Professor Marcio Cruz is a six-time Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion, five-time BJJ Jiu-Jitsu National Champion and eight-time BJJ Pan-Am Champion. With unquestionable credentials, Marcio is a third degree black belt and has traveled around the world conducting seminars and for over 15 years he has been teaching the "gentle art". In 2003 Marcio was also Abu Dhabi Champion, proving that his talent goes beyond the jiu-jitsu championships. Since then, he has also been a UFC fighter and has defeated World Champion Frank Mir and others. Marcio is the current Heavyweight Champion of Art Of Fighting and is actively competing in many jiu-jitsu, submission and MMA championships worldwide.