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Meet the Family: Alex Ueda

August 16, 2012

Alex Ueda is a certified purple belt and an instructor at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy. In January of 2007, Alex became unhappy with the weight he was gaining from having a full time desk job, and he decided it was time to get in shape. Since he wasn't much of the treadmill type, Alex thought he would give Gracie Jiu-Jitsu a try. After the first lesson, he was hooked, and a few months later, not only had he reached his target weight, but his confidence soared from his new-found self-defense skills. After seeing the profound impact Gracie Jiu-Jitsu had on his life, Alex decided to become an instructor so he could impact others in the same way.

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