Professor Daniel Tavares

“Amazing training under a world class competitor and overall a great guy! I’ve been training under Daniel for almost 9 years and he is the real deal. Nobody spends more time on the mats with students and cares more about their individual progress in BJJ and life. I highly recommend this school for kids or adults. Very friendly family environment. Mats are kept extremely clean. The price is the best in South Jersey especially with the amount of attention you get from Daniel. Take a trial class.”

            – Anton G., 3rd degree Brown Belt, DTBA student since November 2007

“From the very first day I came to Daniel’s academy, Daniel himself and his students made me feel comfortable and at home. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was nothing I had planned to do. Not until after college. Now I can say that joining this family and with Daniel’s guidance, leadership and enthusiasm, I don’t ever plan on stopping. It changed my life! Being part of this family, you gain more than BJJ skills: You gain extreme confidence in yourself and friends for life. Thank you, Daniel, for everything you do for us and God bless you and your family. Obrigado. Oss!”

            – Augusto S., 4th degree White Belt, DTBA student since March 2015
I started training with Daniel Tavares as a purple belt. Having trained at other various other schools, I can say Daniel is one of the best bjj instructors. His academy is great for beginner and high-level BJJ practitioner. Daniel is a world champion level competitor who is amazingly talented at transferring that knowledge to his students at all levels.

           –  John G., 1st Brown Belt, DTBA student since September 2014



Kids Class

“Noah has been a student of Professor Tavares for almost two years and within that timeframe, he’s learned valuable skills within the sport of Jiu Jitsu as well as had tremendous personal growth. Although his Jiu Jitsu competency over this time period has been outstanding, at this point in our young child’s life, we aren’t as concerned with his ability to win trophies or perform at the highest levels. We want him to understand the importance of commitment, teamwork, physical achievement, discipline, and confidence. Professor Tavares has exceeded our expectations in helping these skills resonate in Noah and for this, we are proud and very excited for the future of Daniel Tavares’ academy.”

            – Father of Noah C., Grey with Black Stripe Belt, DTBA student since February 2015