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About Us

Port Huron Jiu-Jitsu Academy is an official member of ALLIANCE JIU-JITSU ASSOCIATION, currently the number one team in the world, with a whopping thirteen World Championships. Alliance has a following that stretches across the globe with academies on every continent.


The Alliance World Headquarters is located in Atlanta, Georgia with head founder, Romero 'Jacare' Cavalcanti at command. Jacare is one of only six people to receive the rank of black belt from Rolls Gracie, the legend known for his fighting prowess, technical skill and charisma. 

Alliance was founded by Jacare, Fabio Gurgel, and Alexandre Paiva, with two academies located in Brazil. The academy in Sao Paulo is led by Fabio, while Alexandre's academy is located in Rio de Janeiro.

Alliance has nurtured several champions and led some of the biggest names in jiujitsu - such as Lucas Lepri, Marcelo Garcia, Rubens Charles Cobrinha, Tarsis Humphreys, Gabi Garcia, Isaque Bahiense, Bruno Malfacine, Bernardo Faria, Dimitrius Souza and Chris Moriarty - many of whom have hosted seminars at our PH Jiu-Jitsu academy, a unique experience that happens over two times a year.  


If you want to learn Jiu-Jitsu in a safe, clean and friendly environment, join Port Huron Jiu-Jitsu Academy. For more information about Alliance visit

What our students say:  

"Alliance of Port Huron is truly one of the best places I have trained; due mostly to the outstanding instructors and friendly environment they have created. If you have the opportunity, do not hesitate to train with them."."

- Jon S.

"I trained under Paul for over 2 years. The school has an excellent environment. I always felt like I was home when I was there. He is very understanding of your schedule too because I worked on a cutter.Unlike alot of bjj schools you will also learn and get comfortable with takedowns from judo and wrestling here."

- Sean P.

"In my twelve years of Military experience, I have trained in various different Martial Arts forms, in many different atmospheres and under numerous instructors with very different mindsets and approaches to training; Alliance has an excellent ego free environment for learning. I had a great time in class Saturday, I felt welcome by everyone; we had fun and learned at the same time. In addition, I got a good work out I was actually sore the next day. I look forward to making Alliance my home away from home."

- Ian W.

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