Professor Alexandre Ferreira Santos “Dande”
Professor Alexandre Santos (Dande) has been teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over 10 years, both in Brazil and in the USA. As a competitor he has achieved prestigious titles at Worlds, Pan-American, Brazilian Nationals, and the Brazilian State Championships. Prof. Dande’s dedication, skills and passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) – combined with his back ground in physical therapy makes him one of Gracie Barra’s most sought after instructors.
Professor “Dande” was born and raised in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, where he founded one of the first Jiu-Jitsu schools. He has overseen the growth of schools around the US and students still come from all over the country to train with him in South Austin.