Marcelo Lopes is a third degree black belt from Team Supreme under master Rafael Caldeiras. After immigrating to New Zealand in 2005 he set up schools in Blenheim,then in Nelson and finally in Hamilton.
Marcelo returned to Brazil for a short time due to family reasons, but in January 2014 he returned with his family and re settled in Blenheim. He has quickly re established thriving clubs in both Blenheim and Nelson. Marcelo is passionate about his sport, and his passion and open, friendly personality make for very enjoyable and challenging classes.
Through his many contacts in Brazil, some training camps with top ranked players/coaches will soon be available to all club members (stay tuned for this).
Both clubs have Facebook pages.