New Jiu Jitsu School in MN

I am now officially teaching BJJ in Channhassen, MN (a suburb just west of MInneapolis) at a place called Gorrilla Combat.

Right now classes are going to be a couple mornings a week, Thursday nights and Sat AM. Schedule is being solidified and more classes will be added.

It is about 10-15 minutes west of Edina/EP, 20-25 from Bloomington and less from Burnsville, Savage, Shakoppee, Chaska, Minnetonka, etc. A block from Paisley Park...seriously. I think I saw the Revolution with Appelonia last week.

To help launch the program I will be doing a 2day seminar/workshop on Thursday 7/7 (7:00-9:00pm) and Sat 7/9 (11-1:30). This is $25 per person.

My background:

Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and David Camarillo Judo/Jiu Jitsu

Training since 1997. Originally started at Rickson Gracie's Pico Blvd academy then Minnesota Martial Arts Academy.

I have competed and medaled in many Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Submission Wrestling tournaments including:

Greater Midwest Championships, World Grappling Games, Rickson Gracie International, Las Vegas (Sin City) Championships, and 2005 Pan American Games.

Sparring partner & cornerman to World Ranked MMA fighters (UFC, Pride, Extreme Challenge, ICC, King of the Cage, etc veterans) Sean Sherk & Brock Larson

I have been teaching, training MMA fighters and cornering fighters from Minnesota Martial Arts Academy for the last few years.

This is a brand new program at Gorilla Combat.

1401 Park Road
Chanhassen, MN 55317

If you have any questions please email me at:


Damian Hirtz

Thats Awesome Damian, Long time no talk man, this is James Dvorak....

I was looking to get to the new MMAA Gym soon.

Best Wishes,