The Staff of PSABJJ
Marc started training in 2007 under Renzo Gracie black belt Gene Dunn, white-purple; trained under Marcelo Garcia purple-brown; received his black belt under Fabio Clemente & Leo Vieira and now trains under Fabio Clemente with team Checkmat NYC.
- Ranked number 1 master brown belt in 2017
- Pan Am champion
- 3x Pan Am No Gi champion
- Pan Am bronze medalist absolute
- 4 x Asian Open champion - 2x weight 2x absolute
- European No Gi champion
- European bronze medalist
- 3x New York Open champion, 2x silver medalist, bronze medalist
- BJJ Pro champion
- Boston Open champion
- NAGA Expert champion
- Masters worlds silver medalist
- Rome Open silver medalist
- Toronto Open bronze medalist
While in the processing phase of his NYPD application in 2007, Steven was struck by a car as a pedestrian suffering four herniated discs in his back. After being told he would never exercise again, he gained 70 pounds and stopped physical therapy. Luck would have it that a friend got him into a Jiu-Jitsu class, and after taking his first class he knew he found his place. Losing the excess weight Steven became a fixture in the school. He began instructing as a White Belt, unheard of in most schools, but that allowed him to hone his skills faster. Steven trains daily to get to the highest level, and is proud to hold the rank of Black Belt under Fabio Clemente. In order to be a well rounded coach Steven has also trained in Muay Thai kickboxing with a World Champion instructor for the past few years and currently takes private lessons in Western boxing with Olympic boxer and Coach, Carlos Motta.
Brian joined the school in 2011 after many years of being a spectator. Brian’s apprehension can be attributed to his misunderstanding of BJJ and separating that from other traditional martial arts. Brian found this environment the right mix of fun and structure. His natural athleticism aided his initial training, but it is his dedication and drive that caught the attention of both Owners, Adami and Crocilla. As a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu he is an integral member of the support and student life team.
John started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2014 with team PSABJJ. As a Park Slope native he wanted to get better fitness and an understanding of grappling. John soon became a fixture on the mat, training consistently and also competing. You will see John training typically six days a week and often helping out in any of our beginner classes.
Dante started with Professor Crocilla and Professor Adami when he was just 10 years old. Now, he is an assistant instructor for Little Grapplers and Junior Grapplers classes.
- No Gi World Champion
- No Gi Pan Am Champion
- European Bronze Medalist
- Asian Open Double Bronze
- Multiple Time IBJJF Champion