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Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School Has been teaching the best Brazilian jiu-jitsu to people of all ages since 1992. We have trained more than fifty Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Champions, World Champions, Pan American Champions, UFC Champions and ADCC Champions. Our Brazilian Jiu Jitsu School is considered a powerful actor in the sport.

Our teaching method presents Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and the most effective Self Defense System as a complement to the school and family education of our students. This is achieved through an emphasis on values such as disciple, hierarchy, respect, integrity,  loyalty, combined with the technical aspects of Jiu-Jitsu, which are fully adapted to provide KIDS, YOUTH and ADULTS with improvements in their coordination, concentration, reasoning, self-confidence, self-esteem and self-control. Beyond those benefits we can also mention:  Dramatic fat loss, Increased muscle mass, Improved health, Greatly increased confidence, New friendships and social group, The power of knowing how to defend yourself and family in a world where anything can happen, You will learn to become comfortable in normally intimidating situations, Feeling of community.

Soul Fighters Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was founded in May 2008 by the black belts Alvaro Mansor, Leandro Escobar, Bruno Mendes, Augusto Mendes and Rafael Barbosa.

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About Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

According to the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), Jiu-Jitsu was born in India and was practiced by Buddhist monks.

Concerned with self-defense, these monks created techniques based upon principles of balance, with a special system for manipulating the body and creating leverage to avoid the use of force and weapons. With the expansion of Buddhism, Jiu-Jitsu spread through Southeast Asia and China and finally arrived in Japan where it was developed and became popular.

In the last days of the 19th century, Jiu-Jitsu masters emigrated from Japan to other continents, teaching the martial art and its system of and presenting public matches. Mitsuyo Maeda (11/18/1878 Hirosaki, Japan – 12/28/1941 Belém, Brazil), also known as Count Koma, who arrived in Brazil in 1915 and settled in the city of Belém, State of Pará, the following year.

Carlos Gracie met Mitsuyo Maeda and found in Jiu-Jitsu a form of personal fulfillment. At 19, he moved to Rio de Janeiro with his family and adopted the profession of martial arts fighter and teacher. In 1925 he opened the first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy.  Carlos shared his knowledge with his brothers, adapting and refining the techniques to the naturally frail characteristics of his family and Helio Gracie became the most important member of the family representing Jiu Jitsu..

He also taught them his philosophy of life and concepts about natural nutrition and was a pioneer in the creation of a special diet for athletes, the Gracie Diet, which made Jiu-Jitsu synonymous of health and lifestyle.

Having improved an efficient self-defense system, Carlos Gracie and Helio Gracie saw in Jiu-Jitsu as a way to become a more tolerant, respectful and confident man. Carlos Gracie thus initiated the first case of a change of nationality of a martial art – or any sport – in all of modern sports history. Years later, the Japanese martial art became known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and was exported worldwide, including Japan.

Now, you can be a part of the History by taking Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Classes in Boca Raton, Florida-FL.

Head Instructor

Denys Darzi

Jiu-Jitsu Instructor

Professor Denys Darzi is a 7th degree Coral Belt certified by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), United States Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (USBJF), Confederação Brasileira de Jiu-Jitsu (CBJJ) and Federação de Jiu-Jitsu do Rio de Janeiro (FJJRJ).

Denys started early practicing Jiu-Jitsu when he was fourteen, in 1978. Since 1990, as a black belt, he has been teaching and studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, also known as BJJ, in a continuous improvement process. He moved to the US in order to share his knowledge and advanced experience in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Denys received his black belt degree under the Legend Grand Master Francisco Mansor, one of the six men outside the Gracie family in the world, who had previously received his black belt from the legendary Grand Master Helio Gracie. Prof. Denys Darzi is considered one of the best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighters of all time.

He is also one of 43 men in the world that holds a 7th degree black belt recognized by the International Jiu-Jitsu Federation. Adding to this significant experience in Self Defense Techniques, Judo, Submission Wrestling, Boxing, Atemi Jitsu and MMA. He will be joining us here in Florida actively teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Self-Defense Classes and training along with all his students, expanding the worldly renowned benefits of this great sport and Martial Art.

Worth mentioning his affiliation to the team of Professors from the Soul Fighters BJJ Association, one of the strongest teams of BJJ in the world.

Lineage Matters:

Lineage: Mistuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Francisco Mansor > Denys Darzi

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the most complete Martial Art in the world and Prof. Darzi with his 33 years experience in teaching BJJ, matches the traditional Jiu Jitsu and modern Jiu Jitsu, both for competition or for sports practice only.

As someone who is very well established and recognized in the industry, an active member of the BJJ sports community, Prof. Denys is the right person to teach you under in your BJJ journey.


Alessandro ” Açaí ” Rocha

Born and raised in Brazil, was first introduced to this brilliant form of Martial as a teenager. He began his training in 2001 under Professor Mario Marcio Lemos, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Master Rickson and Royler Gracie. He also trained under Professor Baiano Carvalho a Black Belt under Master Royler Gracie. However due to unforeseen circumstances Alessandro started training under the tutelage of Prof.Robson Moura at Cutting Edge BJJ where he trained for 7 years, Alessandro participated in the competition scene from 2004 to 2009 and is well versed in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a student of the game, he currently holds a brown belt and teaches and trains under Professor Denys Darzi in Boca Raton Florida.

Janaisa Morandin

Born and raised in south of Brazil, Jana, was fist introduced to Martial arts when she was 12yo.
Earned her Muay Thai black level in 2018 under master Rodrigo Vidal in Curitiba, Brazil.
Current part of the Invicta Fight Championship, the biggest women’s MMA organization in the world, she is considered one of the best women MMA fighters in the world, with more than 40 professional fights in her career.
Now teaching Muay Thai for adults and Jiu Jitsu for kids at Denys Darzi Academy.
Yoga for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu certified instructor.

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"Professor Denys Darzi is an extremely competent person, has a knowledge of jiu-jitsu of excellence, extremely qualified, not only in competitive techniques, but also in personal defense and approved as an arbiter in the IBJJF rules course. With all these qualities, I can conclude that wherever he is, he will be doing an excellent job, both in the base categories and in top athletes, as few will be able to do".

Alvaro Mansor IBJJF Director,

"Professor Denys know me since I was a thirteen years old yellow belt boy. He always helped me in my Jiu-Jitsu journey, always teaching me and giving me advice on my career and life. I can voucher for professor Denys not only as one of the best professors I ever meet but as a family man, been an amazing father and husband. We are lucky to have professor Denys working with Soul Fighters."

Bruno "Tank Mendes", Soul Fighters Co-founder

"I’ve known Denys Darzi for over 20 years. When I started training Jiu-Jitsu back in 1996 and I was just a little kid he was already a black belt and one of the instructors that taught classes for me. His technique, vision and mindset to compete helped to improve and achieve a lot of goals in my early career. I’m forever thankful to have had Denys as one my instructors since the white belt. Highly recommend and hope to visit the BJJ Boca Raton Florida academy soon."

Augusto Tanquinho Mendes, BJJ World Champion

"I have been enjoying training and learning new skills, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has been the most complex sports I have ever done. It is a physically and mentally exhausting. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is having control... making the situation yours and taking advantage of the moment. The classes are great, I am learning at a good pace."

Gonzalo Hernandez, Student


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9144 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33434, EUA