About Sensei Max Trombini


Maximiliano Trombini is a Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt famous amongst the grappling community for having been the coach of the Brazilian Judo Federation’s Newaza (ground fighting) department, he has also worked with the Japanese Judo Federation in that department, a work that has been praised by some of the main figures in Judo such as Tadahiro Nomura (Olympic Champion) and Hitoshi Saito (Japanese National Judo Team coach).

Max Trombini in Detail

Full Name: Milton Maximiliano Trombini

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Bering >

Main Titles: South American Champion (Judo); Sao Paulo State Champion (BJJ)

Weight Division: Peso Medio (Middleweight) 82kg-194lbs

Team/Association: Cia Paulista

Maximiliano Trombini’s Biography

Max Trombini was born on the 23rd of May 1968 in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He started training Judo when he was 13 as a way to exorcise his inner demons. He had lost his grandfather at the time, a figure that was of incredible influence in the life of young Maximiliano, and his mother thought it would do him some good to start practicing sports as a way to release the repressed anger. Trombini’s first coach was sensei Josino de Sousa in the city of Ubatuba. At a later stage Max Trombini had the opportunity to move to the city of Bastos where he trained under Sensei Uishiro Umakakeba, a man that would be of tremendous influence in his conduct inside and outside of the mats.

Though Trombini was not a top competitor, he did get invited on 2 occasions to be part of the National team for both the Olympics and the World Judo Championships, a mark he fell short of obtaining. Maximiliano’s understanding of both sports (Judo and BJJ) made him an exceptional coach having helped in the development of many champions which led to over 35 medals at the World Championships (BJJ) and 200 podiums at the “Paulista” (Sao Paulo State JJ Championships). This led the head coach of the Brazilian Judo Team, Luis Shinohara, to invite Max to become the ground coach of the team, a project that also bore fruits and opened the door to several other invitations from other Important Judo federations such as Russia, Germany, Portugal and Slovenia.