ALLIANCE JIU-JITSU was founded in 1993 by Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti, Fabio Gurgel, Alexandre Paiva, and Fernando Gurgel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is recognized as the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu School in the world; known not only for their high technical level but also for their professionalism. ALLIANCE has made hundreds of World Champions, over 25 of them at the Adult Black Belt division. With over 350 affiliations spread throughout the World, no matter where you are, you can always train with us.

Technical Staff

Lucio Muramatsu

Lucio started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 1998 at the age of 12. He is a 3rd degree black belt (10 years as a Black Belt) under Adriano Pires and Fabio Gurgel from the renowned Alliance school in São Paulo, Brazil, the most prominent Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu association in the world, having won 11 world titles.
Lucio has a degree in kinesiology and a master of science degree in Biochemistry for exercise which supports his knowledge, understanding and teaching of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
He has competed on more than 100 tournaments in Brazil and around the World. Some of his results in the World Championships include:
• First place – Blue Belt, Middle heavy, juvenile (IBJJF 2002),
• Third place – Blue Belt, Absolute, Adult (IBJJF 2004),
• Third place – Purple Belt, Light, Adult (IBJJF 2005),
• Third place – Brown Belt, Middle, Adult (CBJJE 2008),
• Second place– Black belt, Middle, Adult (CBJJE 2011).

Victor Oliveira

Victor Oliveira is a Black belt under Luiz Pereira and Adriano Pires from Alliance Campinas- Brazil.
Started training in 2012 at the age of 15 and hasn’t stopped since.
Vic has competed throughout the belts and age divisions, having collected many titles and state rankings.
Besides the competition aspect, he is really focused on technique and sharing what he knows about the “gentle art” and has been teaching since purple belt.

More about Alliance

Other Alliance World Champion athletes, and some of Lucio’s old training partners include:

• Rubens "Cobrinha" Charles Maciel (LA)
• Marcelo "Marcelinho" Garcia (NY)
• Sergio "Serginho" Moraes (Curitiba - Brazil)
• Tarsis Humphreys (San Diego)
• Lucas Lepri (Charlotte, North Carolina)
• Mário Reis (Porto Alegre - Brazil)
• Bruno Malfacine (Orlando)
• Bernardo Faria (NY)
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  • Gi Rental $15/class
Private Class
$ 135 .00 /SESSION *
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*The Free Private Intro Class (for beginners and SF Bay Area resident only) is a one-time 45 min class outlining the principles behind Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. This class is intended as a preparatory class for those interested in seriously enrolling at ALLIANCE BJJ SF – SoMa and training at least twice a week in our Beginners Program.

**One-week trial (SF Bay area residents only) is designed for those with experience in BJJ trying to find a new home. The one-week trial is intended for those interested in seriously enrolling at ALLIANCE BJJ SF – SoMa and training at least twice a week in one of our programs.