Daniel Stapinski, commonly referred to as “Sage” by students in both youth and adult programs, is one of Stout PGH’s youth instructors as well as teaching several adult level classes.

He started jiu jitsu as a fresh high school graduate at the original Butler St. location back in 2010. He has been a consistent presence at Stout PGH and one of few staff WITHOUT a prior athletic background. He is an active competitor mostly on the local scene. He is the head intructor for the older kids jiu jitsu classes.

Dan is currently a Brown Belt under Warren Stout.