Abmar Barbosa is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter who shocked the BJJ community in the 2010 Pan Ams by totally dominating heavy favourite Kron Gracie.
Braga Neto is a Brazilian World Champion and a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Fighter, He was graduated Black Belt by the legendary BJJ instructor Roberto Correa.
Roberto Tozi is a former Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt competitor, in the adult division, who was considered one of the top contenders of his division. Roberto Tozi was also famed for his exquisite guard passing skills.
Armando Wridt is one of the 7 people to have received a red belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from the hands of the late Helio Gracie.
Robert Drysdale is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu world champion and ADCC open weight division champion of American origin, who also became an MMA fighter, reaching the sports main organization, the UFC.
Vinicius Magalhaes, commonly known by his nickname Draculino, is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instructor responsible for raising the games of grapplers such as Romulo Barral, Samuel …
Henrique Machado is a Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt as well as the head teacher of the ASLE Academy in Manaus teaching fighters such as Ronaldo Jacare
An amazing Jiu Jitsu and MMA fighter out of Nova Uniao’s camp in Brazil, a man that had to fight his way out of poverty
Jeff Joslin is a Canadian Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter and a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black belt under Romero Cavalcanti.
Ricardo De La Riva is a legendary Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under the late Carlson Gracie. He was one of the most creative guard players in BJJ, having created the the famous “De La Riva” guard (originally called “Guarda Pudim”) having also become an important instructor with several important black belts under his tutelage such as Rodrigo and Rogerio Nogueira, Walter “Broca” and many others.
Lucas Lepri a World Champion Jiu Jitsu fighter from Alliance Team, with titles in both Kimono and No-Gi Competitions with equal success.
Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti is one of the best instructors in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu history, having coached hundreds of fighters and produced some of the best the world has seen in Grappling, including Fabio Gurgel, Alexandre Paiva, Leonardo Vieira, Ricardo Vieira, Rodrigo “Comprido”, to name a few. One of the founding fathers of the Alliance academy, Romero Cavalcanti moved to the United States from his native Brazil in 1995, where grew the team. Jacare was also awarded the “On The Mat” Instructor of the Year award in 2009.
He is one of the best Jiu Jitsu coaches in the World, head instructor at Fight Zone BJJ Academy in Copacabana Rio de Janeiro (Head Quarters of Checkmat)
One of the main Heavyweights to have ever come out of the Nova Uniao camp, Ricardo “Demente” has had a hard and strenuous path to success, after spending 3 years out of Jiu Jitsu due to lack of sponsorship, he returned in 2009 with great wins over some of BJJ’s very best. After helping several professional MMA fighters with their ground game Ricardo Abreu decided to try his luck at MMA also.
Fabio Gurgel is regarded as one of the top coaches in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The head instructor and leader of Team Alliance at the Sao Paulo head quarters, Fabio Gurgel was also one of the best jiu jitsu competitors of his generation with many important titles to his name, such as World Champion, Brazilian National champion and European Open champion. In 2010 Fabio Gurgel put his name in the BJJ record book when he competed and won the European Open, one of the top events in the jiu jitsu calender, at the age of 40, just a few months after he celebrated his 20th year as a jiu jitsu black belt.
Romulo Barral is a Jiu Jitsu fighter, a black belt under Vinicius “Draculino” with an extensive resume in BJJ. A World and Pan American Champion
Andre Negao Terencio, a legendary Jiu Jitsu instructor responsable for the coaching of many World Champions.
one of the hottest MMA prospects out of Brazil, this Jiu Jitsu Black Belt from the Nova Geracao team has made a rampant start of his MMA and BJJ career
Carlos Gracie Jr one of the main figures in Jiu Jitsu in the last 20 years, a teacher of champions and president of CBJJ. One of BJJ’s most important figures
Leonardo Santos is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt from the Nova Uniao team, being one of the most important fighters for BJJ in the early 2000’s. With numerous titles in his career, Leo Santos was regarded by many as the best lightweight fighter of his generation, having victories over several great fighters such as Leo Vieira, Tiago Alves. Leo Santos put an end to his career with the kimono to follow his brother’s footsteps (Wagnney Fabiano) in turning into a professional MMA fighter.