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Roy Dean: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

Roy Dean: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!


Who is Roy Dean?

Roy Dean is a widely-respected 3rd degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt who operates out of Los Angeles. He originally trained under Claudio Franka, but was promoted to purple, and eventually black, by noted teacher Roy Harris. When Dean was still a child, he was introduced to Judo through an after school program and fell in love with combat sports. After a competitive career which pitted Dean against some of the most well-known Jiu Jitsu players of his time, Dean turned to coaching. In addition to his rank in BJJ, Dean holds black belts in Judo, Aikido, and Japanese Jiu Jitsu.

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Since dedicating the majority of his time to spreading the art of Jiu Jitsu, Roy Dean has built a name for himself as one of the most active online advocates for the sport. His presence on social media and youtube, as well as his time spent as an author and a coach in his own academies, has made Dean one of the most sought after instructors in the Jiu Jitsu Community. He is perhaps most known for his professionally produced video content, including his series of belt requirements from blue to black. These were developed in conjunction with Roy Harris and continue to guide students enrolled in Roy Dean’s academy program today.

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How Old is Roy Dean?

Roy Dean was born on December 4th, 1974 in Anchorage, Alaska. He is currently 46 years old and has been studying Jiu Jitsu in various forms for 22 years, nearly half of his life. 

Roy Dean Family

Roy has kept a mostly private life, preferring to let his video products and instructionals do the talking. There is very little information about Dean’s family available online.

How Much is Roy Dean Worth?

Roy Dean has done a noteworthy job of marketing his natural talents and considerable expertise in the sport. He has written and published multiple books, produces a popular and profitable YouTube channel, and operates several Jiu Jitsu academies under his internationally recognized name. These efforts have earned Dean an approximate 4.6 million in 2021.

How Tall is Roy Dean?

Roy Dean’s official height is unlisted, although he appears to be slightly taller than six feet. He appears comparable in size to Nick Diaz, who he squared off with in 2001. The video of this matchup is available on YouTube.

How Much Does Roy Dean Weigh? 

Roy Dean’s official competition height and weight are not publicly available, although he competed against Victor Estima, who competed at 190 lbs. It is likely that Dean weighs between 185-195 lbs while competing.

Roy Dean Fight List

Roy Dean has left a larger imprint as a teacher than as a competitor, although he did compete against world-level competition in both 2001 (Nick Diaz) and 2009 (Victor Estima).

Roy Dean's Best Fight of All Time

Although Dean had a record in lower level competition, his world level career was a little shorter. Dean’s highest level win came against Sebastien Munoz in the 2009 IBJJF World Championships.

Who Did Roy Dean Lose To?

Dean tested himself against some of the best that the sport could offer and sometimes found his matches to be a learning experience. When asked about his most significant match ups, he cited his losses to Nick Diaz and Victor Estima. Both men went on to achieve greatness in combat sports.

Roy Dean Record

Roy Dean has many lower level wins, but has a 1-2 record at the World Championships. He competed in the early 2000s as a blue belt and again in 2009 as a black belt.

Roy Dean Injuries

Jiu Jitsu is a sport that’s known to take a toll on those who practice it. Like many BJJ players before him, Roy Dean was injured with an ACL tear during part of his career. In an interview, he mentioned that it was a long road to full health because he popped the ligament twice more while rehabbing it before he was able to achieve a full recovery. He has since returned to the mats in top shape ready to continue spreading his love of Jiu Jitsu.

Is Roy Dean Retired?

Roy Dean is retired from competition and now focuses on “showing people around the world how beautiful, transformative, and powerful this art can be.” His series of books, videos, and instructionals certainly hit the mark, and have left an indelible footprint on the sport of Jiu Jitsu. His videos for belt requirements blue through black, as well as his material on no gi submissions, are available on

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