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Discover the Excellence of Manly BJJ and Jiu Jitsu on the Northern Beaches with Bruno Almeida Alves!

Bruno Alves, a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt under Zé Radiola from the ZR Team, is a living legend in the world of BJJ. With an impressive track record of winning multiple World Championships in the middleweight division, including the European, Pan American, South American, and Mundial World Championships, Bruno is a true master of the art.

In 2011, Bruno made the decision to bring his expertise to Australia, specifically to the vibrant community of Manly. His vision was to share the best of Jiu-jitsu with as many people as possible, and he quickly established a formidable presence. Today, Bruno’s martial arts school is the fastest growing in the country, with gyms located throughout Sydney and Melbourne, including popular spots such as Crows Nest, Brookvale, Maroubra, Gladesville, Ku-Ring-Gai, the Blue Mountains, Narrabeen, Pascoe Vale, and more on the horizon. Notably, SJJA HQ in Crows Nest stands proudly as one of the largest and most respected gyms in the entire country.

The secret to Bruno’s success lies not only in his exceptional skills but also in the values he has developed through a lifetime of dedication and competition. In 2017, Bruno created his own martial arts school, built upon his winning mindset and deep-rooted principles.

When you join Manly BJJ and Jiu Jitsu, you become part of a community that embraces Bruno’s winning philosophy. We offer a range of classes catering to all skill levels and age groups, including Manly Kids BJJ and Jiu Jitsu, ensuring that the entire family can experience the transformative power of martial arts. Our academy, located on the stunning Northern Beaches, provides the perfect backdrop for your training journey.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to learn from a true champion and be part of a thriving community. Experience the excellence of Manly BJJ and Jiu Jitsu on the picturesque Northern Beaches today, under the guidance of the legendary Bruno Alves.

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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