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Ante Dzolic His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

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Who Is Ante Dzolic?

Ante Dzolic is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt who earned his rank under Professor Jose Diaz at the Rio Pro Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy. Ante has 25 years of Martial Arts experience and has been studying Jiu Jitsu since the year 1999. Ante is also a Black belt in Kun Tao and has a level 1 certification in Jeet Kune Do. During his time learning Martial Arts, Ante has also become proficient in Chinese, Korean, Filippino, Indonesian and French fighting systems. Ante is a full time coach at Rio Pro BJJ academy in Ohio, United States of America. Ante also worked for years as a Police Officer, he also held the position of integrity and discipline officer. 

Systematic Armlock Defenses by Ante Dzolic

Ante began his Martial Arts career training in Kun Tao, which is a Chinese Martial Art commonly practised in southeast Asia, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines. Ante was developing his Martial Arts so he could become a master in self defense tactics. Ante was also heavily involved with Jeet Kune Do and other forms of systematic fighting from all over the world like France and Korea. As Ante became more proficient in the striking Martial Arts he knew he needed to compliment his skill set with a form of grappling. Ante began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under his longtime coach Jose Diaz at Rio BJJ Pro. Ante began rising through the ranks as his technical aptitude became more and more apparent.

Ante was becoming an increasingly tough Martial Artist, as he was piecing together a definitive way to teach Martial Arts in a system. Ante was awarded his Black belt in Kun Tao as he continued to practise the principles of the discipline. Ante was also awarded a level one in Jeet Kune Do and became an accredited instructor. Ante had begun teaching classes and seminars as he began developing his own system of self defense awareness. After receiving his Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2015, Ante really put his systems into place as he began filming instructional videos on all aspects of Martial Arts, from defending strikes and submissions to attacking body positions. Ante was gaining worldwide notoriety for all of his Martial Arts accomplishments.

Ante was now a full time professional Martial Arts coach, as he was defining his systems in all styles of fighting. Ante is one of the head coaches at the Beachwood location of Rio BJJ Pro in Ohio. Ante has become an outstanding coach as he teaches fundamentals, advanced Jiu Jitsu and self defense classes. Many of the Rio BJJ Pro students have accelerated their growth in Martial Arts due to the direct coaching of Ante Dzolic. Ante also owns his own business called BJJ Basics where he specialises in offering Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fundamental courses, as well as a more in depth study into advanced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques. Ante has been extremely successful in his online business since he started it in 2016.

Surviving The Closed Guard by Ante Dzolic

How Old Is Ante Dzolic!

Ante Dzolic grew up in Cleveland, Ohio in the United States of America. He was born in 1975 and is currently 46 years of age.

Ante Dzolic's Fifteen Year Journey Through BJJ!

Ante Dzolic began training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 1999. He had been studying striking martial arts his entire life, in places like Indonesia, Singapore, France, Korea and the Philippines. finding a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club near his home, he spoke about the feeling of disappointment that there were no black belts at the gym. The club was run by a Purple belt and a Blue belt, and to Ante's surprise they were extremely impressive practitioners. Ante was hooked on the philosophy of Jiu Jitsu but after a short period the club closed down. 

Ante was out of luck and searching for a place to train Jiu Jitsu, so he hooked up with some friends that had some warehouse space and some Jiu Jitsu mats. They began to travel to seminars, where they received experienced instruction, then they would head back to the warehouse and drill the techniques until they mastered them. They also began studying Gracie in action VHS tapes, UFC videos, Pride and other MMA events, Vale Tudo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu videos and books. In 2004 Ante took a trip to Las Vegas to train with Ricardo Pires and Sergio Penha. Ante remembers Heath Herring training on the mats, who was dominating Pride at the time. Ante was excited to share the mats with a world class pro. 

When Ante came home from Las Vegas he knew he had to find a Black belt coach to help increase his learning. After doing his research he found out that the famous Saulo Ribeiro was only a couple hours drive away. So he began training with Saulo, and eventually was awarded his Blue belt from Saulo in 2005. After Saulo and his brother Xande moved to California, Ante made the decision that it was too far to drive so he jumped back into the warehouse Jiu Jitsu life. Ante continued down the seminar circuit where he saw many different perspectives on the same techniques. He met different instructors and rolled with many different people, this is how Ante really learnt how to learn BJJ on his own.

In late 2009 Jose Diaz and Ricardo Pires moved to Ohio and opened a new BJJ academy. Ante and his warehouse friends immediately joined and the days of seminars and drilling at the warehouse were over. Ante was awarded his Purple belt from Diaz and Pires in 2009 and by 2011 he was teaching full time at their academy. Ante received his Brown belt in 2014 and his Black belt in 2015 from Jose Diaz. It took Ante 15 years and 8 months to achieve his Black belt.

