Sunday, January 29, 2012

Closed for Construction

We'd like to publicly thank everyone who came out on Saturday and helped us move into our new facility. Due to the bureaucracy of the city of Dunwoody and Dekalb county, we are still in the process of renovating our new location and will not be having classes on Monday as we hoped.

For all the updates and info about when we will be having our first class in our new home watch this spot and check out our fb page

We thank you for your patients as we build the greatest school in N.America

- Alliance Management

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Directions To Our New Location

New address: 4630 N. Shallowford rd, Dunwoody GA 30338

Directions from our old location 

Highway option: Turn left onto Roswell rd. Make left onto 285E. Take Chamblee Dunwoody off ramp and turn left on Chamblee Dunwoody. Turn right on N. Shallowford rd and we are on the right. 

Side Streets: Turn left onto Roswell rd. Left on Mt Vernon. Right on Chamblee Dunwoody, Chamblee Dunwoody becomes N. Shallowford and we are on the right.

Directions from the North

400S to 285E. Take Chamblee Dunwoody off ramp and turn left on Chamblee Dunwoody. Turn right on N. Shallowford rd and we are on the right.

75S to 285E. Take Chamblee Dunwoody off ramp and turn left on Chamblee Dunwoody. Turn right on N. Shallowford rd and we are on the right.

85S to 285W. Take Chamblee Dunwoody/N. Shallowford off ramp. Go straight over the first light onto the access road running next to the highway. Turn right onto N. Shallowford and we are on the left

Directions from Downtown

75/85N to 400N to 285E. Take Chamblee Dunwoody off ramp and turn left on Chamblee Dunwoody. Turn right on N. Shallowford rd and we are on the right.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Rapid Fire Purples

In our latest installment of our in house tournament, our purple belts showed that the biggest difference between blue and purple belts is their ability to finish. Some expected to see some long matches and even stepped out for lunch as the tournament began, only to return with the event already over.

After some exciting finishes it came down to Joey Collins and Jim Brochu. Two men with very different games. Jim got into the final by his ability to set up chokes from odd angles while Joey relied on his leg locks to put him in the finals. After some back and forth between the two, Jim was the one who went for Joey's foot. Unfortunately for him, this played into the big man's game and didn't let the opportunity to exchange go to waste. After some resistance it was Jim who found himself tapping.

Congratulations to Joey Collins who booked himself a spot at Pan in March. Your registration is on us!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fight For Your Belt Tournament - Blue Belts

In the second installment of our Fight For Your Belt Tournament our blue belts put on a great show! 21 competitors from our association came to fight for a purple belt.

Match of the day - Record Breaking 

We thought the white belts had some long matches, but Philipie Bitencourt and Dexter Rivers took it to a new level. Their first round match lasted 1 hour 46 mins and 25 seconds. An extraordinary battle that came to the brink so many time, but the guys always found some way to hold on. Well almost always.

Philipe went on to win that epic battle, and fought another 2 matches before falling to the eventual champion. Philipe ended up competing for a grand total of 1 hour, 55 mins and 47 seconds. Clearly he was exhausted!

After watching the marathon of a match Jacare decided that 37yr old  Dexter River had earned his purple belt. Even though he lost the match, a new belt is a nice consolation

New Purple Belt

Chris Nicolias fought his way to the top of the blue belt mountain on Saturday. Chris requested to delay his official promotion until he competes in the Pan in March. Hopefully Chris will have another dominating performance in Cali

Jacare on The Fight Works Podcast

Great interview from the founder of 6x World Championship team Romero Jacare Cavalcanti

And you can listen directly here:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pan Camp 2012

We are excited to announce confirmation of two champion black belts will be joining Lucas Lepri and Michael Langi at our Pan Camp. Gabriel Goulart and Tiago Rocha will be joining us in March to prepare for the Pans.

This is what we all have to look forward to:

Gabriel Goulart

Tiago Rocha

Alliance In-House Tournament - White Belts

We had a great turn out for the first week of our In-House tournament on Saturday.
Representatives from Greenville,  Gentry MMA, Megaladon, Tekniques and Alliance Huntsville joined our guys on the mat for a great day of friendly competition.

Match of the Day

Special shout out to Derik Wilson and James Godwin who ended up fighting for 54mins and 23 seconds in their first round match. You guys are both worriers, that was incredible!

New Blue Belt

Big congrats to Brian Hutchings who came out on top on Saturday. Brian fought 4 tough matches to be the last man standing and our newest blue belt. Good job to our black belt Casey Banes who is obviously doing a great job in Athens at Megaladon BJJ to have his student win this event.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Keiko Gi's in stock!

Limited numbers available so act NOW!!!

All GIs are white and customized with Alliance logos and patches

Rip - Stop Pants with Alliance Logos

Hoodies Also In Stock!

For questions or to place orders please contact the school at 404-843-0606