We are driven by our passion for martial arts training and the positive impact it has on our health and well-being. Our belief is that martial arts, whether it be Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, or MMA, provide a pathway to community, fitness, and a better life. Our decorated world-champion instructors are not only skilled in their specific disciplines but are also dedicated to sharing their knowledge with the next generation of champions in Dallas. Although we maintain a high standard of excellence, we understand that everyone learns at their own pace, making training at Octagon Martial Arts a humbling but empowering experience. We welcome individuals from all backgrounds to join us on a journey toward personal achievement and growth.Contact Us
Martial Arts Instructors
At our studio, we understand that fighters come with different goals and objectives. That’s why our instructors take the time to get to know you and customize your program to meet your specific needs. Whether you’re seeking an exhilarating workout a few times a week or aiming to become a professional fighter, we’re here to support you every step of the way.
We believe that consistency is key to achieving success in MMA. If you’re new to the sport, it’s essential to start slowly, maintain consistency, avoid overtraining, prioritize restful sleep, and consume healthy meals. By following these principles, you can build a solid foundation for your MMA journey.
At our studio, we take care of our students. If you commit to our program and make it your lifestyle, we will guide you not only in your training but also in your diet and lifestyle choices. Our instructors share tips, YouTube videos, and more to help you achieve the healthy and fulfilling lifestyle you desire.
4th Degree Black Belt
Middleweight world champion
Pan Ams No-Gi Heavy Weight Champion 2022
Master World GI - Heavy Weight Champion 2021
Winner of No-Gi absolute gold medal at the IBJJF London Open
Triple gold medalist at the IBJJF Houston Open
Double gold medalist at IBJJF Dallas Open
Heavyweight belt for Submission Hunter Pro and F2W
Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Instructor
Professional Competitor since 2009
Muay Thai & Kickboxing Instructor
Kids Brazilian Jui Jitsu Instructor
3rd Degree Black Belt
Professional competitor since 2005
Signed for World Extreme Cagefighting
Semi-finalist in Bellator Season Two: Middleweight Tournament
2nd Degree Black Belt
Dr. Greg Seal
4th Degree Black Belt
6th Degree Black Belt
Brazilian National Championship (1993 – purple belt)
Copa Atlântico Sul (1994 – brown belt)
Internacional de Masters e Seniors Bronze Medallist (2007)
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Octagon is the best gym I ever stepped in. Octagon offers more than just a good workout, it feels like family. Every octagon person is caring and supportive toward the newcomers. Every coach in the gym provides a world-class workout. It’s spotlessly clean and tidy with facilities that get sanitized daily.
I stopped by for a class during a business trip in Dallas. Teresa and Rafael are really welcoming and friendly persons. Everyone there was super friendly and made me feel home. Professor Rafael is an excellent teacher. The facility had very clean mats, bathroom, locker room, and showers. I highly recommend this academy for everyone interesting in learning/training jiu jitsu. I'll definitely train there again, on my next visit to Dallas.
Easy to recommend- high level, experienced coaching in Muay Thai and BJJ, very open and accommodating atmosphere. This gym can be a sanctuary.
My 6 year old son's 1st foray into martial arts. He had a absolute blast! Top shelf all the way.
The premier MMA, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, and Muay Thai school for Dallas. I've had the privilege of training on many occasions at this academy and I can't say enough positive things about it. Definitely worth trying out, 4 Stripe Brown Belt.
I had the fortunate opportunity to train here during a work trip. The facility was one of the best I have seen - super clean mats, bathroom, locker room, and showers. Professor Octavio is a great and warm teacher. Everyone there was super technical and welcoming. I plan to train there again, during my next visit to Dallas.
Loved the facility and a great professor! Very welcoming.
Octagon has a fantastic facility with lots of mat space and a full size mma cage. Large locker room area with clean bathroom and showers. Also provides towels! Professor Octavio is a seasoned instructor with over 20 years experience as a black belt. He has taught all over the world and coached students of all levels, from beginners to world champions. He does a great job of letting people learn at their own place and will make students of all levels feel welcome.