The BJJ Of Allen J. Sachetti

Being a Purple Belt who has trained with Mr. Sachetti as well as numerous other legitimate BJJ schools like Renzo Gracie Affiliates and others I can speak with some authority about Sensei Allen J. Sachetti.

Mr. Sachetti is a 2nd Degree BJJ Black Belt who is certified by Rickson Gracie, Royler Gracie and Luiz Palhares. He also has spent significant time with Renato Migliaccio from Ryan Gracie and numerous other BJJ masters.

In addition to his BJJ skill Mr. Sachetti also is quite adept at both Greco Roman and Free Style Wrestling and he is uniquely skilled in the Filipino Martial Art of Dumpag which comes from Pangamut in the Island of Negros and Dumog from the Island of Panay.

Having rolled with other world class Jiu-Jitsuists both in competition and in training I can tell you that Mr. Sachetti’s technique is very refined as he distributes energy to key points of contact throughout the move and in his transitions making it very difficult to counter him.

His depth of knowledge in BJJ is vast and his skill level is excellent. Sensei Allen J. Sachetti is certainly one of the better Brazilian jiu-jitsu Black Belts of our time. I thought I knew a lot about BJJ but every time I learn from him I realize how much I did not know.


You see really good BJJ is much more than just the move, it is the energy within the move that occupies and maintains itself throughout the execution of the move that really makes it something. This is what Mr. Allen Sachetti has.

His competition record in BJJ was also good winning several Gold and Silver medals at numerous BJJ Gi and No Gi Grappling tournaments like the 1999 Diamond Challenge, the 2000 Rickson Gracie International Jiu-Jitsu Championships and others. But far beyond this Mr. Sachetti has an impressive NHB / MMA and Full Contact Stick Fighting Career that made him a real pioneer for the things we all have come to enjoy today.

More than all of his experiences though I think Mr. Sachetti’s time at Dauntless has really enabled him to develop some amazing material. He has rolled with, sparred and fought every bad ass from Baltimore to Philadelphia for over 30 years. He has defeated All American Wrestlers, Pro Boxers and Good BJJ Black Belts in open sparring sessions that are really astounding to watch.

The BJJ of Allen J. Sachetti has grown in energy, technique and depth to become something so much more. He has something he calls “Anti-Wrestling” that literally destroys even the best shoots and clinches of even World Class Wrestlers. He teaches this in his MMA Total Strike class and I have to tell you, if you do NOT want to be on the ground and prefer to finish the guy standing up, then this is REALLY FOR YOU.

His clinchwork is next generation countering even the best Greco Roman or Free Style Wrestler to give you capitalizations that other people simply have NO CLUE about. His takedowns are devastating and he has some really good standing and flying submissions to do from there too.

On the Ground Mr. Sachetti’s Top Game is revolutionary as he rips up even the best Guards and 1/2 Guards to pass and give the opponent “no chance” to re-guard. On the bottom he is very fluid, it is like trying to fight a slippery squid!! For his size I cannot believe how he can move to mess up my passes, take my back, reverse me or submit me. Plus his MMA Guard is absolutely out of this world.

So again the BJJ of Mr. Allen J. Sachetti in my opinion is much more than the traditional game you have seen before. It is really much more evolved and refined into something much more. He helps you understand principles of the body and movement to then show you out of the box solutions that leave your opponent completely surprised and FINISHED.

Mr. Sachetti’s BJJ classes are now going on at Dauntless Martial Arts at 13 Prestbury Square, Newark Delaware 19713. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn right or a seasoned BJJ player I higher recommend training with him. Beyond a shadow of a doubt He is the best source of BJJ in Delaware and I have seen them all!!

  • Charles D’Angelo

Take A Look At One Or Mr. Sachetti’s students using his BJJ at a recent MMA Competition:


What Makes The Best MMA School?

There are so called MMA Schools that may advertise the term but they are not really concerned about producing genuine MMA fighters, nor do they have the ability to do so. They know that most of the population will not be willing to do the work required to truly become a successful MMA fighter. So while these schools may advertise the name, they do not really provide a viable curriculum to produce the skill level and conditioning required to compete in MMA.

