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Dave Domzalski

Black Belt

Teen’s Program Instructor



Professor Dave began his training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the summer of 2005, and has been consistently focused on advancing his skills ever since.Professor Dave enjoys teaching Jiu-Jitsu to all that have a desire to learn, and he also loves to train hard. Off the mat, he enjoys lots of activities, including spending time with his wife and friends, traveling, playing or watching sports, working out, and interacting with his pets. He is in business to business sales as a profession.

“Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a unique martial art that allows individuals to truly express themselves. It defines me as a person and I have a deep passion for the art. There are countless benefits to a practitioner that all result in a higher quality of life. I wish that I had started as a very young child. I am honored to have my Jiu-Jitsu family at Gracie Barra Downers Grove.

In 2008 Ryo received his black belt from the hands of Master Carlos Gracie Jr and Professor Carlos Lemos Jr. Ryo leads the Gracie Barra team in JAPAN where he has achieved important personal goals such as winning the Asian Open championship(IBJJF), the All Japan Championship(JBJJF) and even the NAGA in Chicago.



I find this academy to be the optimal environment to continue my jiu-jitsu journey, which has no ending. We are all lucky to have Professor Carlos Lemos Jr. here.”

Professor Dave’s main competition achievements thus far include:

  • Hoosier Open (Gold – 2009), (Silver -2013, 2010), (Bronze – 2012, 2008, 2007)
  • IBJJF Chicago Winter Open Bronze Medal – 2011
  • Midwest Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Gold – 2010)
  • NAGA Chicago Championship (Gold – 2006)
  • NAGA Chicago Summer Championship (Silver – 2006)
  • IBJJF Chicago Open (Gold No-Gi 2015)