No Father Was Ever More Honored

This blog has primarily been used to expand on the practices and performances of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts but today I have to speak about my sons.

There are many parents who can sometimes seem to endlessly praise their children with grandiose claims that in fact exceed the reality of their child’s performance. I have certainly seen examples of baseless praise for mere participation from overacting mothers who were doing their best to convince you of their child’s magnificence.

That being said anyone who knows me certainly could not ever accuse me of that behavior with either of my sons. I was always determined in my life that if ever I was to praise my children that would be merited and not done just to try and make them feel good.

To this point I can honestly say that “No Father Could Ever Be More Honored By His Sons”. First I must say that my eldest son Joshua has embarked on a Professional MMA Career and to so he has avoided many of the so called traditional trappings of young persons today to FOCUS on his training. He begins each day with a flesh burning, grueling Strength & Conditioning Work Out that remains constant for 3 HOURS. He does this 4 days a week and then Trains at Team Dauntless with me in MMA Stand Up, Clinchwork and Ground. After which he works his duties at Dauntless with an amazing attitude of SERVICE for all of our clients.

Josh Sitting For Armlock

Each week this summer I have seen him apply himself to this regiment and each Friday I have seen him collapse from utter exhaustion to take a serious day off to rest and recoup. Yet this last Friday on top of all this I also saw him come to Marcelo Garcia’s BJJ Academy in NYC with me.

Now to know what this means you have to understand that Marcelo Garcia’s BJJ Academy is perhaps one of if not the TOP BJJ Training Center of our time. The concentration of Skill Level, technical excellence and gut wrenching conditioning is not something I have seen any where else.

So we entered last Friday and my son proceeded to do the first 2 classes of the Morning and the Afternoon. His competition was excellent to say the least yet he performed well. Then he got the privilege to roll with Marcelo himself for 6 minutes, which by the way they have to really invent a new belt for Marcelo Garcia he is a whole other level.


After these 2 classes my son was exhausted (I know I was) and spent beyond any prior experience. Yet after a quick lunch he decided to return for the EVENING CLASSES for which he did 3 back to back classes. I noticed not only Joshua’s cardio improve but also his sensitivity and application of energy. He was more precise, more patient and all around more excellent in the execution of his moves. He rolled with opponent after opponent after opponent without any hesitation or break and he did on PURE DRIVE & RESOLVE. What a man my son had become.

At the end of the night I asked him how he felt and he replied “Dad you have to love this so much you hate it”. Something we heard from Nate Diaz.

Now let me tell you about my son Caleb. He is only 13 and the most diligent student. He has taken on a larger academic load in school doing all AP courses as well as being invited to the Math League now 4 years in a row. He works hard in school but he too has chosen to work hard and WELL at his BJJ.


Every Tuesday and Thursday he is there at only 80lbs doing the ADULT CLASS. He is really focused on his moves trying to make each step completely correct. Patience and Precision are his best friends when he rolls. He is not over aggressive but much more methodical, all though I have seen him break bad when he has to.


His heart and toughness are amazing but there in fact surpassed by his focus and application of energy in his technique. He really wants this and he wants to do it right. I have been watching him wrestle now for quite some time and he wants to work hard so one day he too can come to Marcelo Garcia’s Academy with his Dad and Brother.

We are also very blessed to have as my main sponsor of Dauntless Professor Luiz Palhares and his son Pedro Palhares. Luiz lives farther away in Florida but we still have him and his son come in as often as we can.

When I roll with Luiz immediately I realize the depth of his energy. He reads everything that I am doing to apply his own energy back exactly as it should be. Plus Luiz has always continued to teach me the unique BJJ material of my first teacher Rickson Gracie. Rickson has been and always will be a big part of my BJJ life.

Merciful Heavenly Father In The Name Of Thy Son Jesus Christ THANK YOU for the amazing wife and sons that you have given and the teachers you have sent my way to enable me my skill level in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Amen

Now You Can Learn Brazilian Jiu-JItsu At 1:00pm Off Rt. 4 Across From Vince’s Sports Center In Newark Delaware

Delaware’s ONLY 2nd Degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Certfied By Rickson Gracie, Royler Gracie and Luiz Palhares Sensei Allen J. Sachetti is now offering afternoon classes for BJJ at 1:00 PM in Newark Delaware at the Dauntless BJJ Academy right off Rt. 4 across from Vince’s Sports Center.

Dauntless BJJ at 13 Prestbury Square, Newark DE. 19713 has two World Class BJJ Black Belts in Sensei Allen J. Sachetti (Second Degree BJJ Black Belt) and Sensei Maribeth Sachetti (1st Degree BJJ Black Belt) as well as an active, undefeated MMA Fighter in Josh Sachetti.


