About Alex Martins

 

Alex Martins, Instructor and Owner of AMBJJ

Alex started training martial arts in 1997 at the age of 17 under Master Faustino Piña in Manaus, Brazil. As a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with more than 18 years of experience, he is well qualified and accomplished. Alex has competed extensively throughout the world to improve his skills and expand his knowledge necessary for bringing leading edge expertise to his students. Alex’s teaching emphasizes developing discipline, confidence and preparing the individual to have success in their life. He is enthusiastic and motivated to step on the mat everyday to encourage others to try something they’ve never done before. These efforts are done through great patience and dedication. Alex’s demeanor inside and outside the academy is a gentle balance of inspiring energy and respect. He continually encourages others to have the ultimate attitude imaginable.

“If a person has the best possible attitude and respective behavior, he/she can better the world”
—Alex Martins

2016 Competitions and Medals:

    • WORLD MASTER CHAMPION IBJJF
    • 3rd Place Pan-American IBJJF
    • American National Champion IBJJF/Open Class
    • Champion of New York Spring Open IBJJF/Division and Open Class
    • Champion of Miami Spring Open IBJJF/Division
    • Champion of Miami Fall Open IBJJF/Division
    • Champion of Atlanta Open IBJJF/Division and Open Class
    • Champion of Houston Open IBJJF/Division
    • Champion of Austin Open IBJJF/Division and Open Class
    • Champion of Dallas Open IBJJF/Division and Open Class
    • Champion of San Antonio Spring Open IBJJF/Division and Open Class
    • Champion of San Antonio Fall Open IBJJF/Division and Open Class
    • 2x Fight to Win Super-fight Champion
    • Metroplex Grand Prix Champion

Additional Experience As A Competitor:

      • 2x American National Champion IBJJF
      • 2nd Place Pan-American IBJJF
      • 3x Champion of Dallas Open IBJJF/ Division and 2nd Place-Open Class
      • 3x Champion of Houston Open IBJJF/ Division and Open Class
      • 1x Champion of Austin Open IBJJF/Division and Open Class
      • 1x Champion of San Antonio Open IBJJF/Division and 2nd place-Open Class
      • 1x Champion of Vegas Open IBJJF/ Division and Open Class
      • 2x Champion of Gracie Cup,Super-fight
      • 2x Texas Champion Houston
      • 2x Champion Grappling Quest
      • 4x Champion of NAGA (North American Grappler Association)
      • 2x Champion of Texas Festival Tournament Super-fight
      • 3x Amazons Champion-Brazil
      • 2x Champion Cup of Osvaldo Alves- Brazil
      • 2x Champion Cup of Arthur Neto-Brazil
      • 3rd Place North Northeast-Brazil
      • 2nd Place Confederation Brazileiro de Jiu Jitsu Esportivo – Brazil
      • 3rd Place North Northeast-Brazil
      • 2x Champion of MetroPlex Grand Prix Houston/Dallas-Division
      • Many more..

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