Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Jacare and Fabio Seminar

Article written by Kid Pelegro

Jacare and Gurgel's Seminar at Alliance Tallahasse Pics
This past Friday, October 23rd Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti and Fabio Gurgel conducted a seminar at Felipe Neto's Alliance Tallahasse. The seminar was great fun and everyone of course learned a lot from the leaders of Alliance Team.  Check out some pics from the seminar:

Jacare, Gurgel and Neto addressing the students
Jacare, Gurgel and Neto with students
Jacare checking the students

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Training with Fabio Gurgel

With the Instructor's course beginning this morning we have the privilege of learning from and training with many great instructors. For tonight's class, Jacare handed over command to his top General Fabio Gurgel.

Taking the back 


Fabio walking Shereen trough a technique (variation)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

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Happy Birthday Professor Jacare!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Jacare Vs Gabi

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Paulo Sergio. 22 Second Submission!!!

Paulo Sergio is an original student of Professor Jacare's. Here he is in 2007 with a 22 second submission.

"Alliance All Stars" Episode 2

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Monday, October 18, 2010

World Champions visiting!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Documentary on the effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Its All In The Details

There is no secret to have great Jiu-Jitsu. All you need is an Instructor who takes the time to make sure you are doing everything right!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Come to The Chris Class

Fridays at 6:30pm

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday Night Training

In tonight's class we worked on takedowns and Clock Choke from the side. We had a huge class so we trained in groups and worked specific situations.

Videos are from the situational - attacking the turtle.

Preston vs Alec


JT vs Tony

Sera vs Julia 

James vs Pedro - World class BJJ and Submission Grappling Training

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Training on the road

While in TX Shreen Fons stopped in and trained with our good friend Steve

New Blue Belt!!

Nice work Aaron!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Who wants to revive the Buzios camp?

I came across this old video, and was thinking of getting a petition going for Jacare to start taking us to Brazil again. What do you think?

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Seminar on Sunday 10/17

Luanna Alzuguir and Gabi Garcia seminar

Cost is $50 Cash Only


Open to all, both male and female, any affiliation

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Huge Saturday Class!

Friday, October 8, 2010

"Tune Up Your Takedown" by Adam benShea

The reason that many fail to finish a takedown (or ‘shot’) can, usually, be attributed to two easily remedied details.

First, you have to change levels with your legs, not your back!

The first action in a takedown should be ‘changing levels,’ or using your legs to lower your center of gravity so that you are level with your opponent’s hips. Too often, we see people changing levels with their backs. They bend their back forward and charge like a mummy suffering from a bout with vertigo! This makes for a takedown that is predicable and lacking in strength. However, when you change levels with your legs beneath you, they will offer a resource for strength and movement (both of which are crucial for the successful takedown).

Second, the initial contact of a takedown should feel like a punch to your opponent’s gut!
To accomplish this, one must use the back leg (or ‘trail leg’) as an anchor point from which to push off. Specifically, the back leg should be used to launch you into your opponent. If executed correctly, your opponent will fold over your shoulder (making the completion of the takedown much more likely).

Drilling the movement of a correctly executed takedown will improve your shot. But, sometimes drilling just isn’t enough. So, here are some sport specific exercises to tune up your takedown.

Lunge Away!

Lunges are a great exercise that mimics the action of a takedown. In a lunge, you change levels with your legs, not your back. Moreover, lunges increase leg strength in the replicated takedown motion. This makes for a stronger ‘pop’ into your opponent.
Some variations of the lunge include: Walking Lunge, Standing Lunge, Jumping Lunge, and Barbell Lunge. (Note: To reduce the chance of injury, do not let your knee fall over your toes). (

Just Band It!

Get a resistance band and attach it to your waist (any strong resistance band will do, but resistance bands specific to grappling training are available). Make sure you attach the other end to an immovable object (e.g. you training partner holds it, tie it to the leg of that big dude who rules the buffet line…whatever). Once the band is in place, shoot away! The resistance of the band will increase as you drive through your takedown. Drill your shot for one minute with the band, then one minute without the band. And repeat.

Get Wet!

Find access to a pool and get in the shallow end. With the water at waist level, drill your takedowns. The natural resistance provided by the water will offer a great way to strengthen the action of your takedown. Work on your takedowns for 10-15 minutes. Once on dry land, you should notice an increase in the speed and strength of your shot. You may look weird, but, in a public pool, you will just be one of many. - Champions BJJ and Submission Wrestling

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Another Blue Belt!

Congratulations Mike! (lol at Prof. Jacare)

Gi Sale! Gi Sale! Gi Sale! Gi Sale! (Am I repeating myself?)

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Thursday Class

Today day we worked on takedowns.
Here's Jacare demonstrating a single leg from a fake Guard pull and then we finished off with some situationals and then rolling.

Ian and Colin, situationals - Attacking the Turtle


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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Parabens Lucao!

Alliance Black Belt Lucas Lepri takes Gold at the Pan NOGI Championships  this weekend in NY. - Champions BJJ and Submission Wrestling

Blue belt! - For the best BJJ and Submission Grappling

Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday Night Class

We had a big turn out for the first Monday in October. 
In tonight's class we covered going to the back from the DLR Guard.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

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