Head Instructor and Founder of Complete Martial Arts and Fitness Inc.

AJ is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He earned this world-class distinction while training under legendary Nova Uniao Black Belts Wagnney Fabiano and Leo Santos.

Having trained extensively in Brazil at the Nova Uniao Headquarters, AJ earned his Black Belt while learning with other notable BJJ practitioners, including Thales Leitas, Marlon Sandro, Shaolin, Pedro Rizzo, Jose Aldo and Andre Pederneiras.

“Being a martial artist isn’t just about taking classes; it’s a way of life,” explains AJ. “Once you make the commitment to learning a martial art like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you make a commitment to yourself to becoming a healthier, more productive and better balanced individual.”

For a complete look at AJ’s accomplishments in BJJ and MMA, please see below.

Black Belt Accomplishments

  • 2018 – Gold Medalist – Chicago Spring Open – Chicago, Illinois
  • 2017 – GOLD Medalist – Masters World Championships – Lav Vegas, NV
  • 2016 – Bronze Medalist – Masters World Championships – Lav Vegas, NV
  • 2015 – Bronze Medalist – Las Vegas Open – Lav Vegas, NV
  • 2014 – Double Gold Medallist – New York Summer Open – New York, NY
  • 2013 – Bronze Medallist – Pan Ams – Irvine California
  • 2012 – Bronze Medallist – Pan Ams – Irvine California
  • 2010 – 2 X Bronze Medallist – Abu Dhabi Pro World Trials – Montreal Quebec
  • 2009 – Bronze Medallist – Master & Senior Jiu Jitsu Championships – Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • 2009 – Bronze Medallist – Abu Dhabi Pro World Trials – Montreal Quebec

Brown Belt

  • 2008 – Bronze Medallist – Master & Senior Jiu Jitsu Championships – Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • 2008 – 2 x Gold Medallist ($500) – Arena Buzios Championships – Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • 2008 – Gold Medallist ($250) – 5th Manitoba Open – Absolute No Gi Divison
  • 2008 – Silver Medallist – 5th Manitoba Open – Absolute Gi Divison
  • 2007 – Gold Medallist ($1000) – Mind Body and Soul Absolute National – Edmonton Ab
  • 2007 – 2x Gold Medallist – 3rd Manitoba Open

Purple Belt

  • 2006 – Gold Medallist (World Champion) – Copa do Mundo de Jiu-Jitsu – Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • 2006 – 3x Gold Medallist – 2nd Manitoba Open
  • 2006 – Gold Medallist – Mind Body and Soul – Edmonton Ab
  • 2006 – Gold Medallist – Ontario Submission Wrestling Invational 4 – Super Fight Winner
  • 2006 – Gold Medallist – 1st Manitoba Open –
  • 2006 – Gold Medallist – 1st Manitoba Open – Super Fight Winner
  • 2005 – Silver Medallist – Ontario Submission Wrestling Invitational 3 (lost to GSP in the final)
  • 2005 – Gold Medallist ($500) – Copa Rip Dorey – Rio de Janeiro Brazil – Super Fight Winner
  • 2005 – Gold Medallist (State Champion) – Campeonato Estadual de Jiu Jitsu Olimpico – Brazil
  • 2005 – Gold medallist – Grapple Mania III – Seattle Washington

Blue Belt

  • 2004 – Gold Medallist – (Blue Belt) Copa Lema – Rio de Janeiro Brazil
  • 2004 – 2x Silver Medallist – Grapple Mania – Edmonton, AB –
  • 2003 – 2x Silver Medallist – Grapple Mania – Edmonton, AB
  • 2003 – 2x Bronze Medallist – Break Fall Classic – Lethbridge, AB –
  • 2001 – 2x Bronze Medallist – Absolute Submission Challenge – Calgary, AB
  • 2000 – Bronze Medallist – National Grappling Championships – Calgary, AB
  • 2000 – Silver/Bronze Medallist – Lets Roll Grappling Tournament – Edmonton, AB

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Accomplishments

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