Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Head Instructor

Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Head Instructor, Alexander Hilligsoe Trans, began his journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2004 at the age of 15 in his home country, Denmark. In 2010, he achieved significant success by winning the European and World Championships as a Purple Belt. His passion for the sport led him to Brazil, where he trained with skilled instructors and partners. In 2011, he earned his Black Belt after a series of notable wins, and he currently holds a 3rd-degree Black Belt. Alexander has continued to compete at a high level, accumulating an impressive list of achievements as a Black Belt. He has earned two Silver and four Bronze Medals at the World Championships, in addition to titles such as Pan-American Champion, Brazilian National Champion, and a three-time European Champion. In addition to his competitive journey, Alexander has traveled worldwide to share his knowledge through seminars. He spent several years living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, training at the GF Team Headquarters under Julio Cesar Pereira's guidance. Furthermore, he contributed to the growth of Jiu-Jitsu by teaching the art in public schools during his stay in Abu Dhabi. With over a decade of teaching experience, he has worked with a diverse range of students, from beginners to advanced practitioners, both adults and children.
alexander trans defeated adcc champion roberto cyborg abreu to win the abu dhabi king of mats bjj tournament
3x IBJJF World Champion (purple belt, brown belt x2)
2x IBJJF World Silver Medalist (black belt)
4x IBJJF World Bronze Medalist (black belt)
3x IBJJF Pan-American Champion (brown belt 2x, black belt)
3x IBJJF Pan-American Silver Medalist (black belt)
3x IBJJF Pan-American Bronze Medalist (black belt)
7x IBJJF European Champion (purple belt x2, brown belt x2, black belt x3)
2x IBJJF European Bronze Medalist (black belt)
2x IBJJF Brazilian National Champion (brown belt, black belt)
IBJJF No-Gi World Champion (brown belt)
2x IBJJF No-Gi Pan-American Champion (brown belt)
2x IBJJF No-Gi Brazilian National Champion (brown belt)
UAEJJF King of Mats Champion (black belt)
Copa Podio Superfight Champion (black belt)
2x ADCC European Champion

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