Staff List

Fabio Lima
Fabio Lima was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1981. He came to New York City in 1993 and started Jiu Jitsu under Renzo Gracie in 2004. In 2009 He started training with Marcelo Garcia until 2015 when he moved to Detroit to start the first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gym in the City of Detroit and the only Marcelo Garcia Association in Michigan. Fabio is a Marcelo Garcia black belt and he has competed in many competitions on the national and International stage.
2012 Grapplers Quest Light Feather Champion
2012 Grapplers Quest Absolute Division Silver Medalist
2013 Boston Spring International Open Adult Light Feather Division Silver Medalist
2013 Boston Spring International Open Absolute Division Bronze Medalist
2013 New York Spring International Open adult Light Feather Bronze Medalist
Zander Heinen
Zander Heinen was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1981 and grew up in Grosse Pointe Park. He started wrestling at the age of 16. When Zander was 21 he began training Jiu Jitsu. He has trained under a number of different coaches including Mauricio Villardo, Vitor Ribeiro, Carlson Gracie, and since 2009 Marcelo Garcia. In 2014 Zander came back to Detroit in order to start the first Brazilian jiu jitsu gym in Detroit proper, with his friend and fellow Marcelo Garcia student, Fabio Lima. Zander has competed and medaled in many top competitions, most notably:
2009 NJ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation- Champion
2009 IBJJF Pan No Gi Jiu Jitsu Championship - Silver Medalist
2009 IBJJF Pan Jiu Jitsu Championship - Bronze Medalist
2007 Naga Expert Division Florida- Champion
2005 Naga US Nationals- Champion
2005 Naga US Nationals No Gi- Champion