We are part of the community...
The Rising Sun Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy has been in business since 2004 and has become an integral part of our community by providing proven self defense techniques and seminars, helping kids, teens and adults to learn how to defend themselves and much more.
We love to compete although we never force anyone, it is strickly voluntary. But what Competition does is that it allows you to test your jiu jitsu vs. others. "Competition is the best form of cross training as you stay loyal to your Team and family."
Gustavo Lima....Dennis Melone....Paulao Rezende
Meet the Team
Dennis J. Melone
Head Instructor of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Kempo Newaza & MMA
Studying Martial Arts since 1979. 6th Degree Blackbelt under the late Legendary Okinawan Master Taika Seiyu Oyata. Member of Oyata's Elite Shin Shu Ho. Founder of Kempo Newaza Jitsu and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt directly under Master Paulao Rezende. Master Rezende's notable students include Marcelo Garcia, Damien Maia, Reinaldo Ribeiro, Gustavo De Lima, Rodrigo Ranieri de Faria, and Rodnei Barbosa, Neo Caibra and Gargamel Carvalho.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Instructors
Black Belt - Brazil
Black Belt - USA
Purple Belt - USA
Purple Belt - Brazil
Teens and Kids
Blue Belt - USA