Strong Foundation


Founder: Our gym is founded by 5th Degree Black Belt Nelson Alves

Professor Alves was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1975. Nelson first began training at age 7 at Reyson Gracie's Academy. He progressed in his judo efforts under Geraldo Bernardes the coach for the Brazilian National Team in four Olympics. He also trained under Rilion Gracie, and eventually Coral Belt Paulo Caruso, where he earned his black belt in 1998.