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Alliance Jiu-Jitsu

Alliance BJJ Lakewood Head Instructor James Johnson Jr. with Romero “Jacaré” Cavalcanti, founder of the prestigious Alliance Jiu-Jitsu Team

Alliance (pronounced ah-lee-AHN-say from the Brazilian origin) is one of the most prominent Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu associations and the current defending World team champion. Alliance also won the titles at the World Championships from 2008-2016.

Founded in 1993 by Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti, Fabio Gurgel, Alexandre Paiva, and Fernando Gurgel, Alliance is recognized as one of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Schools in the world; known not only for their technicality and quality but also for their professionalism. Alliance has made hundreds of World Champions with over 25 of them at the black belt level.

Alliance BJJ Lakewood is one of over 170 affiliated schools spread throughout the World. No matter where you are, you can train at an Alliance facility. We continue to pass the powerful lineage and tradition of real BJJ to everyone that comes to train with us at Alliance BJJ Lakewood.

Professor James Johnson Jr. proudly represents Team Alliance as a black belt.

We welcome any skill level, as long as you are respectful and have a positive attitude towards growing and training.

Life for Jiu-Jitsu – Alliance BJJ Team Short Documentary

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