Daniel Lima was born on the 28th of December 1980, in Brasilia, Brazil. Growing up, he always had an interest in Martial Arts, especially the native martial arts of Brazil; Capoeira and Jiu Jitsu. At the age of 15, Daniel decided to focus all his energy into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Daniel soon made a name for himself as a strong competitor, winning competitions and titles all over the world in both Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts. These titles include winning the National title in Brazil, the North American Grappling Association title in the United States and the XFC mixed martial arts title in Australia. Daniel has also competed in Japan, New Zealand and the Philippines, and has been ranked number two in the world by the Shooto Association which is the oldest mixed martial arts association in the world. Some major titles he holds are, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu National Champion, North American Submission Wrestling Champion and X.F.C Australian Champion.
However it is Daniel‟s teaching ability that has truly grown his reputation. Together in Brazil, he and Marcio Bittencourt combined their teams to form Fight Club Jiu-Jitsu, which became one of the strongest teams in Bahia, Brazil. From there, Marcio continued to grow and strengthen the team in Brazil while Daniel took Fight Club Jiu-Jitsu around the world. He taught in the USA, New Zealand and then finally Australia in 2003. Daniel is now an Australian citizen and has expanded Fight Club Jiu-Jitsu into a diverse and fast growing organisation in various locations throughout his new home of Australia. Daniel has lead Fight Club Jiu-Jitsu to win many championships, including producing world champions of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and international level mixed martial arts fighters.
Professor Lima also has extensive qualifications in the Martial Arts and Sporting areas including Cert II Sport & Recreation, Cert III Sport & Recreation, Cert IV Sport & Recreation, Cert III Fitness, Cert IV Fitness, Cert IV Assessment in Workplace Training, Diploma in Sports Coaching and Advanced Diploma in Sports Recreation, Defensive Tactics Instructor, Dynamic Simulation Instructor, Spontaneous Knife Defence Instructor, Senior First Aid Certificate and Working with Children Blue Card.
Instructor Gavin Hain has competed regularly in BJJ, Submission Wrestling, Amateur MMA, Amateur Muay Thai, Hungarian Via Dol, Competition Karate, Point Sparring, Weapons Sparring, Kata and Weapons Kata.
He holds a Brown Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – a Black belt in Bun Bu Ichi Nihon (Japanese) Ju Jitsu – is a qualified instructor and Brown belt in Zen Bu Kan Kempo Karate and an Assistant Instructor, Teacher, Grey/Black Arm Band in Black Dragon Kai Muay Thai.
Professor Luke Meir brings over 15 years of martial arts experience to his classes. Luke grew up in New South Wales. A long-time student of Muay Thai and Grappling, he has fought in amateur MMA events and competed extensively in BJJ and Muay Thai. Luke holds a Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, He is also certified with his Blue card and is completing his degree in studying Physiotherapy through Griffith university.