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April 12, 2017

Legends Seminar

Written by: Denise Tayanc Last month, we were fortunate enough to host the three founders of Alliance – Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti, Fabio “the General” Gurgel, and Alexandre “Gigi” Paiva – at our headquarters for a Legends Seminar. Romero Cavalcanti is the last of only six people to receive their black belt from Rolls Gracie. He … Continue reading Legends Seminar



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March 21, 2016

Another Alliance Victory & Some Great Performances From CBJJ Students At 2016 Pans

This past weekend Irvine, CA hosted one of the biggest annual Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments on the planet. Every year people from academies throughout the world get together for the IBJJF Pan American Championships to test their skills in competition against each other. The 4 day event started last Thursday with the lower belts and progressed … Continue reading Another Alliance Victory & Some Great Performances From CBJJ Students At 2016 Pans



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March 10, 2016

Sketch-noting BJJ Philosophy

Here is an article wrote by Sam Yang, a current student of Cobrinha BJJ. If you would like to see more of his work visit his website @http://www.musttriumph.com   How do you take your notes? I write and draw. Like any study, it’s not only helpful but a good idea to take notes. Yet, for a physical … Continue reading Sketch-noting BJJ Philosophy



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February 16, 2016

Congratulations To The Lil’ Cobras On Their Success At Pans / Parabens aos nossos Lil’ Cobras Pelo grande sucesso no Pan

It was quite a Sunday for the Lil’ Cobras of CBJJ this past weekend in Long Beach. The team took 12 athletes to compete at the 2016 Kids Pan IBJJF Championships, hosted at the Walter Pyramid, and came home with 10 medals! We are so proud of all of the work that these kids put … Continue reading Congratulations To The Lil’ Cobras On Their Success At Pans / Parabens aos nossos Lil’ Cobras Pelo grande sucesso no Pan



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February 9, 2016

Lil’ Cobras Set To Compete At Pans

This coming Sunday will surely be filled with boxes of chocolate and fancy diners out on the town for many, but for the Lil’ Cobras of Cobrinha BJJ the focus of the day will be competition as they roll into Walter Pyramid for the 2016 Pan Kids Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championships. This team of kids … Continue reading Lil’ Cobras Set To Compete At Pans



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February 2, 2016

Dealing With Praise And Negativity/ Lidando com os Elogios e a Negatividade

A few weeks back we talked about getting out of our comfort zones, taking chances, and trying new things. If you’re putting this into practice then odds are this is leading to some positive new developments in life. Maybe you’re happier than usual, maybe you’re losing the weight that you’ve been wanting to shed, maybe … Continue reading Dealing With Praise And Negativity/ Lidando com os Elogios e a Negatividade



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January 27, 2016

Strong Start To The New Year For Cobrinha BJJ Competitors

As we mentioned last week, there were 3 Cobrinha BJJ competitors fighting in new belt divisions for the first time at the IBJJF Europeans this past weekend, and while two of them came up short of the podium they each showed great promise for the tournaments to come. James Goh made his debut as a … Continue reading Strong Start To The New Year For Cobrinha BJJ Competitors



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January 19, 2016

New Chapters Beginning For 3 Cobrinha BJJ Students

This Wednesday the beginning of the 2016 tournament season will kick off with the IBJJF European Championship, and it will also mark the beginning of a new chapter in the stories of three of Cobrinha BJJ’s competitors. Each of the competitors were recently promoted and will be competing in their new divisions for the first … Continue reading New Chapters Beginning For 3 Cobrinha BJJ Students



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January 13, 2016

The Importance Of Leaving Your Comfort Zone

A few weeks ago we talked about how everyone has the potential to achieve greatness if we can just overcome our ego and learn to learn. This week I want to expand on the last part, learning to learn. After we accept that we are not born special, and instead we have to work for … Continue reading The Importance Of Leaving Your Comfort Zone



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January 5, 2016

Keeping Up With Your New Years Resolutions ~ Projetos para o Ano Novo

The New Year is here, and so are all of the things that come with it. One of the inevitable things that come with it is the social media posts containing everyone’s declarations of “new year new me” and “2016 will be my year.” These are hardly new years resolutions and they are forgotten about … Continue reading Keeping Up With Your New Years Resolutions ~ Projetos para o Ano Novo



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