David Harvey Dean

Black belt instructor

David Harvey Dean - 1st degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Bryant Pangelinan.

David was born in Oakley where he attended Liberty High School. David excelled at water polo and captained the water polo and swim teams in both his junior and senior years. David was introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu through his best friend, Kyle Cometta. Twelve years after his front lawn introduction, David is currently a black belt under Ricardo Barros and spent time training with Milton Bastos while completing his Degree at Cal State Channel Islands. As owner of Big Break Jiu Jitsu, David is cultivating a strong competition team as well as giving back to his community through his love of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, hoping to inspire his students both on and off the mat

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.



(925) 398-3201


5351 Neroly Rd #C Oakley Ca 94561