At Soca Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Bellmore, New York, take the opportunity to train with Abu Dhabi and Brazilian National BJJ champion Alexander “Soca” Freitas. Check out our schedule section, and come in and sign up today! Call for private lessons with Soca!
Soca began training when he was 15 years old when his brother, who was a blue belt at the time, trained at Gracie Barra and influenced his decision to begin training. After spending many of his days surfing, Soca decided to go to his brother’s academy and give jiu-jitsu a try. After that day, Soca never wanted stop, and he began to train everyday. Soca first started training at Gracie Barra with Jean Jacques Machado. Jean Jacques showed him the most effective technique, which helped establish the foundation for Soca’s amazing Jiu-Jitsu skill. When Jean Jacques moved to the United States, Soca, a purple belt at the time, began training with Carlos Gracie Jr. at the Gracie Barra main academy. Carlos awarded Soca his black belt in 1994. Since then Soca has won many prestigious titles such as Abu Dhabi champion, Pan-Am champion, and Brazilian National Champion.
At the Gracie Barra academy, Soca has trained with many world champions such as Renzo Gracie, Ralph Gracie, Roger Gracie, Roberto “Gordo” Correa, Helio “Soneca” Moreira, Vinicius “Drakulino” Magalhaes Joao “Big Head” Paulo,Romel Cardoso, Mauricio “Tinguinha” Antonio “Nino” Schembri, Roberto “Roleta,” Nelson Monteiro, Rafael “Gordinho” Correa, Marcio “Pe de Pano” Cruz, and many other champions.