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|Arthur Alvin A. Aguilar|
|Born||Arthur Alvin A. Aguilar
|Other names||Alvin Aguilar|
|Style||Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Yaw-Yan, Pekiti-Tirsia Kali|
|Rank||1st degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu|
Arthur Alvin A. Aguilar is a personality of the mixed martial arts community in the Philippines. He has studied multiple forms of martial arts and has developed his own unique style of fighting. Aguilar has helped increase awareness in and the popularity of the sport. He is the founder of the popular mixed martial art tournament, URCC. Aguilar is considered by his followers as a poser in Philippine MMA (he has never fought in any local or international MMA event), being the first Filipino to be awarded a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
As a child Alvin lived with his sister Drinnie Aguilar. Alvin Aguilar earned his college degree in Behavioral Science at De La Salle University. He first became aware of martial arts at the age of nine, dabbling first in Karate, Arnis and Greco-Roman wrestling. His pursuit of martial arts excellence is guided by three main principles: authenticy, credibility, and combat effectivity.
In his younger days, he was known to roam bars in Manila looking for fights in strip clubs in order to test his fighting skills. He has been involved in numerous streetfights. He was involved in fraternity violence and was expelled by the administrators of De La Salle University due to injuries inflicted on a member of a rival fraternity. He filed a lawsuit against the university and the court eventually ruled in his favor.
Starting his Gracie Jiu-jitsu training at the Gracie Academy in Los Angeles, California in 1993, he became one of three existing certified International training representatives to the Gracie Association. The other two come from Nassau, Bahamas and Canada. In 2006 He was promoted to black belt by Brazilian Black Belt Kazeka Muniz. In 2009 he became a member of Gracie Humaita under Royler Gracie and is now trains under Saulo Ribeiro of Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu, also under Gracie Humaita. In May, 2010, he was promoted to 1st degree black belt by Royler Gracie himself.
Aguilar, along with partners Irwin Tieng, Franz von Muhlfeld and Jed Dario organized the Universal Reality Combat Championship or URCC. Patterned closely after well-established tournaments in the United States and Japan, these competitions are one-on-one unarmed matches where any combination of martial arts can be used and victory is achieved only by knockout or submission.
In the year 1996, Aguilar formed Team DEFTAC and to this day, it is the Philippines' pioneer team in Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Under Aguilar's complete and direct guidance, DEFTAC has trained and produced martial arts champions in BJJ, MMA, Muay Thai, Wrestling and FMA.
B.A.M.F. Mixed Martial Arts Center
In October 2008, Aguilar opened his very own MMA school, the B.A.M.F. Mixed Martial Arts Center. His MMA gym, located in Paranaque, Philippines, offers instruction in Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling and Boxing. Professional fighters like Royce Gracie, Saulo Ribeiro, and Mauricio "Tinguinha" Mariano have conducted seminars at the center.
- Head Coach, Black Belt, Deftac-Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Philippines
- Owner & Head Coach, B.A.M.F Mixed Martial Arts Center
- Head Instructor and Founder of Defense Tactics Center (DEFTAC).
- Founder and President of the Universal Reality Combat Championship Tournament (URCC, 2002)
- Instructor, Sari-An Filipino Martial Arts.
- Instructor, Pekiti-Tirsia.
- Instructor, Carlos Hermanos.
- Sports Director, Yaw-Yan Kickboxing NCR Youth.
- 3-time Undefeated Fighter, Sari-An Annual Sparring Meet.
- Pekiti-Tirsia Awardee, Mabangis Fighter Award.
- 2003 "Filipino Martial Artist of the Year," Universal Martial Arts Hall of Fame.
- 1999 Silver Medallist, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Association Tournament (Detroit Michigan, USA).
- Head Coach, Team RAW FURY (Undefeated in local No Holds Barred fights).
- Head Coach, Philippine Jiu-Jitsu Team (Produced 5 Golds & 2 Silvers in three years of International Competition).
- 1st Filipino fighter awarded with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
- 1st Filipino training representative of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for the Philippines
- 1st Filipino to participate and win a Wing Bowl tournament
- "Most Distinguished Guardian" or M.D.G., the highest honor given by the Tau Gamma Phi Fraternity, for being a former Grand Triskelion of De La Salle University.