All instructors must spend years pursuing their education, training, and competition before they are deemed ready to instruct other students. Our instructors provide the highest level of instruction and respect for the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We offer our students world class instruction with over 30 years combined experience.

Michael Fontes

Michael is a 2nd degree BJJ Black Belt under Master Jean Kleber. Born in Brazil, Michael has been training with Master Jean since 1996 and the two have been friends since childhood. Michael has been teaching BJJ since 2001 and brings a wealth of experience to his students. 

A consummate professional, Michael has also enjoyed world-class tournament success since his early days of training with many victories both in Brazil and the U.S. Michael is the lead instructor at Kimura BJJ in South Boston. 

Andrea Muccini

Andrea is a Purple Belt under Master Jean Kleber. Andrea has been training with Master Jean for over 7 years and is passionate about the curriculum and its importance as both an excellent means of fitness in addition to its efficiency for self defense applications. Andrea is the founder and owner of Ultimate Self Defense and Performance Center, Inc. In the last 15 years Andrea has shown her commitment to promoting healthy lifestyles through the martial arts as she has almost single handedly run and operated South Boston's oldest community dojo. In addition to her purple belt she is CSCS certified, a licensed physical therapist, and a 2nd degree black belt in both Kenpo Karate and Judo.