accomplished tournament decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts in the entire 100+ year history of the martial art.  Robert was born in the USA in 1981 and has lived and trained in both the USA and Brazil.  

Early in his career, as a blue belt in BJJ while still living in Las Vegas, Prof. Drysdale made the decision to return to Brazil and train full time with the best teams in Brazil.  From 1999 to 2008 he lived full time in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he trained full time, owned and operated a BJJ school and coached his students.  During this same time period Prof. Drysdale competed in more than 100 traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments earning over 90 different titles including 6 different medals in the adult division at the Brazilian Mundials (World Championships) and the Brazilian World Cup.  

In 2007 Prof. Drysdale won the Absolute weight class Open Division of the ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) Submission Wrestling World Championship.  This is the single most prestigious submission grappling tournament in the world and this event only takes place every two (2) years going back to 1998.  This accomplishment, standing alone, would have put Prof. Drysdale "on the map" for the rest of his career as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor but, predictably, only motivated Prof. Drysdale to continue striving for bigger and better accomplishments.

In 2008, Prof. Drysdale returned to Las Vegas and continued his training and teaching, hired by Randy "The Natural" Coture personally to head up the Submission Grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program of world renowned MMA Camp Extreme Coture. While working in this capacity Prof. Drysdale was honored to train, coach and corner some of the top MMA fighters in the world at professional MMA events all over the world including UFC, Affliction, Dream and Strikeforce.  

Since 2008, Prof. Drysdale has owned and operated Drysdale Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Las Vegas Nevada and personally overseen worldwide operations for the Drysdale Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Association.  

Fall 2013 Camp Participants will also enjoy a special 90 minute small private class, exclusively for camp participants, at the amazing Renzo Gracie Academy (NYC) taught by Prof. Rolles Gracie, Jr. and Prof. Igor Gracie!  We are thrilled to offer this bonus session to Fall 2013 attendees and deeply appreciative to the Renzo Gracie Academy NYC for helping make it possible!

NYC Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Camp is working to bring you the chance, in our Winter 2013 Camp, to not only enjoy the opportunity to train at Renzo Gracie Academy NYC but also to participate in a private seminar with Prof. Danaher exclusively for camp attendees.


John Danaher is considered by many in the mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community as one of the most technical and talented instructors working today.  A black belt under Renzo Gracie since 2002 and an instructor at the Renzo Gracie NYC Academy, Professor Danaher's teaching and submission coaching is sought out by countless professional fighters including current UFC Welterweight Champion George Saint Pierre.