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Tarsis Humphreys

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Instructional by Rafael Lovato Junior

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
Choke
5
1
#fad11b
Kneebar
5
1
#f58822
Toe hold
5
1
#224aba
Cross choke
5
1
#ff9124
Leglock
5
1
#bf1f6c
Bow and arrow
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
RNC
14
1
#86e620
Choke from back
14
1
#5AD3D1
Heel hook
14
1
#d1212a
Kimura
14
1
#fad11b
Footlock
14
1
#f58822
Estima lock
14
1
#224aba
Triangle
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Tarsis Humphreys Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
1440Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2006
1466Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPointsWorld Champ.ABS4F2006
1619Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American88KGF2007
1633Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 6x6, AdvPan AmericanABSF2007
1649Delson HelenoDelson HelenoLPenADCC Trials88KGF2007
1662A. CacarecoLPointsADCCABS4F2007
1702Demian MaiaDemian MaiaLPointsADCC88KGSF2007
1752Saulo RibeiroSaulo RibeiroLPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.88KGSF2007
1767Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.ABSR12007
1819Luiz TheodoroLPointsSuper ChallengeABSSF2007
1872Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLInjuryPan American88KGF2008
1955Alexandre RibeiroAlexandre RibeiroLPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGSF2008
2011Marcello SalazarLN/ANoGi Worlds88KGR12008
2053Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPointsCapital Challenge88KGSF2008
2115Rafael RihanLPointsBrasileiro88KGF2009
2258David AvellanLRNCADCC88KG4F2009
2348Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KGF2009
2370Rodrigo CavacaRodrigo CavacaLPointsWorld Champ.ABSR12009
2499Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLAdvEuropeanABSSF2010
2741Roger GracieRoger GracieLChoke from backWorld Champ.ABS4F2010
2912Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 3x0World Pro.83KG4F2011
2928Rodolfo VieiraRodolfo VieiraLPts: 5x2World Pro.ABSSF2011
3795Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoLReferee DecisionWorld Pro.88KGR12012
4102Roberto AlencarRoberto AlencarLPts: 0x0World Champ.94KG4F2012
4280Rofolfo VieiraLPts: 16x0RockstrikeABSNA2012
4366Dean ListerDean ListerLHeel hookWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4601Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoLKimuraPan American88KGR12013
4655Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 6x0World Pro82KG4F2013
4671Marcus AlmeidaMarcus AlmeidaLPointsWorld ProABSSF2013
4673Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLAdvWorld ProABS3PLC2013
4793Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposLPointsWorld Champ.88KG4F2013
7098AJ SousaAJ SousaLPointsWorld Pro85KG4F2015
7159Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLPts: 2x0World ProABSR22015
7457Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 7x0World Champ.88KGF2015
8269J. UrholinD---Macaco BrancoABSSPF2015
10001Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KG4F2016
10103Joao RochaJoao RochaLFootlockAll Star TourABSF2016
10794Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPts: 0x0, AdvUS Open95KGSF2016
11970Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLReferee DecisionFIVE Super League92KGSF2017
11971Tanner RiceTanner RiceLEstima lockFIVE Super League92KG3RD2017
12380Diego HerzogLPointsAmerican Cup94KGRR2017
15946Clark GracieClark GracieLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats85KGRR2018
15949Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLTriangleKing of Mats85KGRR2018
16455Esdras MendesLPointsWorld Champ.88KG8F2018
16863Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.O81KGSF2018
16864James PuopoloJames PuopoloLReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.O81KG3RD2018
17652Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLReferee DecisionWSOG 281KGR12018
17851Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPointsBlack Belt CBDO83KGSF2018
