Sussex County’s 1st And Only BJJ Black Belt


Bodio Black Belt

Shawn Bodio, Head Coach and Owner of Rip Tide Martial Arts received his promotion to Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu on Monday January 25, 2016. It was awarded to him by his Coach in Philadelphia, John J. DiSimone III under the watchful eye of 7X World Champion Xande Ribeiro.

Coach Shawn has been practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for 10 years which is the average amount of time for people to train before earning their Black Belt. During those 10 years, Coach Shawn has won two NAGA World Titles, a Grapplers Quest World Series Champion and is an American National Champion. In addition to his own successes he has also coached his students to numerous victories and championships most notably with Harry Metcalfe who won Gold at the prestigious 2015 Pan Am Championships and the London Open.

This promotion makes Coach Shawn the first and only practicing and teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt in Sussex County, Delaware.

To learn more about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and its Self-Defense system and get in great shape while having fun in a friendly family atmosphere call now 302-727-1712. Competition is not required. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is for both men and women of all ages. Call now to learn more and try it for 30 Days Free!!!

Rip Tide Martial Arts is located at 33222 East Chesapeake St., Lewes, DE inside the Villages of Five Points where we also teach Kickboxing and Mixed Martial Arts.