Kalil and Alex met in Abu Dhabi in 2013, where they worked together coaching the UAE National team.
Four years later they both found each other again in Australia and reached the natural conclusion that they must combine over 40 years of experience in coaching adults and kids and competing in Martial Arts on the world stage.
They came together and formed one of Australia’s most formidable academies; ‘Clube de Lutas’.
The essence of ‘Clube de Lutas’ is as the name suggests (club of fights), a club where a number of different fighting and martial arts disciplines can exchange, train and grow together, to perfect their craft and better themselves.
Both Prof. Alex and Kalil have a deeply held respect for the interconnectedness and of the grappling arts, and believe in the power of continual learning, shared knowledge and growth for an individual and for a sport.