Professor Alejo Sandoval
“Papi”, (as his friends and family affectionately call him) comes from a military and public service background. He has been coaching and teaching Brazilian jiu-jitsu (“BJJ”) for 25 years. Professor Alejo has guided BJJ practitioners by helping them achieve fitness and competitive goals. He has been known for his mentoring as well as giving personal attention, encouragement and accessibility when it comes to his BJJ practitioner’s personal lives’ and competitive endeavors.
Professor Alejo has been formally certified how to be a defensive tactics instructor and has taught defensive tactics at various law enforcement agencies. During his time in the military, he served as a master fitness trainer’s assistant in the united states army. Professor Alejo has volunteered and worked with at risk youth and adolescents with behavioral challenges. His greatest attribute is his genuine desire to see people succeed beyond their expectations, not just on the mat but off the mat as well. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and an associate’s degree in justice studies. The professor also holds a current fingerprint clearance card and background check through the Arizona department of public safety. (D.PS).