Professor Dave Ogden
Professor Dave has been a personal martial artist for over 35 years, earning his 4th degree black belt under Professor Marcio Simas with Gracie Barra Orlando and a 4th Degree Black Belt in Karate. Professor Dave created the first BJJ police academy in Central Florida in 2001, bringing thousands of law enforcement professionals into the Jiujitsu world. Professor Dave has competed in numerous local, state, and International tournaments both in the United States and Brazil.
Professor Dave Ogden is a 34-year veteran of law enforcement, where he currently holds the position of Chief of Police and is considered a subject matter expert in use of force and police training. Professor Dave believes in “tactical self-defense” and has integrated his unique background of teaching mental preparation for critical encounters, law enforcement defensive tactics, and Gracie Barra Jiujitsu to help law enforcement officers and citizens throughout the state of Florida.