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Tarsis Humphreys

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5050 Guard Instructional by Lachlan Giles

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 (today called Abu Dhabi World Pro) in both his weight and the open weight divisions back in 2009.

Tarsis Humphreys Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Tarsis Carvalho Humphreys

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fábio Gurgel > Tarsis Humphreys

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2010)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2006** brown)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2010)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2006 brown, 2009)
  • IBJJF Los Angeles BJJ Pro Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF World Championship Runner-up (2000 blue junior, 2009/2015)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship Runner-up (2004** brown, 2007**/2008)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Championship Runner-up (2008)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship Runner-up (1998 child yellow, 2006 brown absolute, 2009)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2002 purple, 2004** brown/2005* brown, 2007/2008)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Championship 3rd Place (2008*)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship 3rd Place (2010*)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Championship 3rd Place (2007)
  • ADCC Finals 3rd Place (2007)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favourite Position/Technique: Good overall game

Weight Division: Meio Pesado (88kg-194lbs)

Association/Team: Alliance

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 Grappling Record

61 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    31 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
40
8
#86e620
Armbar
20
4
#5AD3D1
Footlock
10
2
#d1212a
Kneebar
5
1
#fad11b
Toe hold
5
1
#f58822
Cross choke
5
1
#224aba
Leglock
5
1
#ff9124
Bow and arrow
5
1
#bf1f6c
Choke
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
49 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    25 (51%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (16%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (14%)
  • BY DECISION
    7 (14%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Kimura
14
1
#86e620
Footlock
14
1
#5AD3D1
Estima lock
14
1
#d1212a
Triangle
14
1
#fad11b
RNC
14
1
#f58822
Choke from back
14
1
#224aba
Heel hook
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tarsis Humphreys Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1439Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2006
1465Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2006
1618Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KGF2007
1632Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 6x6, AdvPan AmericanABSF2007
1648Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLPenADCC Trials88KGF2007
1661A. CacarecoLPointsADCCABS4F2007
1701Demian MaiaDemian MaiaLPointsADCC88KGSF2007
1751Saulo RibeiroSaulo RibeiroLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KGSF2007
1766Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1818Luiz TheodoroLPointsSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1871Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLInjuryPan American88KGF2008
1954Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
2010Marcello SalazarLN/ANoGi Worlds88KGR12008
2052Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPointsCapital Challenge88KGSF2008
2114Rafael RihanLPointsBrasileiro88KGF2009
2257David AvellanLRNCADCC88KG4F2009
2347Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KGF2009
2369Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR12009
2498Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLAdvEuropeanABSSF2010
2740Roger GracieRoger GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.ABS4F2010
2911Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 3x0World Pro.83KG4F2011
2927Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 5x2World Pro.ABSSF2011
3794Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.88KGR12012
4101Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarLPts: 0x0World Champ.94KG4F2012
4279Rofolfo VieiraLPts: 16x0RockstrikeABSNA2012
4365Dean ListerDean ListerLHeel hookWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4600Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLKimuraPan American88KGR12013
4654Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 6x0World Pro82KG4F2013
4670Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsWorld ProABSSF2013
4672Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLAdvWorld ProABS3PLC2013
4792Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLPointsWorld Champ.88KG4F2013
7095AJ SousaAJ SousaLPointsWorld Pro85KG4F2015
7156Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0World ProABSR22015
7454Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x0World Champ.88KGF2015
8266J. UrholinD---Macaco BrancoABSSPF2015
9984Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KG4F2016
10086Joao RochaJoao RochaLFootlockAll Star TourABSF2016
