DNS Grappling Concepts - Movement Preparation

 Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

 Grappling Concepts

Movement Preparation 

Due to the COVID19 Pandemic we are looking for alternative dates

October 3-4, 2020


UFC Performance Institute 

Las Vegas, Nevada

dr. Rintala

In this workshop we will explore and utilize DNS concepts and principles to design and workshop specific movement preparation sequences in order to enhance movement efficiency and prepare the grappling athlete for training. By applying DNS to the movement preparation of the grappling athlete we will be providing the knowledge and tools to help facilitate durability and longevity of these athletes at all levels of ability (beginner, advanced, competitor). 

This course will be a combination of:

  • Lecture 
  • Workshopping DNS Movement Preparation Sequencing 
  • BJJ & Judo Fundamentals - class and demonstration.

Prior DNS course work will be required to participate in this course (DNS A and/or DNS Exercise/Sport 1) 

This course will be highly interactive and consist of both BJJ and Judo class work (Gi and No Gi). It will optional for participants to participate in these classes. 




UFC Performance Institute 

6650 S Torrey Pines Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89118



Course Instructors: 


Michael Rintala, D.C. -

Michael Rintala, D.C. is in private practice in San Diego, California specializing in sports medicine and rehabilitation.

Dr. Rintala has been part of the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour Sports Medicine Team since 2005. He is also a treating doctor for the World Surf League (WSL) and wide variety of other organizations ranging from Dance to Action Sports. 

Dr. Rintala is an international instructor on Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) for the Prague School of Rehabilitation. He is a certified DNS Exercise Trainer and DNS Practitioner. Dr. Rintala is currently a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. 


Eitan Gelber, MA,  ATC,  CSCS, CMT, DNS-P

Eitan Gelber, an Israeli native, was a member of Stanford Sports Medicine Program with their varsity sports for 15 years and led the department of athletic training for 2 years. Since 2004 Eitan has worked with a variety of sports at Stanford, which included men's water polo, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's volleyball, men's tennis, and track and field. In his last 8 years at Stanford Eitan worked as the team athletic trainer of the wrestling team, which included prevention, treatment, management, monitoring and rehabilitation of the wrestlers injuries and performance.

In addition, Eitan has been part of the USA Judo Medical Committee and has been travelling internationally with the US team for the Olympic qualification tournament. Similarly, Eitan is a member of USA Wrestling medical support staff and he will be travelling to the Olympic Games in Tokyo with the Greco-Roman team. Currently, Eitan holds the position of Director of Assessment & Training in Apeiron Life, a concierge wellness start-up and a center of excellence for healthy aging.

In his younger years Eitan was a competitive judoka, a former member of the Israeli national team, a former member (performance director and a coach) of the San Jose State University judo team, and a member of the Israeli Olympic team for Sydney 2000. He is a 3rd degree black belt in judo and a blue belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu.


  • MA, Exercise Physiology and Motor Learning, San Jose State University (2004)
  • BS, Kinesiology, San Jose State University (2002)
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association Member in Good Standing


Jessica Ralph:

Jessica has been training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for the past 15 years. She is a Black Belt under Pedro Sauer and one of the primary instructors at Studio 540 teaching BJJ and Yoga for BJJ. Jessica’s communication skills and mastery of the BJJ movement fundamentals make her a perfect fit for this DNS Grappling Concepts - Movement Preparation workshop.

Course fee's and registration: 

Early Bird Pricing before September 1, 2020 - $520

After September 1, 2020 - $650

**In addition, there is a fee of 80 Euros (~$89 US dollars) for the Prague School. Follow the link below to take care of that fee:

DNS Course Payment:

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation more than 90 days before course = 90% refund.

Cancellation 30 to 90 days before course = 50% refund.

Cancellation less than 30 days before course = no refund.

Participants may transfer registration to another person at no additional charge.