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313 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

| 04/21/2020

Owners: Fabio Lima

Martial Art: BJJ

How did you choose your school name?

The number 313 is the area code for Detroit.

How long have you been teaching?

8 years.

What is your student creed or mission statement?

Walking into a Jiu-Jitsu class can be very intimidating, to say the least. Here at 313 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, we like to keep our egos off the mat. We want to provide everyone with a clean, safe, and friendly environment to learn and train.

Who or what inspires you?

Marcelo Garcia

What is something special or unique about your school and/or students?

The gym and the students are very friendly and very clean.

What made you choose FUJI Mats for your facility?

The very high quality of its products.

What is the most rewarding part about working in the martial arts field?

To watch a very shy and timid student become confident and outgoing.

If you could give one piece of advice to other martial art school owners what would it be?

Lead by example. Be nice to everyone from a white belt to a black belt. Treat everyone with respect and you will have respectful and friendly students. Creating an awesome environment for everyone.


In the fall of 2015, Fabio Lima opened the first Brazilian jiu-jitsu Academy in Detroit city, when Fabio a long time BJJ practitioners took a leap, walking away from the renowned Marcelo Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy in New York City. Seeing a need for a Jiu-Jitsu academy in Downtown Detroit, Fabio opened the academy with the express permission of Marcelo Garcia himself. 313 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy is the only official Marcelo Garcia Jiu-Jitsu Academy Association in Michigan.



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