Former world champion to open Progresso Jiu Jitsu gym in Plano
Alexander Hilligsoe Trans (center) is a former jiujitsu fighter who has competed and earned top titles in national and world championships. He will open his first gym, Progresso Jiu Jitsu, in Plano in mid-September. (Courtesy Alexander Hilligsoe Trans)
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Progresso Jiu Jitsu expects to open around Sept. 14 at 3000 Custer Road, Ste. 220, Plano. The gym’s owner and lead instructor, Alexander Hilligsoe Trans, is a former jiujitsu fighter who has competed and earned top titles in national and world championships. The gym will offer skill-level based classes for adults and children as young as age 4. Discounts will be offered to the first 50 members who sign up. Free trial classes are available. 214-436-1423. www.progressojiujitsu.com
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.