Born in 1967, Alexandre Paiva, also known as “Gigi” began his career in Jiu Jitsu at the age of 15. At 17, he became an instructor at the Jacaré Jitsu Academy. In 1991 he earned his black belt. In 1993 he was one of the founders of the Alliance team alongside Fabio Gurgel and master Romero Jacaré. Gigi has since earned the 6th grade black belt in Jiu Jitsu. He is married to Daniela Genovesi and is the father of three. Mestre Gigi is an athlete of many titles. He is known for charming everyone not only for his technique but for his family style of being and his friendliness.
Lucas was born on the 4th of February, 1991 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He was introduced to Jiu-Jitsu by his uncle and aunt when he was 3 years old. Since then he has continued training until he promoted to black belt at 23 years old.
During this journey, Lucas has been teaching for more than 10 years beside his sensei and helping in the development of the Alliance Jiu Jitsu team.
During his career as athlete and coach he had the opportunity to collect both national and international Jiu Jitsu titles as: Brazilian National Champion, Rio de Janeiro State Champion, Moscow Open Champion, Zurich Absolute Champion, Balkan Open Champion, Budapest Open Champion and more.
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