our Brazilian
jiu-jitsu Instructors



Alex is a Black Belt Instructor and Owner of Gracie Humaita of Reno.
• Northern Nevada’s only Brazilian Black Belt
• Certified Black Belt in Brazil by the Gracie Family
• UFC Coach for Ken Shamrock (Lion’s Den)
• Certified by the Gracie Family in Self Defense

Alexandre Garcia was born on 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. 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.

Gregg carr

Greg began training Jiu-Jitsu in 2006 under 5th degree Black Belt and World Champion, Mauricio Villardo in South Florida. After moving to Charlotte, NC in 2009, Greg continued training under 5th degree Gracie Humaita Black Belt, Mario Aiello. As a brown belt, Greg began teaching classes and managing the academy. In 2017, shortly after moving to Reno, Greg received his Black Belt from his long-time professor, Mario Aiello. Greg has won many local and national tournaments over the years and now resides as an instructor at Gracie Humaita Reno under Professor Alexandre Garcia.


I’ve been going for a few months now and I enjoy it everytime I’m here. I look forward to coming everyday and learning so many new things each time. Everyone is so nice and helpful doesn’t matter if they’re an instructor or not. Alex is great and super funny!

Alyssa M.

4 of my kids have been training here for 4 months and they love it. All the trainers work great with kids and they are learning a lot. They are growing in discipline and confidence. I could not recommend Gracie Humaita Brazilian Jiu Jitsu more.

Mike B.

Amazing school for any age on how to learn jiu Jitsu. The main teacher, among with the other teachers, are professional, dedicated, talented, and excellent teachers esp with the children. Our son LOVES going. Also, the pricing is perfect. 

Laura D.

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