Robert Degle – a long-time student of John Danaher – was promoted to black belt yesterday! The new belt around his waist was tied by Brandon Bennett, Renzo Gracie’s black belt.
Degle shared the good news on his Instagram:
Tonight at @odysseyjiujitsu in Atlanta, Georgia I was honored to receive my black belt under the great @warriors_bjj of the @renzogracieacademy . Looking forward to being able to test myself in the IBJJF black belt divisions.
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Degle is well-known for his highly technical performances at promotions like the Fight To Win, the Grapplefest 8, IBJJF events, and so on. He’s perhaps best known for being ranked number one in the advanced No Gi male adult category and number two in the overall No Gi category at Grappling Industries.
He’s also an excellent coach, who has been giving a ton of free content on his Youtube channel for quite some time.
What’s more, Robert has been a guest on one of the BJJEE Podcast episodes. In our episode, we spoke about the trash talk that’s infiltrated BJJ, why being an instructor is more rewarding than being a competitor in the long run, the link between Philosophy as an academic study and BJJ… And so much more!