Alex is a Black Belt Instructor and Owner of Gracie Humaita of Reno.
Alexandre Garcia was born in October 28, 1975. Raised in the tough streets of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Alexandre was always very interested in learning martial arts. At age 9, he started taking Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes in a nearby Catholic school. That was Alexandre’s first contact with Jiu-Jitsu.
A while later, Alexandre attended a seminar hosted by Royler Gracie (one of the members of the family who developed the sport), and found out that one of Royler’s students (Professor Marcão) had just opened a school close by, where he started training immediately.
Alexandre moved to South Lake Tahoe in 2002 from Brazil then decided to move to Reno and opened a small business. On a trip to Reno, Alexandre opened a small business to get his life going. After establishing himself, Alexandre, moved by his passion for the sport, sought to continue his training. Still under the Gracie family, he trained hard for several years, earned his Black Belt in Brazil, and then, very confident of his skills, started teaching Jiu-Jitsu. Right from the beginning of his teaching experience, Alexandre knew this was his passion in life.
Alexandre has won several tournaments in Brazil as well as in the United States. In addition, Alexandre was the head Jiu-Jitsu instructor at the the legendary UFC champion Ken Shamrock’s Lion’s Den. Alexandre then decided to do what he does best and open his own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in Reno, Nevada.