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Meet the Family: Sam DiMaggio

September 6, 2012

Sam DiMaggio is a certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu brown belt and an instructor at the Gracie Academy. After the birth of his son, Frankie, Sam discovered Gracie Jiu-Jitsu when he was looking for a low impact martial art that he could practice for many years without risk of injury. Sam quickly fell in love with the simple and effective techniques of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and he enrolled his son in the Gracie Bullyproof program when he was just under five years old. Seeing the positive impact that the art had on his son's discipline and confidence, Sam became highly motivated to become an instructor. Sam completed the Instructor Certification Program with flying colors, and today, he is an integral part of the Gracie Academy.

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