Then there are some schools again who advertise MMA but they only exist for the teacher to have a place for him to indulge his hobby. He may have had some limited amateur or even minor pro experience but for him is not really about producing quality MMA fighters. It is just about him being able to do what he wants to do.

There also are legitimate BJJ, Boxing or Kick Boxing schools that too will advertise the term MMA, but they are more focused solely on their sport and that is really all they know. A pure BJJ school of course will focus on the rules of that game, just as a pure boxing school will focus on the rules of their game. Training in these disciplines can produce skills in their specific areas but they also can leave significant holes in areas that the rules of these sports outlaw.

For example most Boxers have a terrible base because there are NO TAKEDOWNS allowed and most BJJ masters do not have experience for dealing with strikers in the right way because there are NO STRIKES allowed. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to figure this out and you can see these holes exploited often In the UFC, Bellator or any other MMA Competition.

The simple fact is that “every Martial Art is great as per the perception of the designer”. A Boxing coach teaches Boxing that has evolved within the rules of that sport, a wrestling coach the same and a BJJ teacher the same. Yet MMA is not boxing, not wrestling and not BJJ. So what makes it different and what is the best way for YOU TO ACTUALLY BECOME AN MMA FIGHTER WHO COULD REACH THE UFC.

The answer to this question has been the life’s work of Allen J. Sachetti the Chief Instructor of Dauntless MMA. He earned his 2nd Degree Black Belt in BJJ with certifications from Rickson Gracie, Royler Gracie and Luiz Palhares. He earned the rank of Mandala in the Filipino Art of Pekiti-Tirsia Dumpag. He trained avidly in Boxing, Muay Thai, Silat, Greco Roman & Free Style Wrestling and competed very successfully at the highest level of NHB (No Holds Barred) Fighting in the early years before the term MMA was ever used as well as competing in “Full Contact Submission Stick Fighting” matches.

All of this certainly helped Mr. Sachetti rise in Instinct, Skill Level and Conditioning to perform at a very high level, but much more than this it was his singular mindset to the sport of MMA that enabled him to develop perhaps a whole new martial art in the Dauntless MMA Curriculum.

The Dauntless MMA Curriculum is divided into 2 Courses of study. The MMA Total Strike  Course and MMA Clinch & Ground Course. As well Mr. Sachetti offers an intense BJJ Curriculum for both beginners and advancing students (BJJ Foundations & BJJ Precision). His rationale being here is that fighters who do not learn pure BJJ with the Gi on, come up with a much looser sloppier game, but fighters who train In BJJ with the Gi on along side of their MMA training develop much sounder, stronger skills. This is proven clearly by anyone (including this author) who has trained in BJJ with a Gi. Your performance is just so much better than those who trained in grappling without ever wearing a Gi.

For Striking Mr. Sachetti offers a course called “MMA Total Strike” where he has been able to create training methods that first develop in a fighter a tremendous base, a base good enough to stop even a world class wrestler. What I mean by this is that Mr. Sachetti’s fighters not only have a very sound base but they are also skilled in the reading and reacting to the wrestlers energy to implement what he calls “Anti-Wrestling” immediately to literally destroys all shoots and clinches at their source.

Once this Base is enabled, next he gives the fighter a very unique and superior movement called “Skimming” where strikers can execute all of the slipping, weaving, linear, lateral and angular movement they need to make their opponents miss and hit them back while they are still extended.

From there Mr. Sachetti builds within you a very strong Striking Mechanics for Punches, Kicks, Knees and Elbows. Speed, Timing, Power, Accuracy & Precision are the order of the day as your refine your Striking Skills to nothing less than excellent . Next his striking strategies go beyond Direct attacks into Indirect and Redirected attacks allowing his fighters to hit both offensively and counter offensively as needed. Soon your find yourself delivering combinations that manipulate your opponent to create opportunities for the Knock Out or to win with an overwhelming Volume of strikes.

The Dauntless MMA Clinch & Ground Course starts with “Clinchwork” enabling you with the ability to adhere to your opponents so tightly they have little chance for counter. Here Mr. Sachetti also teaches you how to dominate in your shoots and clinches by reading and flowing with  your opponent’s energy properly to execute very clean throws and takedowns. This however is only the beginning. From here Mr. Sachetti takes you into Compression Strikes, Anti-Wrestling, Standing Submissions and even Flying Submissions.

