ACS #107 Mauricio “Tinguinha” Mariano – BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU ROOTS | Alberto Crane Show

Mauricio “Tinguinha” Mariano  was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 11, following in his brother and friend’s footsteps, with instructor Pitoco until the orange belt, as he developed into the sport and competitions he moved to  the Barra Gracie school, a bigger Academy conducted  by Jean Jaques Machado and Carlos Gracie Jr. at the time, until Jean Jaques moved to the US, and he started training full time under Master Carlos Gracie  Jr., son of the patriarch of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Carlos Gracie, under who Professor “Tinguinha” trained from the Blue to the Black belt.  Throughout his many years training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu “Tinguinha” achieved competitive success, winning many titles in all major Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments in Brazil and the US. He had the privilege of training with some very skilled BJJ Athletes such as Renzo Gracie,Ralph Gracie, Ryan Gracie,  Roberto “Gordo”, Helio “Soneca”, Alexandre “Soca”, Nino Schembri, Ricardo “Cachorrao”,  among many others which helped shape and refine his own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills and technical approach to this art, culminating with the award of his Black Belt in 1996 at the age of 21, a privilege few had back at that time. His dedication into learning, perfecting and teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu evolved into his career path. He started teaching at an early age, in the purple belt and fully committed to following this path after being promoted the black belt, Mauricio is one of the pioneers in the expansion of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial art worldwide, having taught in his native Brazil, Japan and the US, contributing to the growth of this art around the world. He arrived in the United States in 2000 to continue his lifelong dream of spreading the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu art and sharing the benefits he was able to experience himself. Tinguinha has been one of my heroes since the late 90s when I moved to Brazil as a young man. I was able to visit his gym in the early 2000s in Orange County, California to train with him and it’s been a big pleasure to see his success over the years.

October 12, 2020

ACS #107 Mauricio “Tinguinha” Mariano – BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU ROOTS | Alberto Crane Show

Mauricio “Tinguinha” Mariano  was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 11, following in his brother […]
October 8, 2020

ACS #106 Erik Melland | MINDFUL MECHANICS | Alberto Crane Show

Erik ‘Esik’ Melland is the CEO and founder of Viking Ninja LLC. He embodies the Viking Ninja – rooted within his Norwegian and Korean descent. His […]
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ACS #105 Rigan Machado | BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU ORIGINS | Alberto Crane Show

Machado is one of five brothers of the Machado family. He began training at the age of five with his cousins, “The Gracie Family”. Rigan was […]
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ACS #104 Lloyd Irvin Jr | 3% MINDSET

is one of the top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coaches in the world, coaching IBJJF World Champions from Blue Belt to Black Belt. Lloyd’s team was the first American […]
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#103 Lindsay Orbeta – BIOHACKING | Alberto Crane Show

Lindsay is a Registered Dietician and is Board Certified in Sports Dietetics. She works as an Exercise Physiologist at the University of California in San Francisco, […]
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ACS #102 Steve Cotter | MIND BODY BREATH | Alberto Crane Show

Steve Cotter is one of the leading authority in kettlebell training. He is a global pioneer in kettlebell training education, having personally instructed thousands of fitness […]
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#101 Andreya Bermejo – ALWAYS LEARNING | Alberto Crane Show

Andreya was born and raised in Sweden, now living in Los Angeles. Andreya was a Collegiate Boxing Champion for UCLA and later earned her Masters Degree […]
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#100 Edit Keshishyan | CREATING SOMETHING FROM NOTHING | Alberto Crane Show

Edit is an Entrepreneur, former Fashion Designer and my partner in Crime. She owns and operates Açaí Jungle Cafe in Burbank, California. She shares her story […]
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#99 Steve Baca | NOHO MMA | Alberto Crane Show

Prof Steve is a Kenpo Karate Black Belt , Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Black Belt and has studied and trained many other martial arts over the years. […]