Royler Gracie & David Adiv Association


"David Adiv has put the time and has demonstrated how well he understands and expresses his knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu. David is an amazing instructor who can share his knowledge with any type or level of student. With David's instruction it is easy to see that Jiu-Jitsu is not just a sport or a martial art, but a lifestyle. I value David's perspective and knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu and its applications so much that I have had him as an integral part of my own training team right from the beginning. David is not only in my corner for my NHB fights but also is part of my creative team for all of my instructional books and other projects. It is no surprise to me that David has been so successful and instrumental in developing the RGDA Jiu-Jitsu Association to the level it has attained. David and I have associated academies all over the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Israel. I am looking forward to more great things from David who by the way is also one of my closest friends."
Master Royler Gracie - RGDA Co Founder

"I have had the privilege of David Adiv's instruction and friendship for over 12 years now. I can honestly say that I have never met anyone that could compare to his level of understanding and his ability to teach the art of Jiu-Jitsu. His willingness to impart his vast knowledge so that all his students may benefit is but the one of the many reasons that I consider him to be a true master of Jiu-Jitsu"
Professor Rosendo Diaz - 3rd Generation Team, PA

"With David's help I see Jiu-Jitsu more and more clearly everytime I talk and train with him. No matter if it is working on basics principles of technique, or taking time to disscuss our day to day lives and human nature. David's knowledge has been invaluable to me in my daily life. He knows that he is teaching me how to be a better Jiu-Jitsu instructor, but what he may not know is that he is also teaching me how to be a better person, one who leads by example. The one thing we know as David's students, and what brought me to the RGDA years ago, is that we are blessed with the purest form of Jiu-Jitsu on the planet. At its purest form and at the highest level it stops being about the latest or greatest techniques or even winning or losing. It is what we do with Jiu-Jitsu and how we let it touch people's lives that matters. Thank you Professor Adiv for all you have done for me and the RGDA."
Professor J.W. Wright - RGDA Black Belt, Saint Louis MO

"I train with David Adiv. You will be hard pressed to find a more technical instructor."
"Just wanted to add that Dave is a fantastic instructor, I've taken one of his seminar before. He's a really interesting dude and his techniques are very good. And also I would rather eat dog shit than try to street fight him."
"Yeah, Dave is a really great guy, and one of the most kind hearted people I know. But of course, I feel bad for anyone who makes the mistake of messing with him on the street. He also grew up doing judo. So he is pretty good with showing some good throws when we practice standup, which is something you won't find a lot of other BJJ instructors."
"One thing is for sure... when you go to an RGDA school, you get a lot of small details in the techniques that you learn. That's how Royler and David believe in teaching." 'You can't really go wrong with an RGDA school"
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