On the Ground Mr. Sachetti excels at both the Top and the Bottom game. For the Bottom he teaches you first his unique MMA Guard which is a seizing guard that aggressively attacks the opponent with adhesion, attrition, strikes and manipulations. Next he adds you an arsenal of submissions, reversals and come outs that are all based on the ENERGY that the opponent gives at that moment in time. He covers extensively too how to counter submissions and escape bad bottom positions by developing in you a truly advanced reading and reacting ability to apply energy correctly to escape bad positions sharply without taking damage.

For the Top Mr. Sachetti will teach you his patented “Guard Destruction”, of which I shit you not is quite aptly named. He has a completely different way of fighting within the Guard that literally DESTROYS all Guard and Half Guard games with a Skill that really has not been seen before. Then He will teach you how to pass the Guard to dominate from Cross Body Top, Mount Top, Turtle Top or by taking the Back.

So when you come to Dauntless MMA in Newark, Delaware you see immediately that this is NO WAY NEAR a commercial school. The curriculum and material that exists here was the product of an incredible soul searching journey to only produce what is best for the fighter. It is safe to say that Allen J. Sachetti is the best kept secret in MMA today and one day his fighters will certainly be winning BELTS in both the UFC and Bellator.

Check out below one of his recent fighters competing with UFC Ref Keith Peterson reffing the fight at the XCC in Phila. PA just last February, Beyond that you can see a long list of his fighters WINNING at numerous MMA events, even in Virginia where amateurs fight with full sanction rules at

If you are serious to one day become an MMA Fighter in the UFC I would highly recommend you get the unparalleled skills that Mr. Sachetti is giving at Dauntless MMA, 13 Prestbury Square Newark DE. 19713. He is also a very nice guy and easy to talk to, call him at 302-743-3115.

– Robert Danzie


Become An MMA Striker That Cannot Be Taken Down

MMA Striking is NOT like Boxing, Muay Thai, Kickboxing or any other Striking Sport because MMA allows all WRESTLING.
That being said if you go to a traditional Boxing, Muay Thai or other Kickboxing type of school to try and learn Striking that you can apply in MMA you are in fact doing yourself a great disservice AND I WILL TELL YOU WHY.
For MMA you first and foremost must have BASE and then a MOVEMENT that allows you to execute all of the liner, lateral, angular and circular motions WITHOUT coming out of Base.
If you go to a traditional Boxing, Muay Thai or Kickboxing program for MMA you will NOT get this, but to the contrary you will have a much more narrow and straighter legged stance ENGRAINED into you and you will revert to this every time you try to strike. It will become second nature for you to COME OUT OF BASE just before you strike.
So if your opponent slips, counters or takes your strike at the moment you strike HE WILL BE IN ON YOU in either a clinch or a shoot WITHOUT YOU HAVING BASE.
I have seen this time and time and time again in MMA and it is the downfall to many good strikers. In fact I just watched it last night with Holly Holm. She lost the Title for this very, very bad habit.
At Dauntless we have a course called MMA Total Strike which develops first the STRENGTH in your legs to stay in FULL BASE throughout the fight and be able to execute all the MOVEMENT you need to evade or attack your opponent. Linear, Lateral, Angular, Circular, Weaving In, Weaving Out, Slipping, Ducking and more are all developed. PLUS you learn how to strike with Speed, Timing, Power, Accuracy and Precision FROM THIS BASE.
Don’t let any Boxer tell you that this cannot be done, or that you cannot be as fast from this kind of base. OF COURSE YOU CAN, it is only that THEY DON’T KNOW IT and they don’t know how to teach it!! All of their life has been spent teaching boxing a certain way and they are not able to do it any other way.
MMA Total Strike is the creation of Allen J. Sachetti and IT WORKS!! You can deliver POWERFUL Direct and Indirect Striking Combinations while at the same time having quick, slick movement to slip, evade, move laterally or execute your own shoots and clinches.
You are able to do all this PLUS have an amazing base that can STOP EVEN A WORLD CLASS WRESTLER. Come see for yourself on Monday and Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM and you will hit will better Speed, Power and Precision as you execute fast, sharp movement from an indomitable base that is STRONG.