Alexander Hilligsoe Trans
Our Instructor at Progresso Jiu Jitsu, Alexander Hilligsoe Trans, started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2004 at the age of 15, in his home-country Denmark. In 2010, he started competing internationally winning the European and World Championships as a Purple Belt and began traveling to Brazil to train with high-level instructors and training partners. After winning all of the major tournaments in the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) calendar including the World Championship as a Brown Belt, he was awarded his black belt in 2011 and is currently a 2nd degree Black Belt.
Since achieving his black belt he continued competing at the highest level, conquering some of the most important titles of the sport. As a Black Belt, he is a 2-time Silver Medalist and a 3-time Bronze Medalist at the World Championships, a Pan-American Champion, Brazilian National Champion, and 3-time European Champion. He has competed against many of the biggest names of the sport and has been on contract with some of the biggest professional Brazilian Jiu Jitsu events, such as Copa Podio and ACBJJ.
Alexander Hilligsoe Trans has traveled all over the world competing and doing seminars and spent a few years living in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, training at the famous GF Team Headquarters under Julio Cesar Pereira, and has also lived in Abu Dhabi where he taught Jiu Jitsu to the students in the public school. He has been teaching Jiu Jitsu since 2009 and has experience teaching both adults and kids of all skill-levels.
2x IBJJF World Silver Medalist – Black Belt
3x IBJJF World Bronze Medalist – Black Belt
2x IBJJF World Champion– Brown Belt
IBJJF World Champion – Purple Belt
IBJJF Pan-American Champion – Black Belt
3x IBJJF Pan-American Silver Medalist – Black Belt
3x IBJJF Pan-American Bronze Medalist – Black Belt
2x IBJJF Pan-American Champion– Brown Belt
3x IBJJF European Champion – Black Belt
2x IBJJF European Bronze Medalist – Black Belt
2x IBJJF European Champion – Brown Belt
2x IBJJF European Champion – Purple Belt
IBJJF Brazilian National Champion – Black Belt
IBJJF Brazilian National Champion – Brown Belt
IBJJF No-Gi World Champion – Brown Belt
2x IBJJF No-Gi Pan-American Champion – Brown Belt
2x IBJJF No-Gi Brazilian National Champion – Brown Belt
UAEJJF King of Mats Champion – Black Belt
2x ADCC European Champion