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Established in June of 2019 in the heart of Californian South Bay, the Novaes Jiu Jitsu Academy provides selective training through private classes, small groups, adult & kids classes, competition team, self-defense seminars, summer & winter camps.



Alexandre Novaes

Alexandre Novaes is a 6th Degree Black Belt with Jiu Jitsu experience since 1986 coming from the lineage of Jorge Pereira and Rickson Gracie. For nearly a decade most recently lead the Jiu Jitsu program as the Head Coach Instructor of the UFC Gym Torrance just before establishing the Novaes Jiu Jitsu Academy. “Alex” is known for a strong top game, being his favorite technique Guard Pass. He is the father of two adult children, and stepdad to four with his wife the PR Specialist Thais Eliasen. In addition to Jiu Jitsu some of Alexandre’s passions are surfing, snowboarding, and traveling.

Some of his accomplishments are:

2020 San Diego International Open Gi Champion open division and weight class
2019 World Championship Gi Champion;
2019 World Championship No Gi Champion;
2018 San Diego International open Gi Champion;
2018 World Championship Gi Champion;
2010 American National Champion, CA;
2008 World No Gi Championship (2nd), CA;
2003 National Championship (2nd), CA;
2003 BJJ Super Fight Champion, CA;
2003 Rio de Janeiro State Championship (2nd), Brazil;



Through this course, students have the opportunity to push their skills, techniques and confidence to a new level in a fun, dynamic way. Contact us today to learn more about each of our course offerings.



We believe every individual is unique and gifted as such; we appreciate our differences

& learn from each other. Serving others & giving back to our community

through scholarships, anti-bullying seminars, and philanthropic

self-defense classes to at risk youth & women who are victims of domestic

violence is at the heart of Novaes Jiu Jitsu Academy. 

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