Began his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu training in 2007, Marc Adami fell in love with the idea of using technique over strength. He began instructing his peers and seniors alike at Blue Belt. Now a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Professor Marcelo Garcia, Marc Adami brings an extensive knowledge of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and judo to every class. Marc Adami facilitated seminars for schools, businesses, and even the Fort Hamilton Military Base. He has also trained in Muay Thai kickboxing with a World Champion instructor for the past few years in an effort to expand his understanding of Mixed Martial Arts. While he is a decorated competitor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Marc will define a class as; “an environment for all students, hobbyists, fitness enthusiasts, and hardcore practitioners to all work together without an ego or fear of injury.”
European No-gi Champion Brown Belt
IBJJF Boston Open Gi Champion Brown Belt
IBJJF New York Open Gi Champion Brown Belt
No-gi Pan-American Champion Brown Belt
While in the processing phase of his NYPD application in 2007, Steven Crocilla 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 would get him into the Jiu-Jitsu class. After taking his first class he knew he found his place. Losing the excess weight Steven Crocilla 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 Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Marcelo Garcia. 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.
Mr. Medici 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 Carter 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 became a fixture on the mat training consistently and also a fixture as a competitor. After seeing success as a white belt competitor, blue belt was the next logical step. You will see John training typically six days a week and often helping out in any of our beginner classes.