Dave Spero Instructor

Dave Spero

Dave has been involved in Martial Arts for over 17 years. First enrolling in Karate at age 15, Dave progressed to Jeet Kune Do, and then Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Dave is currently a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a certified Kru under the tutelage of Ajarn Nelson Siyavong. Some of Dave's past achievements are:

  • 2011 Grapplers Quest World Championship Division Winner No-Gi
  • 2011 Grapplers Quest World Championship Absolute 3rd Place
  • 2011 Grapplers Quest Boston 1st Place Division No-Gi
  • 2011 Grapplers Quest Boston 3rd Place Absolute
  • 2010-current   5-2 MMA Record
  • 2017 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blackbelt under Professors Daniel Gazoni and Joao Amaral at Brazilian Top Team
  • 2017 Achieved level 1 Kru Muy Thai Coach Ajarn Nelson Siyavong

At the age of 29, Dave successfully established a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program at Keene State University (the first of its kind), and had overseen it for 3 years. In 2009, Dave tried out and was selected for the Premier Martial Arts National Fight Team.

Dave has studied under or trained with many great Martial Artists including, UFC fighters, Murillo Bustamante, John Howard, B.J. Penn, Jim Miller, Rafaello Oliveira, Rousimar Palhares, as well as Renzo Gracie, Rafael Correa, Roberto Correa, Takeo Tani, Caio Terra, Jeff Jimmo, Dave Ginsberg, Roberto Maia, Abmar Barbosa.


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