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Kit Dale

Kit Dale

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Kit Dale is an Australian grappler and a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Yuri Simões, who also worked with coaches: Bernie Jenkins and Peter De Been. Widely recognized as one of the best jiu-jitsu competitors developed in Australia, a reputation conquered while competing on the lower belt divisions of the sport – a time when Dale conquered 4 United Arab Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) world titles, Kit competed in important, mainstream, professional grappling events such as Polaris Invitational, Metamoris, ADCC, Copa Podio and more.

Kit Dale Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Kit James Dale

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie (Senior) > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti (Jacare) > Ricardo Vieira > Yuri Simões > Kit Dale

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC Japan Trials (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Sydney Open (2017**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Sydney NoGi Open (2017*)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Melbourne Pro (2017)
  • 1st Place AFBJJ Pan Pacific (2013)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Melbourne Pro (2017*)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro (2010 blue, 2011 purple, 2012/2013 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Asian Open (2012 brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2011 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan-Pacific (2012 brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Asian Open (2012* brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2012 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Knee-slide Pass

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88,30 kg / 195.0 lbs)

Team/Association: N/A

Kit Dale Biography

Kit Dale was born on January 24, 1986, in Melbourne, Australia, growing up in the area’s eastern suburbs.

During his formative years Dale practiced a number of athletic activities, from karate to inline hockey, as well as Australian football (Aussie rules), a sport he competed in extensively prior to jiu-jitsu.

Australian rules football is widely recognized as one of the most physical sports in the world, generally played by large individuals. Although a very athletic competitor himself, Kit lacked the physicality of some of the other players, a handicap Dale sought to overcome by learning a few grappling tricks, starting his jiu-jitsu training in 2008 with Robert Parmakovski – a man who would, years later, become Kit’s own student.

BJJ came natural to Dale, who soon started allocating more of his time to grappling and less to Aussie rules football. While climbing the ranks of jiu-jitsu Dale trained with Bernie Jenkins (up to blue belt) and Peter De Been (up to brown belt), while also doing plenty of training and experimentation on his own or with friends/students.

Once the highly decorated grappler, Yuri Simões moved to Australia, Kit started training with the Brazilian. The two established a strong relationship as friends and training partners, and it was Yuri who promoted Dale to black belt on June, 2013. At the time of the ceremony, Dale had just under 5 years of training, this being one of the fastest rises to the rank recorded by then.

Dale would later move to California, USA, one of jiu-jitsu’s epicenters in order to improve his grappling skills while also attempting further his acting career.

Throughout his career Kit Dale became known for his approach to grappling, breaking from the traditional training practices such as positional drilling. On his own website, Dale wrote:

I believe that sport is 90% mental 10% physical, but most spend the majority of the time drilling techniques (physical), I spend the majority of the time problem solving in live training (training the mind). While other people developed their body as muscle memory, I developed my mind as what I call “mental memory”. It removes predictability, rigidness and monotony, giving me the advantage to play out the Jiu Jitsu match in my head. That means being able to not only strategize before stepping onto the mat, but also predicting patterns while rolling, which is a great way of rapidly improving while rolling against your opponent – figuring them out. Give me one hour of rolling with anyone and I believe I will have the solution to victory.” (source: kitdaletraining.com)

Kit Dale Grappling Record

28 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    15 (54%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (36%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
20
2
#86e620
Botinha
20
2
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
20
2
#d1212a
Submission
10
1
#fad11b
Kimura
10
1
#f58822
Short choke
10
1
#224aba
RNC
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
16 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Guillotine
17
1
#86e620
Omoplata
17
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
17
1
#d1212a
Short choke
17
1
#fad11b
Triangle
17
1
#f58822
Violin armlock
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Kit Dale Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4668Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLPts: 5x2Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4677Davi RamosDavi RamosD---Copa Podio88KGGP2013
5612Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 7x2World Pro.82KGR12014
5767Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGR12014
5832Garry TononGarry TononLGuillotineMetamoris 4ABSSPF2014
6311Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesLOmoplataBoa Super 885KGR12014
10847Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLRNCNoGi Worlds85KG4F2016
12526Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2World Pro85KGR12017
12538Marcos CostaMarcos CostaLPts: 2x0World Pro85KGRPC2017
12783Roberto DibLReferee DecisionMelbourne ProABSF2017
13033Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 9x0World Champ.88KG4F2017
13727Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLShort chokeADCC88KGE12017
14516Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2017
14554Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR22017
14936Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 62ABSSPF2018
17658Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLViolin armlockBlack Belt CBDO83KGSF2018
18273Josh HingerJosh HingerLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KG4F2018
4673Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 2x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
5176N/AWSubmissionAustralia Cup88KGNA2013
5177Leandro SilvaWArmbarAustralia Cup88KGNA2013
5178William DiasWPts: 2x0Australia Cup88KGNA2013
5179Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWPts: 10x0Australia Cup88KGNA2013
5180Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWPts: 10x0Australia NGC85KGNA2013
5181W. DarraghWPointsPan Pacific88KGF2013
5182T. StefanuttiWPointsPan Pacific NG85KGF2013
5183Julian GonzalezWBotinhaSynergy ProABSSPF2013
6346Victor SilverioVictor SilverioD---PolarisABSSPF2015
10844Mathew SecorWPts: 25x2NoGi Worlds85KGR12016
11291Troy SkidmoreWKimuraSydney Open88KG4F2017
11292Reid RealeWBotinhaSydney Open88KGSF2017
11293Rodolfo CampaniWArmbarSydney OpenABSSF2017
11294Yan CabralWInjurySydney OpenABSF2017
11295Reid RealeWShort chokeSydney NGOABSSF2017
11296Jose GrecoWPts: 7x0Sydney NGOABSF2017
11297Viking WongWPts: 5x0ADCC JPN Trials88KGF2017
12534Thabet Al TaherWGuillotineWorld Pro85KGRPC2017
12536Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 5x4World Pro85KGRPC2017
12781Roberto DibWPointsMelbourne Pro85KGF2017
12782Harmut HeskeWN/AMelbourne ProABSSF2017
13024Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 3x0World Champ.88KGR12017
13026Victor BomfimWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG8F2017
14515S. AbdulkaderWGuillotineNoGi Worlds85KGR12017
14547Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12017
17064Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPointsNordic ADCC88KGSPF2018
18182Mathew TeslaD---Nacka DojoABSSPF2018
18257Fabricio MachadoWRNCNoGi Worlds85KGR12018
18269Valdir AraujoWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds85KGR22018

Kit Dale vs Tommy Langaker

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