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7/13/11 2:22 PM
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breakit
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 I pulled this from the BJJ forum.

For some reason I haven't heard of them, and the only google link is dead.

www.2ndlight.com/fusetalk/forum/messageview.cfm
7/13/11 4:36 PM
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DJ Mackie
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This should help - http://www.havocmma.com/instructors.htm
7/13/11 4:38 PM
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Lol and here is the good part - http://www.sherdog.com/fighter/Tony-Woodman-26638

Tony Woodman 1-6 as a pro
7/13/11 4:41 PM
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DJ Mackie
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Actually I went to the wrong Havoc MMA - here is the link from an older forum post about it - http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=forum.posts&thread=1843628&forum=1&page=1&pc=16
7/13/11 5:41 PM
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 Yes, I live in Melbourne. This is an all GIischool ran by Dennis Davidson. He is a Purple Belt under Daniel Moraes(sp).
7/13/11 5:54 PM
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 *All Gi School
7/13/11 6:45 PM
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Thanks, man. Phone Post
7/13/11 10:53 PM
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I hear it's legit. Dennis is a great guy, and his students William Johnson (BrawlinBarrister) and Curtis Porter are absolute beasts.
7/14/11 7:52 PM
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Dennis is worthy of running a school, trust me.
7/17/11 10:01 PM
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Think I rolled with him a bit at Moraes's Jax gym. Dennis is a good guy Phone Post
7/19/11 5:38 AM
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From the other site:

WOW....some discussion going on around here. I just joined the forum after one of my students posted on here and said there was some concern about me or my classes. Let me introduce myself.

My name is Dennis Davidson, and I love surfing and choking people

I am a part owner of Fighters Alley MMA located in Melbourne www.fightersalley.com

I am a retired MMA fighter, and long time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Practitioner. Yes, you can look me up on sherdog if you chose. I think they still have me under David Davidson.

Anyway, for the last several years, I have been teaching gi jiu-jitsu at Fighters Alley, as well coaching both the amateur and professional fighters with regard to their jits.

Recently, I opened a small facility to seperate out our BJJ program. My rent is low, and I have passed the savings on to my students. I currently have about 15 gi students. These students include mostly white belts, and several blue belts, one of whom is well on his way to purple (he is 16 and is tapping out adults in competitions)

I am a purple belt under 5 time world champion, and close personal friend Daniel Moraes. Daniel is a 3rd degree black belt under Royler Gracie, and has beaten every good BJJ guy in Florida at least once. this list includes Vagner Rocha, Cyborg Abreu, Marcello Garcia, etc. To be honest, even Daniel said my prices were really low, and that I am almost under charging people.

I was able to take advantage of the poor commercial rent market, and obtain a space for 700.00 per month. This allows me to charge what I do, and cover the bills. unlike most martial arts instructors in the area, I am not obsessed with making a mountain of money, and as such, do not have to charge 100 or more per month. my academy is clean, and has all dollamur 1.5 inch mma mats.

I trained for several years in NY under former UFC champ Matt Serra, and paid 185 per month to do it. After coming down to Florida, I partnered with Brazilian Top Teams Edgard Dutra, and in fact I opened his school for him. Edgard is a great guy, and a good BJJ black Belt. Things just didnt work out between he and I, and I left and went to fighters alley.

Fighters Alley by the way, is the best MMA school in Brevard hands down. There are currently 3 belt holders in our camp, including Matt 'Tsunami' McCook who is a 145 pro champ.

Soooo.....

1) can you really train 5 days per week for 50 dollars per month? YES you can.

2) are the contracts really month to month? YEP

3) cancel for any reason? Uh huh.

4) Do you sell expensive gis? Nope.. I own HAVOC kimonos llc, and charge my students 85.00 for a gold weave competition gi (try and match that anywhere)

5) Do students have to wear my gis? NOPE

6) Am I really a legitimate BJJ school? come train for 2 weeks free and see for yourself. My lineage, and accomplishments as a BJJ fighter speak for themselves.

7) why the hell do I charge so little? SIMPLE.. I want to pass on my art to those who want it, not limited to those who can afford to break off 100 bucks a month or more.

8) do I plan on getting rich doing this? Obviously not, I have income from other sources that allow me to do what I do.

9) Do other schools love to run their mouths about me and my program? Oh YEAH.... they have to ease their students in some way about the crazy prices they charge.

ok... so it was great meeting all of you... and I hope we get to talk out in the lineup one day. I live 100 yards from the ocean, and surf out at Cassia when its good. Please come take some free jits classes. It may just change your life lol.
7/19/11 11:00 PM
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He's legit . I used to train @ the alley before I moved away. Great gym with tough guys. Phone Post

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