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Dragan Djakonovic
Dragan Djakonovic

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Last Name: Cruz
City: Lutz
State: Florida
Country: United States
School: Marcio Cruz BJJ

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1. Submitted by Richard on Friday December 9, 2011 5:19 PM
On top of being a legend in sport BJJ. Marcio is an Amazing Instructor ! his attention to detail and his ability to past his knowledge of BJJ is unmatched !

2. Submitted by Steve on Sunday December 18, 2011 1:20 PM
The most knowledgeable instructor I have ever been associated with. He is not just a 6 times world champ, but he is the only absolute black belt in the entire state of Florida and an incredible teacher and mentor!

3. Submitted by Jeff on Sunday December 18, 2011 9:36 PM
Marcio is a totally on hands Master who not only has won 6 BJJ World Championships but is the most down to earth person I've encountered.His ability to teach and explain the BJJ technics is impeccable,I can see myself under his guidance indefinitely.

4. Submitted by Cara on Sunday December 18, 2011 10:21 PM
Marcio is an amazing instructor with a wide range of talents. He has the ability to relay his knowledge in a way that each individual student understands. He is great with kids,teens,and adults. My kids don't want to train with anyone else. Anyone who trains with Marcio will always be ahead of the curve!

5. Submitted by Brian on Monday August 27, 2012 2:42 PM
Professor Cruz Repersents the best in BJJ and Martial Arts both, as a School Owner and as a Teacher. He is a true champion both inside and out. He is an outstanding teacher and mentor.

6. Submitted by Jeff Parrilla on Monday August 27, 2012 11:21 PM
Marcio not only has won 6 BJJ World Championships He has the ability to relay his knowledge in a way that each individual student understands.His BJJ technics is impeccable I see myself under his guidance indefinitely. He is a true champion outstanding teacher and my friend and Mentor.I'm one of his original first 10 Adult students since he opened his School in Lutz,FL and I can't see myself with anyone else as my BJJ Professor only Marcio "Pe De Pano" Cruz.

7. Submitted by Sean McGillis on Saturday August 31, 2013 7:56 PM
Marcio is a humble guy in light of his many accomplishments. I look forward to every class.

8. Submitted by Craig on Saturday August 31, 2013 8:58 PM
Pe de Panos knowledge of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is on a whole different level! He is not only my Professor, but my friend and mentor.

9. Submitted by al on Saturday August 31, 2013 9:17 PM
A world class bjj competitor and instructor. Training with Professor Cruz, you learn techniques but more importantly, you learn the philosophy. A much better approach than typical bjj schools.

10. Submitted by Alicia on Saturday August 31, 2013 10:16 PM
Marcio Cruz has been an outstanding influence on my two children. They love his class and they love him. He is excellent with training children and adults.

11. Submitted by Sergi on Sunday September 1, 2013 12:13 PM
A world class competitor, a world class instructor and world class mentor. Professor Marcio has high expectations for his students technical abilities and effort on the mat and for his students ability to use jiu jitsu to positively enhance their lives off the mat.

12. Submitted by David quick on Sunday September 1, 2013 12:26 PM
Marcio has a style of instructing that allows you to grasp things not just mimic them. This type of instruction can only take place with a wealth of Jiu jitsu knowledge! Marcio is a world class competitor, instructor, and mentor. Consider yourself lucky if you are able to train with him, I earned my purple belt under professor Cruz, I hope to return as a brown belt and earn my Black belt under him.

13. Submitted by Cory on Monday September 2, 2013 10:43 AM
My now 5 year old son has been training with the "Great Marcio Cruz" for over a year. Within this time I have seen my son transform for the good both physically and mentally. 3 days a week my son is learning the techniques from a very accomplished instructor. Not only is he learning the techniques he is building confidence, becoming more secure, and is not afraid to say "No"! The MCBJJ family has played and will continue to play a huge role in my sons life. There is not a better group of people than here.

14. Submitted by Jeff Allred on Monday September 2, 2013 4:24 PM
Ive been training bjj in the Tampa area since 2002. Back then we only had one Black belt to choose from. It was a good school. But I never realized how many tiny details you get when learning from a world champion. Truly head and shoulders above any other BJJ instructors in the State

15. Submitted by Hector Medrano on Monday September 2, 2013 9:29 PM
Marcio and Ariana are the best bjj instructors!!! They have done wonders for my daughter. They work vey well with kids and adults. They are like family to us. Very good instruction and take the time to spend with their students!!!

16. Submitted by TonyQC on Tuesday September 3, 2013 3:34 PM
Marcio Cruz is the Best ! The instruction is excellent and head instructor is world class legend Marcio 'pe de pano' Cruz the ultimate Champion of all champions. Great friendly guy to learn from. Awesome instructor with top level experience. Believe it because I have made the commitment with my life and I am a very happy student now.

17. Submitted by JoelB on Wednesday September 4, 2013 10:50 AM
I travel a lot for work and have had the chance to train at many places. For me when I find world class instruction i know it and this is the place. Great place to learn and improve your skills. Marcio is world class when it comes to his instruction and willingness to share his experiences. Everyone is friendly and trains with the intention on better jiu jitsu every day.

18. Submitted by Paul on Thursday September 5, 2013 4:16 PM
Marcio is the best and his school are the best, no question. No matter what your goals are (self defense, improved health, social, etc.) this is the place to do it. The BJJ is the best in the world and no secrets are kept by the master. He passes all his knowledge along to help you improve and there is no difference between a white or a black belt when it comes to his mentoring. He is there for everyone.

19. Submitted by Maradona on Saturday September 7, 2013 10:04 AM
Professor Cruz is an exceptional instructor.You can tell by his instruction that he wants to pass on his love for BJJ. Professor Cruz always will take the time to show you the correct technique if you have any questions.I have nothing but high regards and admiration for his world class instruction!!!

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