Alpha Miami Grappling
Alpha Miami Grappling opened in 2014, and has since shared the highest quality mixed Martial Arts training with the Miami community. We were founded by Carlos Sainz, a Martial Artist who is just as passionate about being a coach as he is about being an athlete. Professor Sainz received his black belt from Caio Terra, a twelve time world champion and one of the most accomplished rooster-weight Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the world.
Alpha Miami Grappling
Here Alpha Miami, our staff is the secret to our student success. Each instructor has a rich background in martial arts and is eager to train the next generation of martial artists. Meet the team below!
Owner and Head Instructor
Professor Carlos Sainz is currently a black belt under 12x world champion Caio Terra, since 2009 he has been training Jiu-Jitsu. Once he began training he knew that he loved the sport and wanted to teach Jiu-Jitsu to everyone. Today Professor Carlos has been teaching Jiu-Jitsu in his academy, specializing in teaching techniques to ages 3 and up, his diverse style of teaching and true passion for his students and Jiu-Jitsu have made a total success for the growth of Alpha Miami. A friend, father, brother, and most importantly Coach.
Carlos gives it his all, and you can truly feel it.
He welcomes all to come and train.
Alpha Miami Grappling
Professor Sainz believes in training his students without limitations. After being exposed to Martial Arts instruction at many different schools, he realized that kids are often not taken seriously. At that moment, he made it his mission to build the best kids Martial Arts team in the world. By teaching even his youngest students high-level Jiu-Jitsu, showing his youth classes how to fight like adults, and providing them with the same degree of knowledge given to his adult students, Professor Sainz made that dream a reality. Ever since our opening, Alpha Miami Grappling has won both in class and at competitions.
What Our Students Are Saying
BEST Jiu-Jitsu school around. Not only are the coaches amazing and personable, but the family environment is like no other. Everyone is friendly and looking out for each other. No one is there with bad intentions, but there to learn and get better.
I’ve dropped into a couple of classes while I’m visiting family and I’ve had such an amazing experience. The Sainz family are genuinely the nicest and everyone was very welcoming. The attention to detail when explaining techniques is great and there are a lot of women to roll with. (As a woman in the sport this is very important to me) their kids program is phenomenal too.
I am a high school wrestling coach with 30+ years experience, and I send my wrestlers to Alpha Miami Jiu-Jitsu. I love that there's a lot of structure with a family atmosphere. Carlos Sainz is very hands on and takes the time to work with each individual athlete. My students' mat wrestling has improved with the added dimension that Jiu-Jitsu brings. The youth program is amazing and super disciplined. I strongly recommend anyone who is wanting to put their child, or trying it themselves, to go Join Carlos Saiz and the Team Apha family.
Highly recommended for the whole family. Coach Carlos and his family are the best. My son started first and it motivated me to give it a try, I had no prior martial arts experience and was terribly out of shape. I’ve been seven months in and feel awesome, best exercise I’ve ever done and I’m learning some cool moves too.
Extraordinary Coaches, Family and Team. They provide great knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu and discipline for kids and adults. My son was the first in our family to attend and the atmosphere is so motivating that I was inspired to try out the classes for myself. The sense of unity and family in this team is breathtaking. Team Alpha is one team, one family.
Hands down the Best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school in Miami. I love that they are a family owned business, where the entire family pitches in. Coach Carlos knows how to work with each and every child. My children have become stronger and more confident. They love to be there and that is the most important thing to me. Alpha Miami has everything we looked for. It has taught my children discipline, self defense, team work. It has a great atmosphere where they encourage parents to be there. I love to be there and see the progress that my children have made.