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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

30 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    16 (53%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (37%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
18
2
#86e620
Armbar
18
2
#5AD3D1
Botinha
18
2
#d1212a
Kimura
18
2
#fad11b
Short choke
9
1
#f58822
RNC
9
1
#224aba
Submission
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
17 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (41%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
29
2
#86e620
Triangle
14
1
#5AD3D1
Violin armlock
14
1
#d1212a
Guillotine
14
1
#fad11b
Omoplata
14
1
#f58822
Short choke
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Kit Dale Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4686Diogo SampaioDiogo SampaioLPts: 5x2Copa Podio88KGGP2013
4695Davi RamosDavi RamosD---Copa Podio88KGGP2013
5102Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLRNCNoGi Worlds85KG4F2013
5638Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 7x2World Pro.82KGR12014
5793Marcos SouzaMarcos SouzaLPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGR12014
5858Garry TononGarry TononLGuillotineMetamoris 4ABSSPF2014
6344Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesLOmoplataBoa Super 885KGR12014
10907Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLRNCNoGi Worlds85KG4F2016
12636Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 4x2World Pro85KGR12017
12648Marcos CostaMarcos CostaLPts: 2x0World Pro85KGRPC2017
12897Roberto DibLReferee DecisionMelbourne ProABSF2017
13152Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLPts: 9x0World Champ.88KG4F2017
13855Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLShort chokeADCC88KGE12017
14664Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaLPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds85KG4F2017
14702Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLTriangleNoGi WorldsABSR22017
15117Jake ShieldsJake ShieldsLReferee DecisionF2W 62ABSSPF2018
17933Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLViolin armlockBlack Belt CBDO83KGSF2018
18577Josh HingerJosh HingerLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds85KG4F2018
20433Marcelo NunesMarcelo NunesD---WSOF 1ABSSPF2019
4691Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 2x0Copa Podio88KGGP2013
5198N/AWSubmissionAustralia Cup88KGNA2013
5199Leandro SilvaWArmbarAustralia Cup88KGNA2013
5200William DiasWPts: 2x0Australia Cup88KGNA2013
5201Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWPts: 10x0Australia Cup88KGNA2013
5202Bruno AlvesBruno AlvesWPts: 10x0Australia NGC85KGNA2013
5203W. DarraghWPointsPan Pacific88KGF2013
5204T. StefanuttiWPointsPan Pacific NG85KGF2013
5205Julian GonzalezWBotinhaSynergy ProABSSPF2013
6379Victor SilverioVictor SilverioD---PolarisABSSPF2015
10904Mathew SecorWPts: 25x2NoGi Worlds85KGR12016
11373Troy SkidmoreWKimuraSydney Open88KG4F2017
11374Reid RealeWBotinhaSydney Open88KGSF2017
11375Rodolfo CampaniWArmbarSydney OpenABSSF2017
11376Yan CabralWInjurySydney OpenABSF2017
11377Reid RealeWShort chokeSydney NGOABSSF2017
11378Jose GrecoWPts: 7x0Sydney NGOABSF2017
11379Viking WongWPts: 5x0ADCC JPN Trials88KGF2017
12644Thabet Al TaherWGuillotineWorld Pro85KGRPC2017
12646Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWPts: 5x4World Pro85KGRPC2017
12895Roberto DibWPointsMelbourne Pro85KGF2017
12896Harmut HeskeWN/AMelbourne ProABSSF2017
13143Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 3x0World Champ.88KGR12017
13145Victor BomfimWPts: 4x0World Champ.88KG8F2017
14663S. AbdulkaderWGuillotineNoGi Worlds85KGR12017
14695Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12017
17310Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPointsNordic ADCC88KGSPF2018
18479Mathew TeslaD---Nacka DojoABSSPF2018
18561Fabricio MachadoWRNCNoGi Worlds85KGR12018
18573Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoWReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds85KGR22018
26060Josue CuellarWKimuraWorld League88KGRR2021
26061Luis RoblesWPts: 17x0World League88KGRR2021

Kit Dale vs Tommy Langaker

High Percentage Chokes  Instructional by Lachlan Giles

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