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Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ is a martial art based on grappling and ground fighting, focusing on the skill of controlling one's opponent through techniques that force him or her to submit. Brazilian jiu-jitsu focuses on getting an opponent to the ground in order to neutralize possible strength or size advantages through ground fighting techniques and submission holds involving joint-locks and chokeholds. On the ground, physical strength can be offset or enhanced through proper grappling techniques.

About Alliance BJJ

Alliance was founded in 1993 by Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti (Alliance Atlanta) and his students Fabio “The General” Gurgel (Alliance Sao Paulo) and Alexandre “Gigi” Paiva (Alliance Rio).

Alliance is the most dominant competition team in the history of the sport. Alliance is the winner of 12 team World titles. Many of our professional black belts from Alliance Jiu Jitsu are in the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Hall of Fame. 

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This is the result of a flawless management team that reinforces teamwork, discipline, safety, and respect to each member.  On the technical side, this is the result of a carefully crafted curriculum that introduces the student to the foundations of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in a way that is safe, fun, and effective.  According to one of our founders, Fábio Gurgel, we want provide Jiu Jitsu for EVERYONE.


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