Saturday, March 31, 2012

Partial Results from IBJJF

Academy Results


1 - Alliance - 40
2 - Team Lloyd Irvin - 38
3 - Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu - 22


1 - Gracie Barra - 38
2 - Nova União - 25
3 - Cleber Jiu Jitsu - 25



1 - Gracie Barra - 65
2 - Alliance - 52
3 - Roberto Traven BJJ - 37


1 - Alliance - 43
2 - Team Lloyd Irvin - 22
3 - Gracie Humaita - 19

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pan Schedule for Sunday

Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship Schedule/Cronograma para as lutas do Pan de Jiu Jitsu.

Sunday - 01/Abr/2012

9:00 AM 
Brown Adult Male - Rooster to Feather
... Black Adult Male - Rooster to Feather

10:35 AM 
Brown Adult Male - Light
Brown Adult Female
Black Adult Male - Light and Middle

12:35 PM 
Brown Adult Male - Middle
Black Adult Male - Medium Heavy to Super Heavy

2:00 PM 
Brown Adult Male Medium Heavy to Ultra Heavy
Black Adult Male - Ultra Heavy
Black Adult Female

3:45 PM 
Brown Adult Female - Open Class
Black Belt Finals
Brown Adult Male - Open Class

Saturday, March 24, 2012

New Purple Belt

I'd never want to say that there is a bad day to get promoted, but if I had my choice it wouldn't be on the day that we don't have 50 students in from out of town for a training camp.

Either way congratulations to Lindsey Clyburn for this awesome achievement!

Camp Training - Omaplata set up from Closed Guard

Nothing but the best instruction available for our students. I'd like to thank Jacare, Lucas and Gabriel for putting on a great camp and getting everyone sharp for the upcoming tournament!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 1 of Pan Camp!

We had a packed house for the firs night of the Pan Camp. We welcomed guests from Brazil and all over the US. We had guys in from Wisconsin, South Carolina, Michigan, Texas and Hawaii.

Lucas and Jacare are in charge with Gabriel Goulart as a guest instructor.
We started the training with situationals based on the techniques shown in class.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Kids Class taking shape

Kids training with Jacare and Lucas 

Technique of the day!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Congrats Alliance Albany

Alliance Saratoga made our competition debut yesterday at NAGA Albany. We left with 5 golds (w/2 expert devision belts), 3 silvers and 2 bronzes! Three of those golds were in the white belt division by students with less than 6 months of training. A clear testament to the power of the Alliance Fundamentals system!

Jesse Bruchac

Saturday, March 10, 2012

New Blue Belt!

Congrats to Chris Secen on receiving his blue belt. Keep up the good work!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Graciemag Article - Tarsis Humphreys

By: I
March 7, 2012

Tarsis Humphreys em ação na seletiva do WPJJ, em Gramado
Tarsis Humphreys in action at WPJJ tryouts in Gramado
He went nine months without doing Jiu-Jitsu, not even putting on a gi, because of an injured knee. After undergoing surgery in May 2011, the sweat Tarsis dripped was in the physiotherapy room.
Last weekend, still rusty, Tarsis resolved to stick his neck out at the Gramado, Brazil leg of tryouts for the Abu Dhabi WPJJC, to recuperate his confidence. Everything worked out just fine. In the under 92kg division he just missed winning gold, but still the Alliance ace was positive about his performance.
“I felt a lack of wind; but thank God I didn’t feel any injuries. Now it’s back to physical conditioning to get my strength back and not tire out so much, to make it back to the top,” remarked the black belt from São Paulo while in the VIP lounge at Porto Alegre airport.
“For the first time in a long while I totally felt the adrenaline starting with the first match on. Heavy legs… But the main thing was to recover my confidence in the movements,” explained Tarsis.


“I was really tired in the final against Alexandre Souza; my legs were spent. When he broke my grips to pass, I hung on however best I could. He stuck in the hooks and won by 4-0. In the semifinal with Alexandro Ceconi I was already starting to feel fatigue. When he applied pressure from the top, I put him in 50/50 guard and thought, ‘It’s in God’s hands now.’ I remembered how in Abu Dhabi he even passed Rômulo Barral’s guard—something almost no one manages to do. But my guard worked; I hung on and he didn’t pass, so I kept the score at 2-0,” he said, summarizing his assessment of what happened. 
(Watch the semifinal between Tarsis and Ceconi below.)

The champion, Alexandre de Souza, another missing from the competition scene as of late, commented on his win: “I felt some nagging injuries, but I’m doing a good job of picking the competitions I enter; that’s why people haven’t seen me competing lately. In the final I figured Tarsis was going to pull, so I won that one on pressure, breaking his grips and taking his back. I tried to get his neck but he defended well. Now it’s on to fighting for gold in Abu Dhabi in April,” said the trouts winner in celebration.