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Alexander Kalnins

Beginners & Kids BJJ Coach

Alexander is a BJJ & Judo practitioner - holding a Brownbelt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under John Will and a 2nd Kyu Bluebelt in Judo under Sensei Derek Maggs. He is also a frequent competitor on the NZ BJJ scene - and helps to lead the CORE MMA Masters Division competitors.

Alex started his training in 2007, where he did a month at Tiger Muay Thai & MMA in Phuket school, before joining a Gracie Barra affiliate gym where he spent 5 years there teaching and training. Have trained with International coaches Dimitris Tistos, Jeff Monson, Brandon Vera, Rafa Mendes, John Acosta Dan Higgins. He has also trained BJJ in Manila for a few weeks and in Cebu in the Phillipines. Alex completed his IMMAF Level 1 Coaching Certificate in November 2019.

In 2021 Alex received his Mace Instructors Certification under Steve at Coms fitness.

Alex is never one to rush the technique and works hard to make sure the fundamentals are laid firmly in our Beginners BJJ Class.