Thursday, April 28, 2011

Bring your GI Fridays

We will be having GI classes Fridays until the Mundials.

Jim McPherson - Pan Champion

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mundial Camp Hotel Info

Just wanted to let everyone know that we have open registration for our Mundial Camp which will be May 23rd-29th.  The price will be $299.99 for the full week but this price will only be available to those that register before May 22nd.

Please  to go to to reserve your spot.

In an effort to make the camp affordable for everyone, I have booked 10 Double Queen rooms at the Comfort Inn suites for $55 a night.
The address is:
5793 Roswell rd

The contact person is Nawal Nahra her number is 404-252-6400 ext 253, tell them you are coming for the Alliance Mundial Camp
This is a by far the best deal we have ever got with a hotel but space is limited so book TODAY!!!

Fabio Gurgel Talks Steroids - Inside BJJ Interview

Article from -

Inside BJJ recently contact Fabio Gurgel to get his perspective and response on the issue of steroid use and steroid testing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Below is Fabio’s response. Special thanks to Fabio Gurgel and the Alliance Team for their cooperation.

Fabio Gurgels
“I wouldn’t comment Caio’s Terra interview ( I don’t think he deserves), but once that he mentioned Alliance instructors I will do it.

First of all, he mentioned many times about his students [competing] against top competitors, I don’t really know what students he is talking about, [I] never heard about any!

About being the most weak fighter in his division is not because he doesn’t take steroids, it can be just because he has the worst genetic (sic) in the sport, and it is really hard to fight against that.
I saw my guys training really hard everyday, sacrifice many things to be in best shape they can technically and physically. Who is Caio Terra to consider himself more technical than others? Just because he is small and weak, come on…

I never took any steroids in my life, and that’s what I tell my students to do. If this gentleman knows everything about everyone, he should point his finger and put out names. Don’t try to make the sport looks (sic) bad because this is not true. Probably some competitors take steroids but they are not the majority as he says. The guy that he mentioned indirectly in his interview after his fight at Pan Ams definitely doesn’t (sic) take.

If IBJJF wants to do the test, Alliance would support it 100%. If it doesn’t, we will still [be] fighting for the sport’s growth as we always did.”

Monday, April 25, 2011

Alliance Article

Here is a picture from the Article about Alliance in Fight & Life magazine from Japan.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Langhi: “You have to know how to lose”

Article from Graciemag
by Carlos Eduardo Ozório — April 20, 2011

Langhi in action at Pan 2011
Accustomed to winning, Michael Langhi has long been a standout as a Jiu-Jitsu competitor in the lightweight division, one of the most heavily disputed weight classes in the gentle art these days. In recent years the black belt won all the main events, among them the Worlds, Pan and European Open. Without a blemish on his record in years, earning him the post of GRACIEMAG magazine’s most consistent athlete, Langhi ended up dropping a match to Leandro “Lo” Pereira, who then went on to win the under-74 kg division, at the World Pro. In the following conversation with, the Alliance ace comments on losing for the first time in so long, heaps praise on Leandro, criticizes the posture of some companions, and points out the biggest standouts in Abu Dhabi:

How did it feel to lose?

I was of course saddened by it. I hadn’t lost in practically three years and was pretty bummed. But it comes with the sport, it’s something everyone is subject to. Two go in, and one leaves the loser. Unfortunately, I was the loser this time.

Where do you think you went wrong? Did you learn anything from it?

I have no excuse. I could have done what a lot of others do and made up a bunch of things. The truth is that my opponent (Leandro Lo) was better than me and had an excellent championship. One needs to have the posture of a champion off the mat. There are those who only have it in victory, but in defeat they don’t know how to deal and assume attitudes that aren’t those of a true champion. The lesson I derived from all this is that sooner or later the house comes down, and it comes down for everybody. Like I said, if you are someone who besides being good at Jiu-Jitsu has a good attitude, you receive praise even in defeat. But if you let things go to your head, when the house comes down it’s an even greater shock. I don’t hide, and I compete everywhere I can. I’d rather lose than not fight. The sting of defeat is something I can live with, but the shame of not fighting and being afraid. . . That was something else that was kind of strange over there, since so many didn’t fighter, but I can’t judge anyone.

What did you think of Leandro?

He’s a humble kid who already has the posture of a champion, he doesn’t talk evil of anyone. I already knew of his potential, because I kept up with his career here in São Paulo.

Was there anyone in particular who impressed you at the World Pro?

A number of fighters impressed me. One of them was Rodolfo Vieira, with whom I’ve had the opportunity of facing in the absolute quarterfinals. He really is something else, with Jiu-Jitsu all his own. He always goes for it and seeks the submission. I had the pleasure of facing him. I can’t leave out Augusto Tanquinho either – he had an excellent campaign. He had a really good strategy and Jiu-Jitsu; he put the stops on everyone. But a lot of others like Leandro and Lucio Lagarto did really well. The championship had a lot of great surprises.

When will you next see action?

I’m going to focus on the Brazilian Nationals and the Worlds. Those are the next CBJJ and IBJJF events, and I’m in. I’m already training even more, I’m more dedicated now so I can make my comeback. God willing, I’ll go have a good championship.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Alliance wins NY Open!

Academy results:
1- Alliance - 161 pts
2- Lloyd Irvin M. A. - 146 pts
3- Renzo Gracie - 124 pts

Congratz to everyone that competed!!!

Check our online store.

Most items will sell out quickly, and will not be made again.

Pre-register for our Worlds Camp. Link:

Friday, April 15, 2011

Mundials Training Camp

Alliance Mundial Championships Training Camp

In an effort to retain win the World Title for the third year in a row, we are once again hosting a Camp in preparation for the World Championships to be held in Long Beach CA, USA. The Camp will be held at the Sandy Springs location from the May 23rd-28th.

Alliance’s Head Coach Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti will be overseeing his top students teaching 2 classes a day for an entire week. Also in attendance will be the Instructors and Students from all of our affiliations in the US, Canada, Brazil and Europe. The camp will be open to all students regardless of affiliation.

Included in the Camp are 2 structured classes per day taught by our world class instructors that will focus on BJJ specific exercises to sharpen our skills for the Mundial.
Our goal is to fill the strongest team possible so we request that all of our Association Instructors send us a list of all their students that wish to compete as soon as possible

  • When: May 23rd- May 28th
  • Where: 6331 Roswell rd Atlanta GA 30328
  • Price: $299 For the Week or $40 per session
  • More Info: Clinton at 404-843-0606 or
  • Website :

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Alliance Purple Belt

Congratz Roger!!!

Message From Jacare to our Abu Dhabi Competitors

To our Alliance warriors:
Win and loose is part of the sport, only those who fight knows that.
Tomorrow is a new day, the true warrior is the one always ready for the next battle, not the one crying for the ones he lost.
I am ALWAYS with you, no matter what I am very proud of you, Alliance forever.
Congratulations to my student Pedro Torres from Alliance Atlanta, Ga and Soluco student Sinistro Iturralde Alliance Ecuador, both in the finals of their divisions under 65kg and 74kg in the Abu Dhadi Pro you are the future of our team, good luck Sat in the final match, I am confident you will win and bring the gold medal to us.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New Alliance Purple Belt

Congratz Joey Boy!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

ATTN: Pan Medalists

Jacare asked for everyone that placed at the Pan to please bring their medals to class Thursday (4/14) evening for a group picture.

Thanks and Congrats!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

NO GI Fridays

We are returning to our regular class schedule with NOGI classes on Fridays at 12pm and 6:30pm

Paleo Challenge

Untitled from Chace Wheaton on Vimeo.