Alex Prates


Jiu Jitsu, MMA and Wrestling Instructor

Alex Prates is one of Australia’s most experienced high performance Jiu Jitsu & MMA coaches with an unmatched long list of achievements and accolades. Alex’s world-class and recognised experience comes from a lineage of internationally acclaimed professionals. He was coached by Four Times IFBBJ, Two Times ADCC Champion and Pride veteran, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu legend Royler Gracie, legendary Pride Fighting Championship, IFBJJ Open Weight and Abu Dhabi Open Weight Champion Mario Sperry, plus 5th degree Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt & Australian Gracie Association Head Coach Bruno Panno. Some of the many current & previous credentials and achievements that define the level of experience Alex delivers are listed below :

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 4th degree Black Belt
  • Current Head coach of the first AUS/NZ UFC Champion Robert Whittaker. 
  • Current Head Coach of UFC Middleweight Jacob Malkoun 
  • Current Head Coach of ONE FC Middleweight Isi Fitikefu.
  • Current NRL Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Wrestling Coach.
  • Former Penrith Panthers 2021 & 2022 NRL Premiership Winners Wrestling Coach. 
  • Former South Sydney Rabbitohs 2014 NRL Premiership Winners Wrestling Coach 
  • Former Director of NSWBJJ Federation 
  • Former Oceania Abu Dhabi World Professional Championship Trial director/organiser.
Certificate Alexandre Prates Black Belt 4 February 2007 Rolker Gracie Royler Gracie

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