Instructors

Coach Eric Marentette - Brown Belt

Eric Marentette 

Eric stared his journey in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in 2005 and currently holds the rank of Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

Eric received his blue belt (2008) and purple belt (2011) from the late Dean Hersche, the only Canadian-born Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Saulo and Alexandre (Xande) Ribeiro.  In December of 2012, Eric was promoted to Brown Belt by Saulo Ribeiro.  On November 22nd, 2014, Eric was awarded his black belt by Chris Blanke. 

Eric has had the opportunity to train with such Brazilian Jiu Jitsu legends as Royler Gracie, Saulo Ribeiro and Xande Ribeiro.

Eric Marentette is committed to the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and continues his training with the Detroit Jiu Jitsu Syndicate, under the instruction and leadership of fellow associate school instructors Chris Blanke, Danny Agemy and John Walus. With the support of these instructors we can assure you that you will receive world class technique and martial arts experience.

White Belt

  • 2008 | Michigan Jiu Jitsu Challenge - Gold Medalist

Blue Belt

  • 2009 | NAGA (Columbus , OH) - Silver Medalist
  • 2009 | Toronto Jiu Jitsu Classic - Bronze Medalist
  • 2009 | RJJA Annual Tournament - Bronze Medalist
  • 2009 | Joslin’s Canadian Open - Silver Medalist

Purple Belt

  • 2011 | RJJA Midwest In-House (Detroit) - Silver Medalist.
  • 2012 | Toledo Open - Bronze (weight) and Silver (Absolute)
  • 2012 | In-House RJJA (Toledo) - Silver Medalist
  • 2012 | Grappler's Quest (Toronto) - Gold Medalist
  • 2012 | Detroit Open - Gold Medalist (weight) & Gold Medalist (Absolute)

Brown Belt

  • 2013 | In-House RJJA (Toledo) - Silver Medalist
  • 2014 | IBJJF Pan Championship - Bronze Medalist
  • 2014 | IBJJF Master's World Championship - Bronze Medalist

Black Belt

  • 2020 | IBJJF New Orleans Open - Gold Medalist
  • 2022 | Ontario Open - GI - Gold Medalist (Weight) & Gold Medalist (Absolute)
  • 2022 | Ontario Open - No Gi - Gold Medalist (Weight) and Bronze Medalist (Absolute)
  • 2022 | London Open - GI - Gold Medalist (Weight) & Gold Medalist (Absolute)
  • 2022 | IBJJF World Championship- NO GI - Silver Medalist 
     

Mark Curran

Coach Mark Curran

Mark started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in January of 2008. He also has training experience in Sport Jiu Jitsu (1998-2000) and Karate (2005-2007).

In October of 2009, Mark received his blue belt under the watchful eye of the late Dean Hersche.  On July 5th, 2013, Mark was promoted to purple belt by Eric Marentette with Chris Blanke present. Eric awarded Mark his brown belt on January 17th, 2017. Most Recently, Mark was awarded his black belt in March 2022 by Professor Eric Marentette. 

Mark has successfully competed in several Jiu-Jitsu tournaments across both Canada and the United States.

Over the years, he has had the opportunity to train with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu greats such as Steve Maxwell, Xande Ribeiro, Saulo Ribeiro, and Royler Gracie.

Mark teaches the Adult Fundamental class every Monday at Tecumseh Jiu Jitsu.

White Belt

  • 2009 | Windsor Shogun IMMA Tournament – Gold Medalist (Weight & Absolute).
  • 2009 | Bravado Open - Silver Medalist
  • 2009 | RJJA Annual Tournament - Bronze Medalist

Blue Belt

  • 2009 | Joslin’s Canadian Open – Bronze Medalist 
  • 2012 | Michigan Open - Silver Medalist 

Purple Belt

  • 2013 | Toledo Open – Gold (Weight) & Silver Medalist (Absolute)
     

Brooke Tofflemire

Coach Brooke Tofflemire

Brooke began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in September 2010 and is a dedicated student to Tecumseh Jiu Jitsu. She currently holds the rank of Brown Belt; promoted by Professor Eric Marentette in September 2022. Brooke teaches our Adult Fundamental Class every Friday. Brooke is always willing to help others learn and shares a deep passion for the art of Jiu Jitsu.

Brooke’s teaching style focuses upon the fundamental techniques needed for having a solid, well rounded Jiu Jitsu game. She will ensure your basics are strong enough to allow your progression into a more advanced style; Making sure that you are taught exactly what you need to learn and progress.

Brooke is an avid competitor and has successfully competed in several Jiu-Jitsu tournaments across both Canada and the United States.
 

Purple Belt

  • 2019 | Michigan Open - GI - Gold Medalist
  • 2021 | GTA Classic - GI – Bronze Medalist (Weight) & Silver Medalist (Absolute)
  • 2021 | Abu Dhabi Canada National Pro - GI - Silver Medalist
  • 2022 | IBJJF Indianapolis Open - GI - Silver Medalist
  • 2022 | IBJJF Indianapolis Open - NO GI - Bronze Medalist
  • 2022 | IBJJF Pan American Championship - GI - Bronze Medalist
  • 2022 | Ontario Open International Championship - GI – Gold Medalist (Weight) & Bronze Medalist (Absolute)
  • 2022 | Ontario Open International Championship – NO GI – Silver Medalist (weight) & Silver Medalist (Absolute)
  • 2022 | IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Con International - GI - Silver Medalist (Weight) & Bronze Medalist (Absolute)
  • 2022 | IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Con International - NO GI - Silver Medalist (Weight) & Silver Medalist (Absolute)

Brown Belt

  • 2022 | AJP Tour Chicago International Pro – GI – Brown/Black - Silver Medalist
  • 2022 | AJP Tour Chicago International Pro – NOGI – Brown/Black- Gold Medalist
  • 2022 | All Submission Grappling – NOGI – Brown/Black – Silver Medalist (Weight) & Silver Medalist (Absolute)