10776Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPts: 0x0, AdvUS Open95KGSF2016
11937Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLReferee DecisionFIVE Super League92KGSF2017
11938Tanner RiceTanner RiceLEstima lockFIVE Super League92KG3RD2017
12344Diego HerzogLPointsAmerican Cup94KGRR2017
15861Clark GracieClark GracieLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats85KGRR2018
15864Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLTriangleKing of Mats85KGRR2018
16363Esdras MendesLPointsWorld Champ.88KG8F2018
16766Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.O81KGSF2018
16767James PuopoloJames PuopoloLReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.O81KG3RD2018
17538Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
17730Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPointsBlack Belt CBDO83KGSF2018
19241Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 5x0Pan American88KG4F2019
20227Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 3x0World Champ.88KGR22019
1616Joao OliveiraWArmbarPan American88KGSF2007
1630Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2007
1646Rousimar PalharesRousimar PalharesWPointsADCC Trials88KG4F2007
1647Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPointsADCC Trials88KGSF2007
1655Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCCABSR12007
1695Jorge SantiagoWPointsADCC88KGR12007
1698David AvellanWChokeADCC88KG4F2007
1703Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWFootlockADCC88KG3PLC2007
1811Shiko YamashitaWPts: 9x0Super ChallengeABSR12007
1816Antoine JaoudeWKneebarSuper ChallengeABS4F2007
1821Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 6x4Super ChallengeABS3PLC2007
1870Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2008
1950Paul HalmWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KG4F2008
1952Andre FreitasWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2008
2051Junior SantosWArmbarCapital Challenge88KG4F2008
2054Edmilson C.WPointsCapital Challenge88KG3RD2008
2115UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiroABS4F2009
2116T. GaiaWChoke from backBrasileiroABSSF2009
2122Thiago BragaWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABSSF2009
2124Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro.ABSF2009
2135Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 2x0World Pro.88KGF2009
2255I. PraporshchikovWPointsADCC88KGR12009
2344Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2009
2346Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWFootlockWorld Champ.88KGSF2009
2488UnknownWToe holdEuropean88KG4F2010
2489Marcelo BernardoWPointsEuropean88KGSF2010
2490Max CarvalhoMax CarvalhoWArmbarEuropean88KGF2010
2495UnknownWCross chokeEuropeanABS4F2010
2649Nivaldo LimaWPts: 6x4Brasileiro88KGF2010
2695Igor AraujoWPointsWorld Champ.88KGR12010
2698Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KG4F2010
2702Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGSF2010
2703Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWLeglockWorld Champ.88KGF2010
2737Ben BaxterBen BaxterWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12010
2910Jimmy HarbisonWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.83KGR12011
3740Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 2x0Gramado Trials94KGSF2012
3742Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 8x2Gramado Trials94KGF2012
4096Ulpiano MalachiasUlpiano MalachiasWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGR22012
4589Ben BaxterBen BaxterWPointsPan American88KGR12013
4598Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWChoke from backPan American88KGR22013
4667Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPenWorld ProABS4F2013
7086Eduardo VieyraWPointsWorld Pro85KGR12015
7091Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
7445Julien CazierWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KG8F2015
7450Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 7x2World Champ.88KG4F2015
7452Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWPts: 6x4World Champ.88KGSF2015
9977Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2016
10085Tryfon StathopoulosWChoke from backAll Star Tour94KGF2016
10663Nick SchrockNick SchrockWPts: 6x0BJJ Pro LA94KGSF2016
10665Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWDQBJJ Pro LA94KGF2016
11934Leandro LoLeandro LoWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League92KG4F2017
12345Diego HerzogWN/AAmerican Cup94KGRR2017
12346A. DwightWPointsAmerican CupABSSF2017
12736Eric SianWPts: 9x2MarianasO82KG4F2017
13065Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2017
13210Joseph MokuWPointsAmerican NG NatsO98KGF2017
16762Casey HellenbergWReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.O81KG8F2018
16764Kevin CasseyWReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.O81KG4F2018
18144Kuhio TabancuraWBow and arrowF2W Pro 9585KGSPF2018
19234Ashur DarmoWReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2019
20218Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGR12019

Tarsis Humphreys Official Instagram: @tarsisjj
Tarsis Humphreys Official Website: tarsisbjj.com (in Portuguese)

Tarsis Humpreys vs. Braulio Estima

High Percentage Chokes  Instructional by Lachlan Giles

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