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.
5X Grapplers Quest - Light Feather Gold Medalist (White, Blue, Purple belt)
2012 Grapplers Quest - Absolute Division Silver Medalist (Purple belt)
2013 Boston Spring International Open - Adult Light Feather Division Silver Medalist (Purple belt)
2013 Boston Spring International Open - Absolute Division Bronze Medalist (Purple belt)
2013 New York Spring International Open - Adult Light Feather Bronze Medalist (Purple belt)
2015 New York Pride Jiu-Jitsu Championship Gold Medalist (Brown belt)
2015 New York Spring International Open - Silver Medalist (Brown belt)
2016 Chicago Grappling Games - Adult Light Weight Gold Medalist (Brown belt)
2017 New York Spring International Open – Light Feather Division Silver Medalist (Black belt)
2017 Grappling Industries - Light Feather Division Gold Medalist (Black belt)
2017 Grappling Games Chicago – Light Feather Division Gold Medalist (Black belt)
2017 Atlanta Summer International Open – Master 1 Light Feather Division Bronze Medalist (Black belt)
2017 Charlotte International Open – Master 2 Light Feather Gold Medalist; Absolute Division Bronze Medalist (Black belt)
2017 Fuji BJJ Tournament Columbus, Ohio Super Fight- Gold medalist (Black Belt)
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