Meet the Instructor

313 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Program at The Michigan Center for Capoeira is a partnership with 313 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, supervised by the founder Fabio Lima in Detroit City. In 2015 Fabio Lima took a leap, walking away from the renowned Marcelo Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy in New York City, to open an academy in Downtown Detroit. With the express permission of Marcelo Garcia himself. 313 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the official Marcelo Garcia Detroit Association.

Our Instructor

Brian Fornasiero is the Head Instructor of 313 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Farmington Hills.  He began training BJJ in 2009 and received his Black belt under James Gray.  In 2019 Brian met and started training with Fabio Lima at 313 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Detroit.  Shortly after, Brian started running 313 BJJ's affiliate program in Farmington Hills under the guidance of Fabio. Brian teaches and competes under the Marcelo Garcia banner.

Main competitive accomplishments:

  • Buckeye State Grappling Championship Superfight Champion over Darren Branch (Royler Gracie Black Belt)

  • 2X NAGA Expert Champion

  • 3rd place Grapplers Quest Advanced Division

  • Fight 2 Win Pro superfight

  • Superfight competitor against (Wilson Reis, Bobby Moffett, David Garmo, Travis Magalit, Andre Garcia)

  • ADCC North American trials competitor

Supervised by:

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)

Programs Offered:

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

  • Kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • Adults Fundamentals 1

  • Adults Drilling

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