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June 27, 2017

8 Benefits of Doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Written by: Denise Tayanc Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is so much more than just a sport – it is a lifestyle and will transform your life for the better. While Brazilian Jiu Jitsu may have entered the public eye due to the incredible success of Renzo Gracie in the early days of UFC – where he … Continue reading 8 Benefits of Doing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu



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Bully-Proof: The Benefits of Martial Arts Training

Written by: Denise Tayanc Unfortunately, bulling is a common issue faced by students and children of all ages and it can be a difficult subject to bring up with your child. However, there are several steps we can take to better prepare children to deal with bullies and confrontations. This article will go over these … Continue reading Bully-Proof: The Benefits of Martial Arts Training



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June 9, 2017

2017 IBJJF World Championship Results

Just to step on the mat for the IBJJF World Championships takes courage and commitment. We congratulate everyone who decided to test themselves this past weekend and we would especially like to congratulate our team members who made it to the podium.             One of our instructors, and Cobrinha’s son, Kennedy Maciel, … Continue reading 2017 IBJJF World Championship Results



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May 25, 2017

Tactile Learning and Brain Development through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Written by: Denise Tayanc Even before we are born we begin to use our sense of touch – stimulating further development of our body and brain. Touch and tactile learning has been proven to improve brain function and cognitive development. And the long-term effects are seen in both our social and emotional development. Brazilian Jiu … Continue reading Tactile Learning and Brain Development through Brazilian Jiu Jitsu



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May 19, 2017

The Benefits of ALL Natural Foods For Athletic Endurance

Written by Caroline Collins, M. Ed. This is part I of a series of articles which will explore the multitude of benefits of natural foods for athletic performance. This article focused on Endurance, later topics will be Recovery, Clarity & Focus, and Rest & Detoxification. Oftentimes, the simplest foods are the best foods for overall … Continue reading The Benefits of ALL Natural Foods For Athletic Endurance



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May 10, 2017

Exclusive Access to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Kids!

Does your child currently train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or are you thinking about signing them up? We are answering all your questions and more with our exclusive Kids BJJ newsletter. Sign up to receive information about the benefits of BJJ, ways to improve performance both on and off the mats, tips and tricks, and so … Continue reading Exclusive Access to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Kids!



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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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