Founder Big Brother’s Affiliation North America
Master Dalla has dedicated his life to teaching martial arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In 2002, at the request of his well-known Black Belt student Lloyd Irvin, Master Dalla moved from Brazil and began teaching in the greater Washington, D.C. area. He teaches personally at his schools in Ballston and Woodbridge, VA every night and also instructs on a periodic basis at schools throughout Northern Virginia that are part of the BIG BROTHERS network run by a number of Master Dalla’s black belts.
Scott first stepped on the mat in 1988 at the UCONN Judo club under the tutelage of Dr Andrew Yiannakis. After several years of training he was awarded his first black belt. His passion for judo brought him to Japan where he continued his training for an additional two years. Upon returning home he moved to DC where he was introduced to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and started training under the world famous Leo Dalla. In 2013 he was awarded his second black belt, this time in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Coach Ron Hicks was awarded the rank of Brown Belt in October of 2014. He has been a student and competitor of BJJ since 2004. Over the past several years, he has become a well-known BJJ student in the region. He takes pride in visiting neighboring gyms and sparring with some of the best BJJ practitioners in the area. He also holds multiple medals from local, regional and international competition. Despite his size and experience, Ron can be seen gently sparring with our new students and children alike earning him the nick-name “Lovable Panda”.
Coach Robbi Cecil was awarded the rank of Purple Belt under Dave “Fluffy” Reeves and the Big Brothers Team under Leonardo “Dalla” Costa in 2015. Over the last several years, he has become a fierce BJJ competitor. He holds multiple medals from local and regional tournaments. Coach Cecil is a dedicated student and instructor. His passion for teaching is contagious: he keep students engaged, intrigued and motivated to learn more. We are delighted to have Robbi as one of our instructors here at Centreville BJJ. He is a successful competitor, science teacher, coach, husband and father!
People About Us
Scott is a great guy and awesome instructor! If you are in the area, give it a try:)
Scott Salb is a great teacher and an even better person! I’m very excited to be able to learn under him at Centreville Brazilian Jiu-jitsu! Highly recommended!
No better person to train under than Scott. He is a great instructor and even better human being.
Love to learn new things from Scott!
Always willing to show new things and take time to explain when I have questions.
Scott Salb is superb instructor. I’ve had the pleasure of traveling and training with him for many years!
Scott Salb is an amazing guy and showed me a lot when I got to train with him. His present and future students are lucky to have a guy like him!
Scott is like family to my husband and I. He is extremely talented, and a wonderful teacher who is going to make an amazing coach. I cannot wait to see how many lives he changes within his school.❤
Brazilian jiu-jitsu are top notch as he is a black belt in both disciplines. On top of that he is a school teacher and so he knows not only how to teach but also what it takes to teach too.
Professor Scott Salb is an amazing instructor he has helped me a lot with my growth not only as someone who practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, but as a human. Extremely grateful for everything Scott has done I cannot recommend this place anymore.