Alliance Jiu Jitsu

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Alliance Jiu-Jitsu
Alliance jiu-jitsu.svg
Date founded1993
Country of originBrazil Brazil
FounderRomero "Jacare" Cavalcanti
Fabio Gurgel
Alexandre Paiva
Current headRomero "Jacare" Cavalcanti, Fabio Gurgel, Alexandre Paivas
Arts taughtBrazilian jiu-jitsu
Mixed martial arts
Official website[1] [2] Alliance Martial Arts]

Alliance (pronounced ah-lee-AHN-say from the Brazilian origin, but uh-LAHY-uhns in the American/English form) is one of the most prominent Brazilian jiu-jitsu associations and the current defending World team champion, having won the titles at the World Championships from 2008 to 2016. They also won the World Championships back to back in 1998 and 1999. Alliance was founded by Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti and his students: Fabio Gurgel, Alexandre Paiva, and Fernando Gurgel. Alliance Global headquarters is in Atlanta, Georgia at the Alliance Martial Arts Academy, where "Jacare" is the head instructor. Fabio Gurgel, also known as the "General", is the co-leader of Alliance and the head instructor at Alliance São Paulo (São Paulo, Brazil). Alexandre "Gigi" Paiva heads the third main Alliance academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

In 2010, Alliance won all major competitions: European Championship, Pan American Championship, and the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship; an accomplishment which has never been achieved by any other team in history.

History of Alliance[edit]

Alliance was founded in 1993, by Romero Jacaré Cavalcanti, Fabio Gurgel, Alexandre Paiva and Fernando Gurgel.

Main titles:

  • Twelve times world champions - 1998, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
  • National Brazilian champion in 2011
  • National Brazilian champion in 2009
  • Two times champion Rio Open in 2008 and 2009
  • European champion 2010, 2011 and 2013

Notable black belts[edit]


  1. ^ "Fernando di Piero Soluco | BJJ Heroes".
  2. ^ "Paul Walker Gets Promoted to BJJ Black Belt at Memorial". 11 December 2013.

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