Joe Oppedisano

Westport native and Fairfield resident, Joe Oppedisano is excited to bring his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and wrestling expertise back to the community. Joe has spent over a decade submerged in the study, training and competition of BJJ. He has studied under the tutelage of the world’s most highly regarded teachers and his aptitude has become evident as he has triumphed at some of the most renown competitions: PAN-AMERICAN, NAGA, and BJJ World Championships. Joe is currently a Black Belt under Third Degree Black Belt Rafael "Formiga" Barbosa.

Joe is committed to increasing the prominence of Jiu-Jitsu in Fairfield. Combining his BJJ, wrestling and exercise expertise, Joe develops the most unique strength, technical and cardiovascular training sessions for all levels of participants. Joe has regiments to work with beginner level children, looking to build self-esteem and improve general physical fitness, as well as programs for the most advanced BJJ competitors and collegiate level wrestlers.



  • 2015 IBJJF BJJ Pro NY Gold Medalist
  • 2015 IBJJF Pan Am No Gi  Absolute Bronze Medalist
  • 2015 IBJJF NY Summer Open Silver Medalist
  • 2015 BJJ Tour CT Gold Medalist
  • 2015 IBJJF Boston Spring Open Gold Medalist
  • 2015 IBJJF Spring Open Silver Medalist


  • 2014 BJJ Tour CT Gold Medalist
  • 2014 IBJJF Boston Spring Open Bronze Medalist
  • 2013 IBJJF Pan Am No Gi Silver Medalist

Previous Awards

  • 2006-NAGA Jersey City, New Jersey (Gold Medalist)
  • 2006-NAGA Jersey City, New Jesey *No-Gi* (Gold Medalist)
  • 2006-Freestyle Wrestling (Bronze Medalist)
  • 2007-New York City Grappling (Gold Medalist)
  • 2007-NAGA Newark, New Jersey (Silver Medalist)
  • 2007-NAGA Rhode Island (Gold Medalist)
  • 2007-NAGA New England, Rhode Island (Gold Medalist)
  • 2008-NAGA Newark, New Jersey (Gold Medalist)
  • 2008-NAGA Newark, New Jersey (Gold Medalist)
  • 2008-PAN AMERICAN *No-Gi* Jiu-Jitsu Champion (Gold Medalist)
  • 2009-NAGA East Coast Grappling Championship (Gold Medalist)
  • 2009-PAN AMERICAN *No-Gi* Jiu-Jitsu Champion (Gold Medalist)
  • 2009-RENZO GRACIE Invitational (Bronze Medalist)
  • 2009-NAGA New England (Gold Medalist)
  • 2009-PRIDE Long Island, New York (Gold Medalist)
  • 2010-NAGA New England (Bronze Medalist)
  • 2010 GRAPPLERS QUEST UFC EXPO, Boston, MA (Silver Medalist)
  • 2010 PAN AMERICAN *No-Gi* (Bronze Medalist)
  • 2010 NAGA Wildwood, New Jersey (Gold Medalist)
  • 2011 IBJJF NEW YORK OPEN (Silver Medalist)
  • 2011 IBJJF BOSTON OPEN, (Silver Medalist)
  • 2011 NAGA Wildwood, New Jersey (Gold Medalist)
  • 2012 GRAPPLERS QUEST New Jersey (Silver Medalist)
  • 2012 NAGA Wildwood, New Jersey (Gold Medalist)