Meet Alex Martins & Team

 

 

Alex Martins, Head Instructor and Founder/Owner of AMBJJ

Alex Martins, started training martial arts in 1997 at the age of 17 under Junior Cardoso  and is a member of the Faustino Piña association in Manaus, Brazil. As a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with more than 20 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

***Recognized in the 2017/2018 season by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) as the #1 RANK IN THE WORLD in the Black Belt, Master 2 Division.***

 

Professor Carlos Gracie Junior presented Professor Alex Martins with the IBJJF award

 

2018 Competitions and Medals:

    • GOLD – IBJJF Master International -Asia, Tokyo, Japan– Division
    • GOLD – IBJJF Master International -Asia, Tokyo, Japan– Open Class
    • SILVER – IBJJF Master International -Europe, Barcelona, Spain– Division
    • GOLD – IBJJF Master International –Europe, Barcelona, Spain – Open Class
    • SILVER – IBJJF Pan Americans Championship, Irvine, CA – Division
    • GOLD – IBJJF American National, Las Vegas, NV – Division
    • GOLD – IBJJF Tokyo International Open, Tokyo, Japan – Division
    • GOLD – IBJJF Tokyo International Open, Tokyo, Japan – Open Class
    • GOLD – IBJJF New York Spring Open, New York, NY – Division
    • GOLD – IBJJF New York Spring Open, New York, NY – Open Class
    • GOLD – IBJJF Las Angeles Open, Las Angeles, CA – Division
    • GOLD – IBJJF Las Angeles Open, Las Angeles, CA – Open Class
    • GOLD – IBJJF Houston Open, Austin, TX– Division
    • SILVER – IBJJF Houston Open, Austin, TX– Open Class
    • GOLD – IBJJF Dallas Spring  Open, Dallas, TX– Division
    • GOLD – IBJJF Dallas Spring Open, Dallas, TX– Open Class
    • GOLD – IBJJF Austin Open, Austin, TX– Division

2017 Competitions and Medals:

    • GOLD – IBJJF BJJ PRO, New York, NY – Division
    • GOLD – IBJJF BJJ PRO, New York, NY – Open Class
    • GOLD- UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu Jitsu World Tour, Las Angles, Ca – Division
    • GOLD – IBJJF Miami Spring Open, Miami, FL – Division
    • SILVER – IBJJF Miami Spring Open, Miami, FL – Open Class
    • GOLD – IBJJF San Antonio Spring Open, San Antonio, TX– Division
    • GOLD – IBJJF San Antonio Spring Open, San Antonio, TX–Open Class
    • GOLD – IBJJF San Antonio Winter Open, San Antonio, TX– Division
    • BRONZE- IBJJF San Antonio Winter Open, San Antonio, TX–Open Class
    • GOLD – IBJJF Austin Open, Austin, TX– Division
    • SILVER – IBJJF Austin Open, Austin, TX– Open Class
    • GOLD – IBJJF Dallas Spring  Open, Dallas, TX– Division
    • SILVER – IBJJF Dallas Spring Open, Dallas, TX– Open Class
    • GOLD – IBJJF Dallas Fall  Open, Dallas, TX– Division
    • SILVER – IBJJF Dallas Fall Open, Dallas, TX– Open Class
    • GOLD – IBJJF Atlanta Spring Open, Atlanta, GA– Division
    • GOLD – IBJJF Atlanta Spring Open, Atlanta, GA– Open Class
    • GOLD – IBJJF Cincinnati Open, Cincinnati, OH – Division
    • SILVER – IBJJF Cincinnati Open, Cincinnati, OH – Open Class
    • GOLD – IBJJF Boston Open, Boston, MA – Division
    • GOLD – IBJJF Boston Open, Boston, MA – Open Class
    • SILVER – IBJJF Pan Americans Championship, Irvine, CA – Division
    • BRONZE – IBJJF American National Championship, Las Vegas, NV, – Division
    • SILVER – IBJJF American National Championship, Las Vegas, NV – Open Class
    • CHAMPION of Fight to Win Pro , Dallas, TX

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..

Click article below from BJJ Heroes on Alex Martins: 

Alex Martins

Professor Mike Henderson

Black Belt — Head Instructor for Fundamental Classes

Professor Andre Gomes

First Degree Black Belt— Instructor for Adult Noon Classes

Professor Nick Messina

Black Belt under Alex Martins — Instructor for Little Champions & Little Samurai’s

Coach Tony Briones

Purple Belt, 4 Stripes under Alex Martins— Instructor for Little Champions & Little Samurai’s

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