Born in 1970 in Rio de Janeiro, Fabio began his Jiu Jitsu career at the age of 13, with Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti. After having won many titles as a blue and purple belt, he became an instructor at Jacare’s Academy. At the age of 19 Fabio achieved his back belt; a first for both Fabio and Jacare, as Jacare had never before given a black belt to anyone. In 1993 Fabio, Alexandre Paiva and Master Romero Jacare founded Alliance. Alliance continued to grow more and more every year, becoming one of the most important Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools. In 1997 Alliance began its global expansion with the opening of the first internationally affiliated school in Finland, followed by the New York Affiliated School in 1998. Today, the Alliance Team has about 150 affiliated schools around the world, and has 11 Over All World Jiu Jitsu Championships, which shows strength, quality and dedication and unity of it’s team.