David Porter


Rank:  Black Belt
Academy:  Pedro Sauer headquarters in Sterling, VA
Height:  5'11
Weight:  175 lbs

Instagram: @davedarce

Why do you do Jiu Jitsu and how did you get started?

Martial arts has been a part of my life since as far back as I could remember. In 2005 however, I went pro in MMA but got armbarred by a Matt Serra brown belt. I only had a minor wrestling background at the time and I knew I needed to fight fire with fire in order to survive. Over time I just fell in love with the simplicity of using leverage and good mechanics to beat a variety of opponents. Today I instruct a half a dozen classes for adults as well as children and put over 30 hours on the mats each week. 

 

Where do you see your Jiu Jitsu journey taking you?

 

After competing in multiple regional Jiu-Jitsu events, televised super fights, and other local tournaments, I would like to do more high level shows on a national and international scale.

In addition to doing that as a competitor, I'm also cementing my legacy as a technician with the release of the tutorial on my method for using the Brabo (D'arce) choke. Teaching classes, private lessons, seminars, and promoting students of my own soon will further this long-term goal.

Competition Highlights

2017

US Grappling, Virginia Beach, Black Belt absolute - Silver US Grappling
Virginia Beach, Black Belt 188.8 - Gold
Grappling Industries DC, Advanced No-Gi 190 - Gold
Grappling Industries DC, combined Brown/Black Belt 190 - Silver
US Grappling, Charlotte, Black Belt absolute - Gold
US Grappling, Charlotte, Black Belt 188.8 - Gold
Toro Cup 6, Black Belt main event - Win via Body Triangle
Jiu-Jitsu Kumite 11, 170 lbs division - Finalist

2016

US Grappling, Richmond, Black Belt absolute - Gold
US Grappling, Richmond, Advanced No-Gi 175.5 - Gold
US Grappling, Maryland, Black Belt 188.8 - Bronze
US Grappling, Maryland, Advanced No-Gi 175.5 - Gold
US Grappling, Virginia Beach, Black Belt absolute - Gold
US Grappling, Virginia Beach, Black Belt 175.5 - Gold
US Grappling, Raleigh, Brown Belt absolute - Silver
US Grappling, Raleigh, Brown Belt 175.5 - Silver
US Grappling, Richmond, Brown Belt absolute - Gold
US Grappling, Richmond, No-Gi Advanced 175.5 - Gold
Extreme Grappling Championships 2, Brown Belt no-Gi - Draw
Cageside Carnival, Black Belt Super Fight - Win via Anaconda choke

US Grappling, Maryland, Brown Belt 188.5 - Division Close Out Gold/Silver
US Grappling, Maryland, No-Gi Advanced 175.5 - Gold
US Grappling, Virginia Beach, Brown Belt 188.5 - Gold
US Grappling, Virginia Beach, No-Gi Advanced 175.5 - Gold
Extreme Grappling Championships 1, Brown/Black Belt Absolute - Win via D'arce choke @1:28

2015

US Grappling, Richmond, Brown Belt 175.5 - Gold
US Grappling, Richmond, Advanced No-Gi 175.5 - Gold
Finishers Sub Only tournament - Finalist
US Grappling, Delaware, Brown Belt 175.5 - Silver
US Grappling, Delaware, Brown Belt Absolute - Gold
US Grappling, VA Beach Spring, Brown Belt 188.5 - Gold
US Grappling, VA Beach Spring, No-Gi Advanced 188.5 - Gold
US Grappling, Grapplemania, Brown Belt Absolute - Silver
US Grappling, Richmond, Brown Belt 175.5 - Gold
US Grappling, Richmond, No-Gi Advanced 175.5 - Silver
All-Star Invitational Baltimore, Brown/Black Belt 170 - Win via Heel Hook @3:45
Toro Cup 2, Brown Belt Super Fight 170 - Win via Toe Hold @14:39
US Grappling, Raleigh, Brown Belt 188.8 - Gold
US Grappling, Raleigh, No-Gi Advanced 175.5 - Bronze
US Grappling, Virginia Beach, Brown Belt 175.5 - Gold
US Grappling, Virginia Beach, Brown Belt Absolute - Gold
All-Star Invitational Philly, Brown Belt 170 - Win via Anaconda choke @3:11
US Grappling, Greensboro, Brown Belt 175.5 - Gold
US Grappling, Greensboro, Brown Belt Absolute - Silver

