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Professor Don Fox
1st Degree Black Belt

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Professor Don Fox
1st Degree Black Belt

BJJ Rank: First Degree Black Belt

Professor Don Fox started training martial arts when he was 4 years old through boxing and other various disciplines. He began practicing jiu-jitsu in 2000 and developed a passion for practicing and teaching the art. He was awarded his black belt by Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and has the privilege of training with and receiving coaching instruction from many BJJ legends and UFC Champions. He is the founder of Gracie Barra Bloomington.

Professor Fox enjoys competing and has won numerous championships. His achievements include:

2010 IBJJF Chicago International Open – Gold Medalist
2011 IBJJF Chicago Winter Open – 2x Gold Medalist
2012 IBJJ Chicago Summer Open – 2x Silver Medalist
2012 IBJJ Chicago Winter Open – Gold Medalist
2012 IBJJ Chicago Winter Open – Bronze Medalist
2013 IBJJ Chicago Summer Open – Gold Medalist
2013 IBJJ Chicago Summer Open – Gold Medalist No-Gi
2014 IBJJ Chicago Spring Open – Silver Medalist
2014 IBJJ Chicago Spring Open – Bronze Medalist
2016 IBJJ Chicago Spring Open – Bronze Medalist
5x NAGA Midwest Grappling Champion