Professor Alex has competed extensively in BJJ, Boxing, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), which gives his classes a well-rounded approach. After serving in the United States Marine Corps for 6 years and returning from the war in Iraq, he went on to complete his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of La Verne. Professor Alex believes that while we all face challenges in our lives, these challenges are all opportunities to grow and become the best version of ourselves. He loves bringing this concept to his classes.
“I have lot of fun just being on the mats and pushing our students and myself to improve”
“Anyone can become good at this, it just takes dedication and consistency.”
Outside of training and instructing both kids and adults, Coach Natalie is currently finishing her Bachelor’s Degree at California State University of Long Beach. She enjoys most helping our students learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and see them progress.
“Training at Gracie Barra has helped me push myself both on and off the mats, and help others achieve their goals.”
Natalie Van Hamersveld