Tuesday, May 11, 2010

New York Open-Alliance Brings Home More Medals

Rocco Detillo and Jaye Downing both competed in the NY International Open and had some impressive results. It was their first time competing at the international level and both did a great job by fighting some tough opponents and bringing home some Bronze medals. Great job guys!

Alliance Gathers Medals at the Ohio Grappling Challenge

Congrats to Sarah, Mike, Big Mike and our kids that compted also. In their first tournament, Asia and Gabbi did really great bringing home two bronze medals in the childrens division. Sarah competed in the adult white belt and beginner nogi and took gold and silver after submitting a blue belt in the finals with an x choke! Mike and Big Mike both had great performances also, both brought home bronze medals after fighting and submitting some good competition. Congrats to all on a job well done, everyone is improving everyday!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Michigan BJJ Championships 1/30/10

We had some great performances this past Saturday in Michigan. In the Purple belt adult, James "PW" Becker made his debut. James took second barely losing on points as he had his opponent on the run for the last two minutes and had him wrapped up in a bow and arrow choke as time expired. Rocco DeTillio was absolutely perfect in the adult Blue Belt taking the gold medal, once again not getting scored upon and dominating his opponents with heavy top pressure and relentless guard passing. In the white belt division we had some great performances, Chris Bonezzi submitted all of his opponents to take the gold in the gi and took the bronze in the no-gi intermediate division. Eric "little becker", did a great job in the gi but came up short on points, he later came back and took gold in the no-gi division with little resistance. Great job guys and congrats on the medals!

Sunday, January 31, 2010



Monday 1/25

Today we warmed up with some takedowns. First we started with the double leg and then we hit the ground with a choke attack from the closed guard. After the choke attack, we worked a scissor sweep from the closed guard when your opponent counters the choke by placing one arm on your bicep to block you from choking.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thursday 12/03/09 No-Gi Training

Thursday we did a head arm attack to a sweep/pass and finished with the head and arm choke. Here is a short video demonstration of the techniques. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Monday Night Class 11/23/09

First we had to welcome James and Stephen to the next level with a small gauntlet run. After that, we reviewed som techniques from the seminar. We covered the knee slide variation, the brabo choke and a brabo variation when the opponent frames against your shoulder. Check out the videos!