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About Blue Wave Jiu-Jitsu

The Blue Wave History

Blue Wave Jiu-Jitsu was founded in Nashua, New Hampshire, in 2021 by a husband and wife with the goal of creating a family-like atmosphere where individuals can learn and improve their Jiu-Jitsu while also achieving any and all fitness goals.

BJJ provides a full-body workout and teaches you to defend yourself against opponents bigger than you.

Jimmy and Dasha are also both avid competitors and are always striving to relay the most modern of techniques to their students, creating an extremely passionate driven learning environment for their students.

About Jimmy Quinlan

Inducted into three separate Hall of Fames for Wrestling, including the New England College Wrestling Hall of Fame.

  • All-time wins leader for Bridgewater State University
  • All-time pins leader for BSU
  • 4x All-Conference 2008 Champion NCAA National Tournament Qualifier
  • Ranked top 10 in the country throughout Collegiate Wrestling career
  • Coached undefeated State Championship team (high school)
  • Coached Collegiate All-American


  • TUF 17 veteran
  • UFC Veteran
  • Coached athletes for over 15 UFC fights throughout the US, UK, and Germany

Jimmy has competed against big names of the sport such as Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida, Bruno Bastos, Gustavo Batista, Adam Wardzinsky, Garry Tonnon, Benueil Daruish, Ricardo Abreu, Roberto “Tussa” Alencar.

  • 8x IBJJF Major Tournament Adult Medalist
  • No-Gi Adult World Champion 2nd Open class
  • Pan BJJ Adult Champion
  • 2x No-Gi Pan Adult Champion
  • World Master Medalist

About Dasha Quinlan


  • Amateur MMA Record 1-1

Blue Waves’ female instructor Dasha Quinlan, is currently a brown belt under Jimmy Quinlan and has been training BJJ for over 8 years.

  • No Gi Worlds Silver Medalist (Blue Belt)
  • New Haven Open 2022 Bronze Medalist ( Purple Belt)
  • Atlanta Open 2022 Bronze Medalist (Purple Belt)
  • 3x Silver Medalist at IBJJF Boston Open (Blue Belt)

The Blue Wave BJJ Approach

Philosophy – having over two decades of experience in the sport, our instructors will introduce you to the principles of Jiu-Jitsu, the techniques, and what it means to be a Martial Artist.  

Study – we encourage students to educate themselves on all levels of BJJ. By having an understanding of and ability to apply the Martial Art, students will also develop their self-defense capabilities. 

Competition – the academy encourages students to immerse themselves in a competitive environment to allow them to push their limits and boundaries. With competing, students develop a variety of skills that help them in their Jiu-Jitsu journey, such as, resilience, tenacity, and a NEVER QUIT attitude.