4x Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion
Dominyka Obelenyte is a 4x Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion, 10x Overall BJJ World Champion, a graduate of Columbia University, and BJJ coach. Dom received her Black belt from Marcelo Garcia at the age of 19 and was the first European to double gold at the World Championships in 2015.
Dominyka Obelenyte is a 4x Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion, 10x Overall BJJ World Champion, graduate of Columbia University, practicing visual artist, and BJJ coach. Dom started her BJJ journey at the age of 9 and was one of the youngest individuals in BJJ history to receive her Black belt from Marcelo Garcia at the age of 19. Dom then went on to be one of the youngest rookie black belts and the first European to ever double gold at the World Championships in 2015. She repeated this feat in 2016 to become a consecutive double gold World Champion.
In 2020 Dominyka graduated from Columbia University with a B.A. in Sociology and Visual Arts. Prior to that, she was hired as the Head Instructor of Hinds Combat Sports in Long Island City, New York, where she actively taught Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to a student base of 50+ individuals for a period of four years. Dominyka was the first female Head Instructor to coach Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in New York City at the time.
In 2021, Dominyka moved to Sacramento, California, where she now resides. She is set to become a Head Instructor at Urijah Faber's Ultimate Fitness, home to Team Alpha Male and Team Alpha BJJ in East Sacramento.
Dom is always seeking self-development and new challenges: she enjoys helping individuals within and outside of the BJJ community work on optimizing their training-life balance and personal growth. She has a dedicated series of lectures on Competition & Emotion available on the BJJ Mental Models podcast and linked above.
Dominyka put so much thought into her answer, and I really appreciate all the help she's given me!
Dom answered my question and gave me some awesome tips on how to set up the Balloon sweep from DLR. Thank you!
I'm trying to balance school work with BJJ. Dom reviewed my schedule and helped me set my BJJ goals. I feel very motivated after a story she shared with me about how she was able to stayed focused 🙏