4x World Champion | 6th degree Black Belt
Born in 1970 in Rio de Janeiro, Fabio started his career in Jiu Jitsu at 13 years old. At 16, after winning a few titles as a blue belt and purple belt he became an instructor in the academy Jacare Jiu Jitsu. At 19 he was promoted to black belt, being the first black belt from Master Romero Jacare.
Fabio Gurgel is regarded as one of the top coaches in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The head instructor and leader of Alliance at the Sao Paulo head quarters, Fabio Gurgel was also one of the best jiu jitsu competitors of his generation with many important titles to his name, such as World Champion, Brazilian National champion and European Open champion.
In 2010 Fabio Gurgel put his name on the BJJ record book when he competed and won the European Open, one of the top events in the jiu jitsu calender, at the age of 40, just a few months after he celebrated his 20th year as a jiu jitsu black belt.