Started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) in 1999 with Marcos Santos (5th degree black belt in BJJ under the world renowned Machado Brothers) in New York City.

After training with great names in BJJ like Marcelo Garcia, Helio Soneca, Rigan Machado, Marcelo Bittencourt and others, Alex Rocha became a black belt in 2009. Since then he has been teaching BJJ for adults and kids.

In 2012, Alex Rocha got his first Black Belt Strip.

Since 2013 Alex Rocha is part of Renzo Gracie Cranford.