Denny Prokopos His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who is Denny Prokopos?
Denny “300” Prokopos is an American 3rd Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt who is actually the first person to earn a black belt from Eddie Bravo under his unique style of 10th planet Jiu-Jitsu.
Denny Prokopos was born in San Franciso Califronia, USA in 1988. As a kid, Denny Prokopos was a big fan of professional wrestling. While he was looking for pro wrestling videos at a video store and came across one video that had some early UFC fights on it. After buying a few of the UFC tapes and watching them, Denny Prokopos was amazing by the skills of Royce Gracie, who was seemingly able to effortlessly defeat bigger and stronger-looking opponents with his style of martial arts.
After convincing his parents to let him train in the style, as at first, they were very against it, Denny Prokopos began to train under Charles Gracie at the young age of 12 years old. Denny Prokopos got really into the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but would eventually discover that he preferred the No-Gi aspect of the art over training in the Gi.
This is when Denny Prokopos started to seek out private training sessions with Eddie Bravo, who is known for his No Gi work. This was before Eddie Bravo had even codified his style and named it 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu.
Eventually, Denny Prokopos would become well known in the No Gi Jiu-Jitsu scene and at the age of 16 years old would stop training with Charles Gracie and would turn to train with Eddie Bravo in No Gi with his full attention.
While Denny Prokopos was in High School, he began to wrestle on top of training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and would regularly compete until his final year where an injury would take him out of training.
After graduating from High School, instead of going to pursue further education Denny Prokopos would dedicate his time to learning and competing in BJJ full time.
This is when Denny Prokopos would begin competing in and having great success in high-level tournaments like The World Nogi Championships and many others. Denny Prokopos would also earn the nickname of 300, being named after the popular movie due to his Greek ancestry.
This would eventually culminate with Denny Prokopos being awarded his black belt from Eddie Bravo in 2009. This made Denny Prokopos the first person to be awarded a black belt under Eddie Bravo’s No Gi 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu system.
How Old is Denny Prokopos?
Denny Prokopos was born in San Francisco, California, USA in 1988. This makes Denny Prokopos 34 or 33 at the time of writing.
Denny Prokopos’ Family
While there isn’t much information about Denny Prokopos’ family it is known that his parents were, at first, very against Denny learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Denny Prokopos’ Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lineage
Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Junior > Jean Jacques Machado > Eddie Bravo > Denny Prokopos
How Much is Denny Prokopos Worth?
Denny Prokopos’ estimated net worth in 2022 is currently unknown.
How Tall is Denny Prokopos?
Denny Prokopos’ height is currently unknown
What is Denny Prokopos’s Reach?
Denny Prokopos’ reach is currently unknown.
How Much Does Denny Prokopos Weigh?
Denny Prokopos mainly competed at Featherweight in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which is 154 pounds or 70 kilograms.
What Titles Has Denny Prokopos Held?
Denny Prokopos has won a ton of big titles during his time as a competitor, these include:
- World Nogi Champion (2007 brown belt)
- FILA Grappling World Champion (2010)
- NAGA Arnold Grappling Champion (2009)
- World Nogi Bronze Medallist (2009)
- Grapplers Quest 3rd Place (2008)
- Pan American Bronze Medallist (2004 blue belt)
- USA Grappling Open Bronze Medallist (2007)
Has Denny Prokopos Had Any Serious Injuries
While the exact type of injury is currently unknown, Denny Prokopos did suffer an injury during his senior year of High School that forced him to stop training and competing in wrestling, and likely BJJ as well, for the entirety of his final high school year.
Is Denny Prokopos Retired?
Denny Prokopos has not competed in a while but he still works as a BJJ coach at different BJJ planet gyms all over the world.
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