Meet The Instructors

Brett Oteri

Brett Oteri is the Owner/ Head Instructor at The Lab. He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Andre “Dedeco” Almeida with over 10 years of experience in MMA including 20+ fights as a professional mixed martial artist and multiple Pan American IBJJF first place and top medal finishes. Most recently Brett took home the gold medal from the IBJJF Worlds within the brown belt masters division.

Brett’s passion for grappling and martial arts began with his high school wrestling career. He proudly shares his passion with wife Kristen and daughter Isabella who have begun their BJJ journey under his instruction.

Robert Tinker

Robert is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and a black belt in Kubudo, a grappling and striking Japanese martial art. His passion for martial arts began as a high school wrestler and has reunited himself with the sport over the past two years. He enjoys most active and combat sports and is currently training for the Navy with a goal of joining the Naval Special Forces. Robert is currently employed as the Aquatics Supervisor for Lifetime Athletics in Westwood, MA.