19415Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 5x0Pan American88KG4F2019
20418Matheus DinizMatheus DinizLPts: 3x0World Champ.88KGR22019
1617Joao OliveiraWArmbarPan American88KGSF2007
1631Flavio AlmeidaFlavio AlmeidaWChoke from backPan AmericanABSSF2007
1647Rousimar PalharesRousimar PalharesWPointsADCC Trials88KG4F2007
1648Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWPointsADCC Trials88KGSF2007
1656Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPointsADCCABSR12007
1696Jorge SantiagoWPointsADCC88KGR12007
1699David AvellanWChokeADCC88KG4F2007
1704Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWFootlockADCC88KG3PLC2007
1812Shiko YamashitaWPts: 9x0Super ChallengeABSR12007
1817Antoine JaoudeWKneebarSuper ChallengeABS4F2007
1822Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPts: 6x4Super ChallengeABS3PLC2007
1871Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 2x0Pan American88KGSF2008
1951Paul HalmWChoke from backWorld Champ.94KG4F2008
1953Andre FreitasWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KG4F2008
2052Junior SantosWArmbarCapital Challenge88KG4F2008
2055Edmilson C.WPointsCapital Challenge88KG3RD2008
2116UnknownWChoke from backBrasileiroABS4F2009
2117T. GaiaWChoke from backBrasileiroABSSF2009
2123Thiago BragaWChoke from backWorld Pro.ABSSF2009
2125Braulio EstimaBraulio EstimaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro.ABSF2009
2136Victor EstimaVictor EstimaWPts: 2x0World Pro.88KGF2009
2256I. PraporshchikovWPointsADCC88KGR12009
2345Gregor GracieGregor GracieWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG4F2009
2347Otavio SousaOtavio SousaWFootlockWorld Champ.88KGSF2009
2489UnknownWToe holdEuropean88KG4F2010
2490Marcelo BernardoWPointsEuropean88KGSF2010
2491Max CarvalhoMax CarvalhoWArmbarEuropean88KGF2010
2496UnknownWCross chokeEuropeanABS4F2010
2650Nivaldo LimaWPts: 6x4Brasileiro88KGF2010
2696Igor AraujoWPointsWorld Champ.88KGR12010
2699Nivaldo OliveiraNivaldo OliveiraWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KG4F2010
2703Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGSF2010
2704Romulo BarralRomulo BarralWLeglockWorld Champ.88KGF2010
2738Ben BaxterBen BaxterWArmbarWorld Champ.ABSR12010
2911Jimmy HarbisonWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro.83KGR12011
3741Alexandre CeconiAlexandre CeconiWPts: 2x0Gramado Trials94KGSF2012
3743Alexandre SouzaAlexandre SouzaWPts: 8x2Gramado Trials94KGF2012
4097Ulpiano MalachiasUlpiano MalachiasWPts: 2x0World Champ.94KGR22012
4590Ben BaxterBen BaxterWPointsPan American88KGR12013
4599Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWChoke from backPan American88KGR22013
4668Andre GalvaoAndre GalvaoWPenWorld ProABS4F2013
7089Eduardo VieyraWPointsWorld Pro85KGR12015
7094Alan FinfouAlan FinfouWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro85KGR22015
7448Julien CazierWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KG8F2015
7453Rodrigo FajardoRodrigo FajardoWPts: 7x2World Champ.88KG4F2015
7455Gustavo CamposGustavo CamposWPts: 6x4World Champ.88KGSF2015
9994Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2016
10102Tryfon StathopoulosWChoke from backAll Star Tour94KGF2016
10680Nick SchrockNick SchrockWPts: 6x0BJJ Pro LA94KGSF2016
10682Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusWDQBJJ Pro LA94KGF2016
11967Leandro LoLeandro LoWReferee DecisionFIVE Super League92KG4F2017
12381Diego HerzogWN/AAmerican Cup94KGRR2017
12382A. DwightWPointsAmerican CupABSSF2017
12776Eric SianWPts: 9x2MarianasO82KG4F2017
13105Inacio NetoInacio NetoWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KG8F2017
13252Joseph MokuWPointsAmerican NG NatsO98KGF2017
16859Casey HellenbergWReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.O81KG8F2018
16861Kevin CasseyWReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.O81KG4F2018
18272Kuhio TabancuraWBow and arrowF2W Pro 9585KGSPF2018
19408Ashur DarmoWReferee DecisionPan American88KG8F2019
20409Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonWPts: 2x0World Champ.88KGR12019

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

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