Alberto Crane is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Vinicius “Draculino” being also the first American to become a black belt under the Gracie Barra Academy banner. Alberto Crane stacked a series of accolades as a BJJ and MMA competitor as well as from a coaching stance, having produced several solid grapplers in his carreer as a coach.
Alberto started Gracie Barra Encino when he first moved to Los Angeles from Santa Fe, New Mexico however his passion for Jiu-Jitsu started when he was 18 and with the encouragement of a few friends, he moved to Brazil to study the art. He dedicated his life to learning and competing and accomplished the goals he had set out for himself including wining the Gold Medal at the Worlds as a Black Belt. Alberto moved back to Santa Fe and started his first school there. Many years later, he is now helping his students achieve their goals and reach their full potential here in Los Angeles.