Saturday, October 31, 2009

Teens and Ladies Class

Today was our inaugural Teens and Ladies class. This is a class from 11am-12am every Saturday. It is designed to give everyone a chance to get a great class in. We had a great turnout! We always want new people to come out, so if you have any friends the first class is always free. If they sign up then you get a free month.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday Lunch Class

We had a great turnout for lunch class today, especially since it was overcast.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Flower Sweep

Jacare going over the finer points of the Flower Sweep for the beginner's class

Thursday Lunch Class

Today Cobrinha was teaching his back mobility drills to everyone:

Pre-Lunch Thursday

We had a good turn out today, the guys where hanging out right before class began:

And a picture of a large Wednesday night class:

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wednesday Night Class - Back to The Basics

In today's class we went back to the basics and reminderd ourselves of the fundamentals. We warmed up with Judo style grip fighting followed by takedowns and technique. The technique of the day was the Cross Choke from the Mount, Rodger Gracie style!

Warming up - Grip Fighting

Cross Choke from Mount

Jordan starts mounted on Alec, he places his right arm into Alec's collar palm up. Note: As Jordan slides his arm in he shifts his weight to his left, this makes it harder for Alec to bump him off

Jordan places his second hand in the collar palm up (Thumb inside)

To finish the choke, Jordan turns his wrists, pulls his elbows towards his hips and places his head on the the same side as his second hand

Gracie Mag Website

Rafael Rosendo Dos Santos was featured on the Gracie Mag Website today, if you get a chance check out the article.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Tuesday Lunch Class

Today we warmed up with takedown drills, followed by live takedowns. Nara hit a awesome throw:

This was followed by an escape from side control:

Monday, October 26, 2009

Monday Lunch Class

We had a good turnout for lunch class today, everyone wanted to burn some calories after the weekend.

We started the day with Cobrinha's neck and back flexability warm ups:

This was followed by a basic guillotine defense:

We followed with specific training, passing and defending the guard.

Tracy and Jeff:

Clinton and Cobrinha:

Friday, October 23, 2009

Gracie Mag

Professor Jacare was recently featured on the Gracie Mag website. If you get a chance check it out!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thursday Lunch Class

Today we continued our training on single leg takedowns:

Following single legs we did more chokes, and then we had training time. Here we see Eric and Jordan doing a light roll:

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wednesday Lunch Class

Today we started with Yoga warm ups. We then went into variations on the single leg takedown. Jacare covered many options, a demonstration of one:

After Professor demonstrated the takedwon the students did some drilling/light sparring to reinforce the technique:

This was followed by live takedowns, with the leg already secured:

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuesday Night

Tonight the beginners class started with a personal favorite the zig-zagy snake warm up:

After the warm up Professor Jacare taught us a self defense throw series:

This was followed by a double attack, a cross collar choke followed by a Arm Bar:

Alliance Kids!

Some of the Alliance Kids rolled up on there bikes today, they are hardcore!

Monday, October 19, 2009

New Blue Belts

Some more pictures from Chris and Faron's promotions. Congratulations guys, and train hard!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Saturday Class

Today the Alliance Kids had an intense class:

This was followed by the adult's class. Class today stared with my favorite Jacare Yoga:

Chris and Faron tested for Blue Belts today, both where successful:

A nice sweep during the free roll:

Friday, October 16, 2009

Lutador Pictures

Marisol took some Lutador pictures, and if anyone else has any pictures they want on the blog just send them to and we will get them up here.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Thursday Lunch Class

Today we did a lot of rolling, and I showed a new guy some stuff, so no techniques for the blog:

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Training Hard

Fresh off our Lutador win we had a packed house tonight!

Despite the fact that there is no tournament on the horizon the classes remain full, awesome dedication guys!

Thursday Night Beginners Class

Today's beginner's class opened up with some fundamental self-defense.

To start the technique, Bart grabs Jacare from behind. Jacare immediately protects his neck, squats down to lower his base so Bart can't pull him backwards

Jacare puts his chin to his chest and throws Bart over his head

Note: Jacare keeps his balance and doesn't fall on top of Bart and maintains control of the arm after the throw is complete

To finish Jacare places his knee on Bart's stomach

And starts dropping bombs! (An armbar would of worked but I guess he was pissed at Bart)

Monday, October 12, 2009

NoGi Pan-Ams

Tracy was nice enough to get us some more NoGi Pan-Am pictures.


Alliance won the Lutador again! Congrats to Chris Moriarty and Jonathan Tooker splitting the win in the Heavy Weight Pro Division, Alec and Jordan splitting the win in the purple belt absolute, and Jeff winning the bluebelt absolute. Other then the pro and absolute divisions we had many people win their divisions. Congratulations to all the competitors!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Lunch Class

Today Jacare was in a "MMAish" mood and it was reflected in our warmups:

This was followed by Cobrinha showing a variation of the guillotine:

- Darren shoots the double leg on Cobrinha, who begins to sprawl.

- Cobrinha reaches underneeth with his right hand.

- Cobrinha secures his grips.

- Cobrinha shifts his left elbow over the back and his right hand stays underneeth the chin.

- Cobrinha continues the movement.

- Cobrihna finishes the move.

A video of the move:

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thursday Night Class Recap

Tonight's class we continued our theme of attacking the Turtle. Tonight's technique is the Clock Choke

To start the technique DJ shoots in and Cobrinha sprawls. (Note: When Cobrinha sprawls he uses his left arm to cross face). Cobrinha immediately moves around to DJ's back.

From here Cobrinha can take DJ's back but Cobrinha also has the option to look for the submission. Cobrinha reaches inside DJ's far collar with his left hand and controls DJ's arm with his right

Cobrinha pulls DJ's arm inside and puts his head to the floor

To apply pressure to the choke Cobrinha begins to walk around DJ's head