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Bruno Almeida Alves is a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt under Zé Radiola from the ZR Team. He dedicated his life to competing at the highest level and winning multiple World Championships in the middleweight division including the European, Pan American, South American, and Mundial World Championships.

In the year 2011, Bruno moved to Australia with the vision of teaching the best Jiu-jitsu to as many people as possible. During this time he created the fastest growing martial arts school in Australia with gyms throughout Sydney and Melbourne, including Crows Nest, Brookvale, Maroubra, Gladesville, Ku-Ring-Gai, the Blue Mountains, Narrabeen, Pascoe Vale, and more on the way. Bruno’s own gym, SJJA HQ in Crows Nest, is now one of the biggest in the country.

Bruno attributes his success on and off the mats to the values he developed over a lifetime of training and competing.
The martial art school created by Bruno in 2017 was established with his winning mindset at its core.

Bruno Alves
Founder Black Belt 2nd Degree World Champion

Bruno ALves

Bruno Alves Degree


World Abu Dhabi Pro Champion
2017 Black

World Masters Champion IBJJF
2016 Black

World Professional UAEJJ Champion
2016 Black

Sydney International Open Pro Champion
2016 Black

Sydney International Open Pro Absolute Champion
2016 Black

2nd Worlds Master IBJJF 2015 Black World Champion Masters IBJJF
2014 Black

Boa Super 8 Champion
2014 Black

3rd Place Worlds Masters IBJJF
2013 Black

Champion Trials Australasia Worlds Abu Dhabi
2013 Black

NSW Champion Open Class
2012 Black

Queensland Open Champion Open Class
2012 Black

Challenge Black Belt Champion New Zealand
2012 Black

South American Champion IBJJF
2010 Black

2x Best Athlete of State Pernambuco
2010, 2011

Melbourne Open Champion
2011 Black

British Open Champion

2010 Black

World Silver Medallist CBJJE
2010 Black

Rio Open Silver Medallist IBJJF
2010 Black

WLPJJ Silver Medallist
2010 Black

South American Championship Bronze Medallist
2009 Black

South American Championship Bronze Medallist
2009 Black

Pan American Silver Medallist IBJJF
2009 Brown

World Champion IBJJF
2008 Brown

2x European Champion IBJJF – By Country
2007, 2011

2x European Champion
2006 Purple, 2007 Purple Open Weight

3x World Pro Cup Trials Qualifier North/North East Interstate Champion
2007 Brazil Purple

6x Pernambuco State Champion



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