Tarsis Humphreys is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu top competitor in the black belt “Peso Meio Pesado” division (under 88kg/194lbs). The Alliance BJJ academy representative was the first man graded by Fabio Gurgel from white to black belt to earn a gold medal at the World Championships (in the black belt division), Tarsis was also the winner of the very first World Professional Jiu Jitsu Cup (World Pro Cup) in both his weight and the absolute (open weight) divisions back in 2009.
Tarsis Humphreys Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Tarsis Carvalho Humphreys
- World Champion (2010);
- European Open Champion (2010);
- 2x World Pro Cup Winner (2009 Weight and Absolute);
- 3x Brazilian National Champion (2006, 2009, 2010);
- 2x Pan American Champion (2006 Weight and Absolute);
- World Silver Medallist (2009);
- Brazilian National Silver Medallist (2013);
- 5x World Bronze Medallist (2004 Brown – Weight and Absolute, 2005 Brown – Weight, 2007 Black – Weight, 2008 Black – Weight);
- Bronze Medallist at the ADCC Finals (2007);
- 2nd Place ADCC Brazilian Trials (2007)
Favourite Position/Technique: n/a
Weight Division: Meio Pesado (Medium-Heavyweight) 88kg-194lbs
Tarsis Humphreys Biography
Tarsis Humphreys was born on November 4th 1983 in Sao Paulo capital of Sao Paulo state in Brazil. He started training Jiu Jitsu when he was around 13 years of age after a close friend from school showed him a couple fo BJJ moves, namely the armbar and the “mata leao”. After Tarsis witnessed how effective these techniques were he decided to give Jiu Jitsu a go.
Tarsis’ first and only coach was the famous “General” of Alliance, Fabio Gurgel. Gurgel graded Tarsis in all his belt, including his black belt in 2006 just after he won the world title for the second time in the brown belt division. After he reached the black belt level, Tarsis Humphreys continued in good form proving he was more then capable of fighting amongst the best grapplers in the world, winning the Pan American Championships that year in both his weight and the open weight (absolute) division.
In 2009 after he won both his weight class and the absolute division at the World Pro Cup finals in Abu Dhabi (earning a total of 14 000 dollars in the process), Tarsis told the press he would use that money to invest on tuition for a new profession, though maintaining that he would not leave Jiu Jitsu. Tarsis would later move to the United States of America (2010) where he opened his own academy, though the American experience was short lived and he chose to return to Brazil.
Tarsis Humphreys Sponsors:
- Keiko Raça Kimonos
- Polinesia Tees
- Haiti tatames
- Restaurante Cachoeira Tropical
- Edimilson “Dimas (Strength and conditioning)
- Jason Guilbert (Chiropractor)
- Lucas Nery (Osteopath)
- Takara (Physio)
Tarsis Humphreys vs. Brad Court (Grapplers Quest)
Tarsis Humpreys vs. Braulio Estima