About Us

Founders Michael Zenga and Bernardo Faria

BJJ Fanatics was started by a pair of black belts who know that nothing is more important for a fellow fanatic than their time on the mat. Their aim was to create a shop for BJJ Students who don’t look at BJJ as a sport – but a lifestyle.

Bernardo Faria grew up in Juiz de Fora, Brazil and through a studious nature and maniacal work ethic rose to the top of the BJJ world - becoming a 5X black belt world champion.

Michael Zenga grew up in the suburbs of Boston and fell in love with the fight game early in life. He has boxed competitively and has achieved Black Belts in both Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

He and Bernardo met through one of Bernardo's seminars and quickly became friends. They realized they'd make a perfect team so they joined forces with BJJ Fanatics and haven't looked back - now bringing to you instructional DVDs from the biggest names in the sport.

Our aim is to give customers the best selection of merchandise at great prices with zero hassle.  If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, just return it for a refund no questions asked.  For digital videos, once you have downloaded the video the return policy is no longer valid.

If you refund a digital video that you haven't downloaded yet, once the refund is processed you will no longer have access to watch the video on our site. Customers should buy knowing that they will always be 100% satisfied with purchase from us. Period. 

Bernardo & Mike

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