Meet The Instructors

Brett Oteri

Brett Oteri is the Owner/ Head Instructor at The Lab. He is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt 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.

Mike Urso

Mike Urso is a fitness expert with a decade of experience in conditioning the body and the mind in optimizing human performance. He’s a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu blue belt with a passion for pushing the limits of human potential. In 2018, Mike competed twice taking home Gold and Silver medals, respectively. He’s used that competition experience and the will to excel at everything he does, to leave an imprint on the minds of the young athletes he coaches, through an example of discipline, tenacity and respect for self and others.


Mike’s passion for competition started at a very early age where he played baseball, basketball and soccer through his youth all the way through early adult life. He imparts the virtues of sport and competition onto his two daughters, Jordan and Madelyn, and teaches them the same qualities it takes to live a life of respect and discipline to others around you.