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."

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Gustavo Lima....Dennis Melone....Paulao Rezende
We are an IBJJF Certified Academy
ADCC Certified
We are a NAGA Accredited School
Team Rising Sun has won four overall 1st Place Championships.

Meet the Team

Professor Melone

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

Douglas Furtado
Black Belt - Brazil
Douglas Furtado
Black Belt - Brazil
Jose Vargas
Black Belt - USA
Jose Vargas
Black Belt - USA
Mauricio Garcia
Purple Belt - USA
Mauricio Garcia
Purple Belt - USA
Gustavo Teixera
Purple Belt - Brazil
Gustavo Teixeira
Purple Belt - Brazil

 

Brandon Bigelow
Teens and Kids
Blue Belt - USA
Brandon Bigelow
Teens and Kids 
Blue Belt - USA

 

Karate Black Belt Instructors

Diego Dominguez
Black Belt
Trent Profile
Trentino Melone
Black Belt
Joe Profile
Joseph Shoemaker
Black Belt
Brandon Bigelow
Teens and Kids
Blue Belt - USA
Brandon Bigelow
Black Belt