J i u - J i t s u Tennessee

One of the most prominent Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu associations and the current defending World team champion, Alliance has won the titles at the World Championships from 2008-2016, also winning the World Championships back to back in 1998 and 1999.

Founded by Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti and his students: Fabio Gurgel, Alexandre Paiva, and Fernando Gurgel.

In 2010, Alliance won all major competitions: European Championship, Pan American Championship, and the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship; an accomplishment which has never been achieved by any other team in history.

Alliance has made hundreds of World Champions, over 25 of them at the black belt level. We now have over 150 affiliated schools spread throughout Brazil and the World. No matter where you are, you can train at an Alliance facility.

This is Alliance Jiu-Jitsu


A Team of Legends

Founders:
Alexandre Paiva, Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti, and Fabio Gurgel

Marcelo Garcia, widely regarded as the greatest grappler of all time.

Benefits of Training Alliance Jiu-Jitsu

World Class Jiu-Jitsu that is taught by one of the revered Grandmasters of the sport. Whether it is Gi or No-Gi, our style is a mix of the original Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil with Rolls Gracie's newer innovative style.

All of our classes are heavily focused on technique while enhancing endurance, speed, strength, and cardio. If you come focused, we guarantee that you will lose fat and get lean.

What We Offer

World Class Jiu-Jitsu that is taught by one of our Alliance certified instructors. Whether it is Gi or No-Gi, our style is a mix of the original Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil with Rolls Gracie's newer innovative style.

All of our classes are heavily focused on technique while enhancing endurance, speed, strength, and cardio. If you come focused, we guarantee that you will lose fat and get lean.

The Student

For the student who is ready to apply their techniques in a more practical setting. Our Adult BJJ program builds off of the core techniques taught in the BJJ Fundamentals program and allows the student to continue their growth and understanding of the art. Whether a student is looking for fitness, self defense or competition they will find what they need in our Adult BJJ program. Drilling and controlled sparring are an integral part of this class.

Adults
Women
Kids

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can be overwhelming to a new student if not given the proper guidance. This is where the Alliance methodology comes into play. For a new student, our worldwide association has the methodology to take the student as far as he/she is willing to go on the journey.

Professor Alexandre Meadows

Alliance TN is a world-class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy led by Alexandre Meadows, a black belt in the art under multiple time world champion Marcelo Garcia.

Alex is a two-time Pan-Am No Gi Champion and won the Absolute World Championship in 2010. ​ From fundamentals to advanced techniques, Alex is an exceptional motivator and teacher who is excited to share with you his passion for jiu jitsu.

I like to label myself as someone that wants to prove that technique is more important than anything. -Marcelo Garcia

Alex founded Midtown Grappling Academy to promote Jiu Jitsu, teach self-defense in Memphis, and provide an exciting outlet for personal fitness.

Through his extensive experience competing in Jiu Jitsu, Meadows has learned which techniques are best suited for the combat sport, and which can be effectively used in a fight. Meadows began his Jiu Jitsu journey in Brazil under Master Ricardo De La Riva, a legend in the art who received his black belt from Carlson Gracie and is credited with introducing the De La Riva guard to the world.

When he moved to the United States, Meadows started training under another Brazilian Jiu Jitsu legend in Marcelo Garcia. In this stage of his training, Meadows became fluent in using Jiu Jitsu to protect himself from larger attackers, which is a well-established theme in the career of Marcelo Garcia.

In Memphis, Meadows is focused on teaching Jiu Jitsu to adults and kids, from casual hobbyists to top-level competitors. Meadows is committed to teaching Jiu Jitsu that can be applied in self-defense situations, and that stimulates incredible fitness.

Official Alliance Gear

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Official Gis

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Rashguards

Rashguards are compressed fit, fully sublimated performance fabrics manufactured specifically for...

Kid's Products

STORM KIMONOS is proud to present the Little Eagle Youth Kimono designed specifically for everyday training.

Women's Gis

STORM KIMONOS is proud to present the Angel Ladies Kimono designed specifically for the female form.

No Gi Shorts

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Apparel

STORM KIMONOS Alliance Apparel has a soft hand printed Plastisol Treatment. Available in sizes S - XXL