Adam Childs

Adam Childs


Adam Childs is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt under Alliance head coach Fabio Gurgel and the only non-native South American to teach at the prestigious Alliance headquarters in Sao Paulo Brazil. He has also had the opportunity to conduct classes at the Alliance USA headquarters in Atlanta.

Adam spent his youth training various martial arts such as Hapkido and Muay Thai , however, it wasn t until 2010 he discovered Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and decided to dedicate himself full-time to the art.

In 2011 he made the move to Sao Paulo, Brazil, the birthplace of BJJ and joined team Alliance.

During his five years of study at Alliance, Adam received exclusive mentorship from Fabio Gurgel himself and regularly trained with former and current IBJJF World Champion’s Michael Langhi, Bernardo Faria, Tarsis Humphreys, Leo Nogueira, Gabi Garcia and UFC fighter Sergio Moraes to name a few.

As International Relationships Manager for Alliance Jiu-Jitsu, Adam is fully bi-lingual (Portuguese/English) giving him a distinct advantage in being able to translate and understand deep BJJ concepts from the greatest minds in the world of combat sports. These international relationships allow Adam to connect with past, present and future Alliance champions and bring their knowledge back to Alliance Sydney.

Having regularly competed and reached the podium on numerous occasions in Brazil, Canada, USA and Australia, Adam is now focused on bringing his success and skill set to Australia.

Since his return to Australia, Adam has been teaching in local Jiu-Jitsu gyms in the Sydney area as well as travelling nationally conducting training conferences and connecting with leaders in the Jiu-Jitsu industry.

Adam represents Alliance with pride and brings the team values, professionalism, and technical training style to the academy in Sydney

His goal is to promote the growth and development of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu nationwide!


  • 2018

    Black Belt

  • 2018

    Opening Alliance Sydney

  • 2017

    Guest instructor at Alliance HQ in Atlanta

  • 2017

    Advanced No-Gi Instructors course completion

  • 2017

    Kids Instructors course completion

  • 2017

    ANSW State champion

  • 2017

    Sydney Cup champion

  • 2016

    Started teaching at Alliance HQ Sao Paulo

  • 2016

    Brown belt

  • 2015

    Module 2 Instructors course completion

  • 2014

    Became International Manager for the Alliance Association

  • 2014

    Module 1 Instructors course completion

  • 2013

    Bronze in weight and absolute Pan American Championship

  • 2012

    Pan American selectives champion

  • 2012

    Paulista champion

  • 2011

    Joined Alliance HQ in Sao Paulo Brazil under Fabio Gurgel

  • 2011

    Blue belt

  • 2011

    Western Canadian champion

  • 2010

    Began training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • 2002

    Began training martial arts

  • 1986


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