Alliance Martial Arts
| Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti
Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti, Fabio Gurgel
Mixed 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 2008-2016. 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 Sao Paulo (Sao 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.
Alliance Jiu Jitsu Wikipedia
Alliance was founded in 1993, by Romero Jacaré Cavalcanti, Fabio Gurgel, Alexandre Paiva and Fernando Gurgel.
Main Titles:Eleven times World Champions - 1998, 1999, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 ,2014, 2015 and 2016..
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
Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti - Founder & one of six Rolls Gracie black belts
Fabio "General" Gurgel - Founder & 4x IBJJF World Heavyweight Champion
Alexandre "Gigi" Paiva - Founder & Head of Alliance in Rio de Janeiro
Fernando "Terere" Augusto - 2x IBJJF World Middleweight Champion
Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles Maciel - 4x IBJJF World Featherweight Champion/2x No Gi World Champ
Marcelo "Marcelinho" Garcia - 5x IBJJF World Middleweight Champion
Sergio "Serginho" Moraes - 1x IBJJF World Middleweight Champion
Felipe "Zicró" Neto - 2x Rio de Janeiro State Champion, Florida State Champion
Tarsis Humphreys - 1x IBJJF World Medium/Heavy Champion
Lucas Lepri - 3x IBJJF World Lightweight Champion/2x No Gi World Champion
Mário Reis - 2x IBJJF World Featherweight Champion
Bruno Malfacine - 8x IBJJF World Roosterweight Champion
Matt Larsen - Creator of the US Army Combatives Program
Bernardo Faria - 2x IBJJF World Champion
Leo Nogueira - 3x IBJJF Super Heavyweight World Champion/ Bronze ADCC Champion
Fernando Di Piero “Soluço” - Multiple-time international medalist