Dan Simmler | BJJ Black Belt

under Matt and Nick Serra

Dan Simmler is the head coach at Worcester MMA.

Dan has been an active competitor since 1999 and has been nationally ranked in the top five as a US competitor 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. Dan has had an impressive career and is a great competitor medaling internationally at EVERY belt level! Dan's experience in martial arts speaks for itself!

  • 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 at 3 Brussels St Suite 316, Worcester MA, by Rotman's (Exit 11, RT 290), the academy is a hop, skip, and a jump from almost every point in Central Massachusetts. The academy is easy to access. Right off of Rt 146, Rt 290, Rt 20, Rt 9 and I-90.

Worcester MMA 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 an MMA or kick-boxing bout, or simply to try something new, Worcester MMA 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 do you really know how to defend yourself?.

Did you know?

95% of all self-defense situations end up on the ground YET grappling remains the most neglected form of martial arts.