Marco Wins

 


Coach Marco Alvarado


 

Coach Marco

Coach Marco is a 2nd degree brown belt under Pan American gold medalist Rodrigo Teixeria and has been training the gentle art since 2006. In addition to his accomplishments in jiu-jitsu Marco is also a Certified Fitness Trainer/Strength and Conditioning coach. His knowledge of both the physical fitness aspect as well as the technical aspect of jiu-jitsu has allowed Marco to compete at a local, national, and elite level.

Marco graduated from California State University San Marcos with a bachelors degree in criminology. While a student at California State University San Marcos he competed in cross country and track & field. His cross country personal best was 8 kilometers (4.97 miles) in 27:00, a 5:26 per mile pace. In track and field he raced the 800m and the 1500m where his personal bests were 1:55 and 4:03 respectively.

One of Marco’s most significant accomplishments in his jiu-jitsu career was earning a bronze medal at the prestigious International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s Pan American Championships in 2010.

“Jiu-jitsu is endless. With it being constantly evolving there is no way that we will ever know every technique that exists. This keeps this beautiful art always fresh and never stagnant. It is the ultimate human chess game and I plan on training, teaching, and competing for as long as my body permits.” -Coach Marco

 


 

NOTABLE COMPETITIONS

2013

  • Jan 2013 1st place brown belt middle weight.
    North American “All Americas” Tourney

2012

  • Aug 2012 2nd place brown belt middle weight.
    Samurai Jiu-Jitsu Pro Tourney
  • July 2012 1st place purple belt middle weight.
    South Bay Invitational
  • June 2012 1st place purple belt middle weight (Gi).
    North American “LA Open” Tourney
  • June 2012 3rd place Intermediate middle weight (No-Gi).
    North American “LA Open” Tourney

2011

  • August 2011 3rd place purple belt middle weight.
    International BJJ Federation “Las Vegas International Open”
  • March 2011 2nd place purple belt middle weight.
    Abu Dhabi world pro qualifier

2010

  • July 2010 2nd place blue belt middle weight.
    South Bay Invitational
  • March 2010 3rd place blue belt middle weight.
    International BJJ Federation “Pan American”