 

2014

Copa Nova, Purple Belt Absolute - Silver
LOC Fights 24, BJJ Absolute Super Fight - Win via Guillotine@2:32 and now reigning BJJ Super Fight Absolute No-Gi Champion
US Grappling Richmond, Gi Purple Belt Absolute - Bronze
The Good Fight Philly Open Sub Only, Purple Belt Gi - Bronze
The Good Fight Philly Open Sub Only, Purple Belt No-Gi - Division Close Out Gold/Silver
US Grappling Virginia Beach, No Gi Advanced 175 lbs - Gold
US Grappling Virginia Beach, Gi Brown Belt 188 - Gold
US Grappling Pendergrass Classic, No Gi Advanced 175  lbs - Silver
US Grappling Pendergrass Classic, Gi Brown Belt Absolute - Silver
US Grappling Pendergrass Classic, Gi Brown Belt 175 lbs - Gold
US Grappling, Delaware, Brown Belt 175.5 - Gold
US Grappling, Delaware, Brown Belt Absolute - Gold
US Grappling, Greensboro, Brown Belt 175.5 - Silver
US Grappling, Greensboro, Brown Belt Absolute - Silver

 

2013

US Grappling, Submission Only Richmond, Purple Belt Absolute - Gold

US Grappling, 100th Tournament, No-Gi Advanced 175.5 - Silver
US Grappling Maryland, Purple Belt Absolute - Bronze
US Grappling Maryland, Purple Belt 188.8 - Bronze
US Grappling Maryland, No-Gi Advanced Absolute - Gold
US Grappling Maryland, No-Gi Advanced 188.8 - Gold
LOC Fights, Warriors United, BJJ Absolute Super Fight - Win via Guillotine@1:17
LOC Fights, Back to School Brawl, BJJ Absolute Super Fight - Win via Guillotine@1:27
Copa Nova, Purple Belt 188 - Gold
Copa Nova, No-Gi Advanced 188 - Bronze
Copa Nova, No-Gi Advanced 175.5 - Gold

 

2012

US Grappling, Submission Only Richmond, No-Gi Advanced 189.9 - Silver
The Good Fight, NC Open, Purple Belt 205 - Bronze
The Good Fight, NC Open, No-Gi Advanced absolute - Gold

 

2011

The Good Fight, VA Open, No-Gi Advanced absolute - Gold
The Good Fight, VA Open, No-Gi Advanced 189.9 - Gold
The Good Fight, Tournament of Champions, No-Gi Advanced 189.9 - Gold
The Good Fight, NC Open, No-Gi advanced absolute - Gold
The Good Fight, NC Open, No-Gi Advanced 189.9 - Silver
The Good Fight, MD Open, Purple Belt absolute - Bronze
The Good Fight, MD Open, No-Gi Advanced absolute - Silver
The Good Fight, MD Grappling Championships, No-Gi Intermediate absolute - Bronze
The Good Fight, MD Grappling Championships, No-Gi Intermediate 179.9 - Gold
The Good Fight, MD Grappling Championships, Blue Belt 179.9 - Gold


2010

US Grappling, Grapplemania XI, No-Gi Intermediate 175.5 - Gold
US Grappling, Grapplemania XI, Blue Belt 175.5 - Silver
The Good Fight, VA Grappling Championships, No-Gi Intermediate absolute - Gold
The Good Fight, VA Grappling Championships, No-Gi Intermediate 179.9 - Gold
The Good Fight, NC Open, No-Gi Intermediate absolute - Gold
The Good Fight, NC Open, No-Gi Intermediate 179.9 - Gold
NAGA, North American Grappling Championships, No-Gi Intermediate 179.9 - Bronze