Confucius… Plato… Roger Bacon… Annie Sullivan… James Escalante… In the same vein as the aforementioned, today’s “Pioneers of the Spot” segment features the famed instructor/head of Alliance… Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti.

Jacare is a 7th degree coral belt, who received his BB from the late Rolls Gracie. As a member of the “Famous Five,” his training partners included Rickson Gracie, Carlos Gracie Jr., Mauricio Gomes, Marcio Stambowsky and many more! 

We were able to catch up with this legendary teacher at a recent seminar at Queens MMA. In the below interview, Jacare opens up about his thoughts on various subjects such as, the success of Alliance, Rolls vs. Marcelo, longevity in Jiu Jitsu and much more!

Enjoy the interview.
Visit and train with this trainer of champions at:

Alliance Jiu Jitsu
6331 Roswell Road Northeast
Sandy Springs, GA 30328-3225
Phone: (404) 843-0606


Last week’s Pioneer feature: Rilion Gracie