Fabricio Medici was born on August 13, 1982, in São Paulo – Brazil.
At a young age, Prof. Fabricio was introduced to Judo and Karate, which he practiced for a few years.
At the age of 16 in March 1999, Prof. Fabricio was introduced to Jiu-jitsu, at the Lotus Club Academy, in São Paulo, Brazil
In 1999, only three months after he started training BJJ, Prof. Fabrício began competing in numerous tournaments all around Brazil. He started traveling to the US in 2006 to compete as well.
In 2008, after placing 3rd at the IBJJF Pan American Championship and CBJJE Pan American as a brown belt, Prof. Fabricio was promoted to black belt by Prof. Givanildo Santana.
In 2008 Prof. Fabrício decided to leave Brazil and move to the US with his wife to consolidate his family. Father of 3 kids, his family is always at the academy waiting for you to train with them.
As a purple belt, Prof. Fabrício began assisting his professor in teaching classes daily. He has acquired great experience teaching over the years. That knowledge is now being passed along to his students.
Besides forming great competitors that have placed 1st in World Championships, PanAms, and many more tournaments, Prof. Fabrício’s number one goal is to help students better themselves through martial arts principles in a very safe and family-oriented environment.
Besides teaching, Prof. Fabrício had always been involved in the referee world. He started refereeing in Brazil as a purple belt and has not stopped since.
Nowadays he is considered one of the most renowned referees in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Grappling. Currently, Prof. Fabrício is one of the Head Referees for IBJJF, Head Referee for Kasai Grappling, and many other BJJ organizations.