BJJ Black Belt
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
Brandon Dimick, BJJ Black Belt, started training in 2007. For the first couple of years, he trained Mixed Martial Arts with a focus on BJJ, at Cyclone MMA, in Elizabethtown, Ky, under Professor Jason "The Blind Fury" Keaton. Brandon had 3 amateur fights in the Kentucky Fighting Challenge, of which he won all 3 and earned the 155lb Title. During this time he competed in a few BJJ Tournaments and Army Combatives Tournaments, where he did very well. He earned his blue belt from Professor Jason Keaton and moved to Alaska shortly thereafter.
Once in Alaska, Brandon found a new home at Gracie Barra Alaska, training under Professor Jarvis Edwards. Over the course of the next 6 years, he competed in numerous BJJ tournaments and Army Combatives Tournaments. Brandon received his Purple and Brown belts from Professor Jarvis Edwards. While in Alaska, Brandon volunteered his time to teach free BJJ classes on Fort Richardson.
In 2014 he moved to El Paso, TX, and found a new home training with Brown Belt Justin Gonzales at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu El Paso Competition Team. During his time at Justin’s Academy, Brandon served as a coach and training partner for just over a year. Additionally, he started Fort Bliss BJJ where he offered free classes for military members, their families, and the DOD civilians.
Near the end of 2015, Brandon was reassigned to Fort Lewis, WA, where he spent a year training at Jiu-Jitsu Dynamics, under Professor Will Hagerty, in Lacey, WA.
In August 2016, Brandon moved back to Alaska where he spent the first year training with the Legacy Jiu-Jitsu family.
on 2 December 2017, Professor Jason “Blind Fury” Keaton promoted Brandon to Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
On 8 January 2018, Brandon started Arctic Warrior Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is currently offering free classes to the Military Members, their Families, and the DoD Civilians that support the JBER community.
Amateur MMA Record (3-0)
Kentucky Fighting Challenge 25 - 28 July 2007 - Won by Verbal Submission
Kentucky Fighting Challenge 31 - 12 January 2008 - Won by Ref. Stoppage
Kentucky Fighting Challenge 37 - 17 May 2008 - Won by Submission due to Strikes - for the Kentucky Fighting Challenge 155lb Title!
Extreme Grappling Open - 2 February 2008 - 2nd Place - Gi, 145-158lb, White Belt Division
Extreme Grappling Open - 2 February 2008 - 2nd Place - No-Gi, 145-158lb, Beginner Division
Sinister Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament - 26 July 2008 - 2nd Place - No-Gi, 145-159 - Intermediate Division
2011 Alaska State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Gi Tournament - 12 March 2011 - 3rd Place - 168-181lb Blue Belt Division
2011 Alaska State Submission Grappling Tournament - 12 November 2011 - 1st Place - 189lb Advanced
2013 Alaska State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship - 9 March 2013 - 2nd Place - 194.5lb Purple Belt and above division
2015 Grapplefest (Rio Rancho, NM) - 11 April 2015 - 1st Place - No-Gi, Advanced / Masters Division (36 and older) 185lbs and below
2015 Grapplefest (Rio Rancho, NM) - 11 April 2015 - 1st Place - Gi, Brown/Black / Masters Division (36 and older) 185lbs and below
Army Combatives Tournaments
3rd Annual Fort Knox Combatives Tournament - 6-7 September 2008 - Went 7-0 to become the Fort Knox 155lb Post Champion
2010 Fort Richardson Combatives Tournament - 13 August 2010 - Went 4-0 to become the Fort Richardson 180lb Post Champion
2010 All Army Combatives Tournament, Fort Benning, GA - 1-3 October 2010 - Went 5-2 in the 170lb weight class
2013 US Army Alaska (USARAK) Combatives Tournament - 21 March 2013 - Finished 3rd place in the 185lb weight class
2019 U.S. Army Alaska Combatives Tournament (Spartan Crucible) - 16-18 April 2019 - Finished 3rd place in the 185lb weight class