Jacare Seminar Overview


On last Saturdaty (Dec 8), members from Alliance BJJ clubs gathered in Hamilton to roll and learn some interesting techniques. We had a total of 50 people training! The seminar was taught by the renowned BJJ instructor Romero Jacare Cavalcanti, who is also know for creating the most BJJ World Champions by using his amazing teaching skills and knowledge of the sport. We would also like to congradulate the two guys who got their newly coloured belts at the seminar. Congradulations to Patrick for achieving his purple belt and congradulations to Jason for achieving his black belt. Great work guys!

Two Provincial BJJ Champions

Last week at the Provincial BJJ Championships in Toronto, we achieved two gold metals. We congradulate Patrick on winning a gold in his gi division, and also a congradulations to Mombashar on winning gold in his no-gi division.

Excellent work guys!

Team Training

Alliance BJJ had team training was in Hamilton at Jeff Joslin’s gym. Great training and it is good to see evergbody out on the mats. Congradulations to Reid and Julio passing a hard day of testing and proudly recieving their purple and bluebelt.

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

There will be no classes on Saturday October 6th and on Monday October 8th for the long weekend. Classes resume Tuesday October 9th.

Enjoy your thanksgiving long weekend!

Labour Day Long Weekend Schedule

No classes on Saturday September 1st and on Monday September 3rd. Classes will resume on Tuesday Seotember 4th. Enjoy your long weekend!

Ontario Open Results

Good effort and good results at this years Ontario Open International Jiu Jitsu Championships. As a team we placed in the top three in ten divisions on Saturday and another four in No-Gi on Sunday. Here is a few pictures from the event. If you click on one of the photos it will link to lots more on the Dragan Alliance Flickr.

Alliance Pan Championship Results

Alliance had excellent overall academy results taking first place in the adult male and adult female divisions with 15 medals out of 17 divisions. We also took second in the juvenile and the masters and seniors divisions. I’m only going to list the adult black belt but if you want full 2012 Pan Championship Results you can find them at www.ibjjf.org. Also check out the Pan 2012 photo gallery by John Lamonica that is posted at graciemag.com

Alliance Results

Black Belt Adult Male



Third — Fabbio Passos de Alencar




First — Bruno da Silva Malfacine


Third — Henrique Rezende Costa e Silva




Second — Rubens ‘Cobrinha’ Charles Maciel


Third — Mario Sergio Names Reis




Second — Lucas Alves Lepri




First — Bernardo Augusto Rocha de Faria


Third — Felipe Menezes Bueno


Open Weight


Third — Bernardo Augusto Rocha de Faria

Black Belt Adult Female



First — Luanna Alzuguir Marton Moraes


Third — Emily R. Kwok


Second — Valerie Lynn Worthington




First — Gabrielle Lemos Garcia


Open Class


First — Gabrielle Lemos Garcia


Secoond — Luanna Alzuguir Marton Moraes