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Professor Alessandro Borgonovo

Alessandro Borgonovo is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under the Mendes Brothers, professors Guilherme and Rafael Mendes of the renowned Art of Jiu Jitsu Academy (California).

His talent for martial arts emerged at the age of four, with his father in a judo dojo. In 2012 his passion for Brazilian jiu jitsu took over until it became the most coveted aspiration of his life.


Alessandro's BJJ journey started in Milan, his birthplace, before moving to America under the care of the Mendes Brothers. Alessandro was noticed during a BJJ seminar organised by the Mendes Brothers, who later, invited him and welcomed him into the Believe & Achieve project in California.


From left to right: Guilherme Mendes, Alessandro Borgonovo and  Rafael Mendes.

From left to right:  Tainan Dalpra and Alessandro Borgonovo 

Under their guidance, Alessandro learned their avant-garde style, training methods and vision of jiu jitsu. Alessandro is now one of the leading athlete and teacher in the Art of Jiu Jitsu academy, training daily with many world champions and top athletes.


Alessandro was promoted to black belt by the Mendes Brothers and already has an impressive track record:


  • IBJJF European nogi champion

  • IBJJF Pan American nogi champion

  • IBJJF World nogi champion

  • IBJJF American national champion

  • CBJJE 3x European champion

  • FIGMMA Italian grappling champion.

  • JJWL 2x World champion

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From left to right:  Alessandro Borgonovo and Tainan Dalpra

Jiu-Jitsu CON competition - Gold medal - Alessandro Borgonovo

From left to right:  Tainan Dalpra,  Rickson Gracie and Alessandro Borgonovo 

ainan Dalpra

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