The Sachetti’s take their time in teaching you BJJ, making sure that your Foundations first are EXCELLENT. Too many people skip over the fundamentals when trying to do BJJ and they leave holes or gaps in their game that can be easily capitalized on by an opponent.

BJJ is intricate and there is a lot more to the positions and moves than what you think you see. It is “TACTILE” and something you cannot learn without FEELING it. The Sachettis are excellent at this as they teach you not only the moves but how to properly “apply the energy” within in the moves. This makes their basics ADVANCED!!

Once you get the Foundational Skills down Sensei Allen J, Sachetti then takes you into the more Advanced BJJ material. He is a literal RESEVOIR of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Technique and Mastery. His Skill Level goes far beyond that of most practicionors as he can literally tell you what is going to happen before it happens. Not just when you roll with him, but his sensitivity is so keen he can also do it visually as he watches you with another person. It’s like he can actually feel what you are feeling before you even feel it. His heightened Sensitivity certainly makes a big difference in your lessons.


As for learning the moves all of the Sachetti’s are very keen on your developing an absolute Precision to your Technique. They skip no steps as they make sure you get each part of the move or “movement” along the way until you execution is flawless.

So if you want to develop a truly amazing BJJ Skill Level and Fight Capable Conditioning come to Dauntless Martial Arts Monday and Wednesday Afternoons at 1:00 PM to learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from the best instructor in Delaware. Sensei’s Allen J. Sachetti & Maribeth Sachetti will take you deeper, quicker and make YOU BETTER than any other teacher in Delaware.

Judge for yourself, I believe you can call them and try a FREE class at 302-743-3115.

Sensitivity – Technique – Reaction Time

Group April 1

Also you can see their BJJ Site at and school map at

Night Time BJJ Classes are Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00 PM

Afternoon BJJ Classes are Monday and Wednesday at 1:00 PM

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Sensei Allen J. Sachetti is certified by Rickson Gracie

Sensei Allen J. Sachetti is certified by Both Rickson Gracie and Royler Gracie. As well as Professor Luiz Palhares

Second Degree BJJ Black Belt Allen J. Sachetti began training with Rickson Gracie in 1994 to 2002. He earned his Blue Belt and Purple Belt from Rickson. From 2002 to 2005 Mr. Sachetti trained directly with Royler Gracie hosting him several times for seminars at his school Dauntless Martial Arts in Newark, Delaware. To date Mr. Sachetti is the only 2nd Degree BJJ Black Belt who is certified by both Rickson Gracie and Royler Gracie.

In 2005 Sensei Allen J. Sachetti begain Training with one of Rickson Gracie’s most Senior Instructors “Professor Luiz Palhares”. Sensei Sachetti earned his Brown Belt from Professor Palhares in 2005 and then went to Brazil in 2006 for extended BJJ training with Professor Palhares. In 2007 Sensei Sachetti earned his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

In addition Sensei Sachetti hosted Professor Renato Migliaccio on numerious occasions from 2005 to 2011. Renato a Mundal / World BJJ Champion under Ryan Gracie of Gracie Barra stayed with the Sachettis as a young Competitive Black Belt providing excellent training and rolling opportunities for them.

In January 2010 Luiz Palhares promoted Sensei Sachetti to his First Degree Black Belt in BJJ and his wife Mrs Maribeth Sachetti to her Black Belt becoming the first Filipina woman ever to earn a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Continuing on under Professor Palhares’s instruction in June of 2013 Allen Sachetti was promoted to 2nd Degree Black Belt and Maribeth Sachetti was promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt.

Today the Sachetti’s continue to run Dauntless BJJ and Dauntless MMA with their sons Josh and Caleb Sachetti at 13 Prestbury Square, Newark DE 19713. They continue to host and train under Professor Luiz Palhares and his son Pedro Palhares.

In addition Allen and Josh Sachetti have had the honor to train with the legendary Marcello Garcia at his Academy in New York City. Training with Marcello at his school as well as being a member of his online Academy continues to enhance the quality of BJJ that is offered by Dauntless in Newark Delaware.

For more information on Dauntless BJJ in Newark Delaware call 302-743-3115 or go to

Dauntless offers Afternoon (1PM) and Evening Classes for Adults (7pm) and Kids (6pm) in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with a Foundational BJJ Beginners Course for those who need to go from White To Blue and a more Advanced BJJ Precision Course for those striving to go from Blue To Purple To Brown and earn their Black Belts in BJJ.

Team Dauntless competes actively in BJJ, Submission Grappling and MMA Competitions.