How Much Is Ante Dzolic Worth?

Ante Dzolic has had an impressive career, his broad knowledge he has acquired from all over the world has given him significant experience as a teacher of Martial Arts. As a teacher at Rio Pro Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy he has been earning some good remuneration. He has also done extremely well with his online website BJJBasics.com, where he offers fundamental Jiu Jitsu courses online. Another revenue stream for Ante is his extensive work with the premier distributor of Martial Arts instructionals, BJJ Fanatics. Ante has accumulated a net wealth including all of his assets of over a million dollars, his expertise in Martial Arts has paved the way for the wealth of his family.

How Tall Is Ante Dzolic?

Ante Dzolic stands at 6 feet and 2 inches tall which equates to 187 centimetres.

How Much Does Ante Dzolic Weigh?

During his competitive career Ante Dzolic weighed in at 110 kilograms which is the equivalent of 245 pounds.

Ante Dzolic's Instructional Video List!

Ante Dzolic has put his expertise to great use, as he has filmed a series of great instructional videos. Ante has been working with BJJ Fanatics for over three years, showcasing his technical proficiency through their online platform. Ante has a list of videos that includes; "The Flower Sweep Basics To Advanced" - in this video Ante goes through his understanding of the sweep mechanics involved in this extremely powerful sweep. "Surviving The Closed Guard" an in depth look into defending guard attacks, breaking and passing the guard. "Mastering The Cross Collar Grip" a video detailing tips and tricks involved with the Cross Collar submission. "Systematic Armlock Defense" a great video that shows Ante Dzolic's proficient defenses against armbar attacks. "Mastering The Low Mount" another great instructional that utilises a low mount structure in order to control your opponent.

Ante has also filmed his KTNC and KTFC series which is an easy to follow guide for stopping the near side and the far side armbars. "Killing The Farside Armbar" and the "KTNA Side Control System - Killing The Near Side Armbar". Ante has also filmed self defense videos like; "Protect Your Head" an instructional video that shows details about defending from strikes to the head and more violent style haymakers. Ante also has an amazing video called "The 3-2-1 Fight Back Method" which is a simplistic guide for women to help them have the skills and confidence to not only defend themselves, but actually fight back with purpose. All of Ante Dzolic's videos are available for purchase exclusively on bjjfanatics.com.

Ante has also filmed other videos through Kaizen Media like; "Arms Race" a system Ante has developed in defending against bent or straight armlocks. He has also filmed a two part series called "Surviving Brazilian Jiu Jitsu" volume 1 looks at the extremely important aspects of Submission Escapes, while volume 2 is an in depth account into Escaping Positions like Mount, Side Control, Knee Ride, North South, Back Control and Kesagatme. Ante has also filmed "Escaping Side Control" which is a more detailed system on how to get out of the side control position. Ante has become a world class teacher as he continues to use online platforms to help students from all over the world master their craft.

Ante Dzolic's Philosophical Approach!

These days Ante Dzolic is found passing on his years of knowledge and expertise on the mats. He is adamant that his calling is being a teacher, as his excitement for teaching his passion is tremendous. Whether he teaches in person or at his academy at Rio Pro BJJ or online at BJJBasics.com, Ante is continuing to improve as a coach and a mentor, so he can share this art that has been so good to him.

Ante's philosophical approach to his training is; claiming his hardest opponent is the room. Quite often his students bring out the best in him and their teammates. Students are constantly evolving, constantly pushing one another and it is difficult to live up to their example. Ante often speaks about perseverance as an important and pivotal concept. Life has its obstacles, but it can be something as simple as; If you just don’t quit and you just keep going, you will often get to where you want to be in life. You might not get there as fast as you’d like or down the road you had intended but you will get there eventually with persistence and determination. Ante has had a tremendous amount of experience inside the Martial Arts community, so it’s hard to disagree with this mantra. 

Ante Dzolic's Injuries!

Ante Dzolic has been incredibly lucky when it comes to injury toll, he has not had any significant major injuries. He has had a few minor injuries like slight Knee, Shoulder and Elbow sprains. Ante has been able to keep his injuries under control as his regimented training and injury prevention techniques have played a vital role in his ongoing long jeverdy. 

Is Ante Dzolic Retired?

Ante Dzolic is a full time coach at Rio Pro Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in Beachwood Ohio in the United States of America. He is a highly regarded mentor and coach to many Martial Arts students in Ohio. Ante has built a legacy of over 30 years of Martial Arts, as he continues to teach his passion to many of his students. Ante also continues to provide online Jiu Jitsu courses through his business platform called BJJ Basics, Ante is extremely happy with his legacy that he is continually growing amongst the Martial Arts community.

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