Welcome to Montanha Jiu Jitsu

About Us

The Montanha Jiu Jitsu Academy teaches Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at the beginner, advanced and competitive levels in a family-friendly environment. Three types of Adult Classes are offered (Core Fundamentals of Jiu Jitsu, Advanced Jiu Jitsu, and Competition-Level Jiu Jitsu). Three types of Children’s Classes are also offered (Beginning Kids, Advanced Kids and Jiu Jitsu for Teenagers).

Our goal is to improve the life of every student by using Jiu Jitsu as a form of self-discovery and reflection.


The academy is located at 6600 SW 62 Avenue, Miami, FL 33143, in the heart of South Miami. We are conveniently located off of US1, near South Miami Hospital, Dadeland, Coral Gables, The Falls, and University of Miami. Free parking, free Wi-Fi and a shower is also available.

daniel-small-picDaniel Nycz De Lima (Head Instructor)

Our school is owned and headed by Professor Daniel Nycz De Lima (aka Montanha), a 3rd degree black belt. Daniel was awarded his black belt by Master Carlos Gracie Jr.

Professor Daniel has spent his life training with the Gracies and most of the world’s top Jiu Jitsu fighters, legends and teachers. His lifelong commitment to Jiu Jitsu has gained him a vast knowledge and understanding of how to teach the discipline of Jiu Jitsu to the novice, the competitor, and all people in between.

Click here to read Daniel’s biography.

ralph-small-picRalph Codinach (Assistant Instructor)

Ralph began his Jiu Jitsu training in 2006 under Professor Daniel. His dedication, commitment and high skill level earned him his black belt from Professor Daniel in 2013. A licensed chiropractor, Dr. Ralph assists Professor Daniel in teaching the curriculum.

Ralph teaches on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 7:00PM, and on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:00AM.

To find out more about Codinach Chiropractic and Wellnessclick here.

Our Facility

IMG_7041The Main Training Area is large and padded with competition-quality Zebra Mats. The second training room uses comfortable padded mats. All mats are cleaned and disinfected daily. Free parking, free Wi-Fi and a shower is also available.

Click here to find out more.