David Harvey Dean

Black belt instructor

David Harvey Dean - David is a 2nd degree black belt under Bryant Pangelinan. He began training in 2004 after being introduced to the art by his best friend. Since then he has dedicated his life to training and competing in Jiu-jitsu. After establishing Big Break Bjj, his main goal has been to share his love and knowledge of Jiu-jitsu to his community where he grew up in Oakley. 


Samantha Dean


A Brown belt under David Dean, loved by students and faculty alike, Samantha has been teaching with knowledge, enthusiasm, and joy at our school for years. Highly experienced in the competition circuit  Samantha takes the time to break down the rules and game plan for our students that wish to join the competition circuit. We are so fortunate to be able to work with Samantha every day.