Instructors

Danny Duckworth – Head Instructor

Danny Duckworth – Head Instructor

Danny Duckworth has been training Martial Arts for over 11 years that started learning Juko Kia under Marty Smith. He’s trained under other Japanese Jiu Jitsu instructors such as Patrick Price and John Worrell receiving his Brown Belt within the Japanese system of Zen Budokai. He has since picked up Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has been training for the last 10 years and is an Official Alliance Black Belt within the Alliance System under Raul Jimenez from Alliance Jiu Jitsu Las Vegas.

Carrie Duckworth – Manager

Carrie Duckworth – Manager

Carrie is one of the owners and the proud manager of Advantage BJJ Martial Arts &; Fitness. She has been training in BJJ since 6/2013 and is currently a blue belt with multiple accolades. Prior to Martial Arts she was also on the Houston Roller Derby as a Jammer on the All Star team Hard Knocks as well as the Brawlers.  She is a Cross Fit alumni and a TRX Certified coach. CPR certified with over 10 years in the nursing field. *CPR Certified *TRX Level 1 Suspension Training Certified – TRX Qualified

_Accomplishments_

Started training BJJ under Joseph Cantu 4/2013 -Travis Tooke, Joseph Cantu became Alliance 3/14. Received Alliance Blue Belt 9/11/15 and Purple Belt on 8/25/2018 with Alliance BJJ Professor- Raul Jimenez.

NAGA 12/13/14

Gold Adult White Light NOGI
Gold Adult White Light Gi

NAGA 3/29/14
Gold Adult White Middle Gi
Gold Adult White Middle NOGI

Gold White Light NOGI
Gold  Adult Blue Middle GI

NEWBREED 6/21/14
Gold Adult White Middle Gi
Gold Adult White Middle No Gi

NEWBREED 11/14/15
Gold Adult Blue Middle
Gold Adult Blue Heavy
Gold Adult Int. NOGI Middle
Gold Adult Int.NOGI Heavy

F2W TOC
1/9/16
Bronze Adult Blue Middle Gi

Houston Open 2/20/16
Gold Masters Blue Middle GI

Grand Prix Grappling 4/16/16
Gold Adult Blue Middle GI
Silver Absolute ALL BELT/RANK

Austin Open 07/22/16 Gold Adult Blue Middle Gi
Dallas Open 09/17/16 Gold Master Blue Middle Gi
San Antonio Open 04/24/16 Gold Adult Blue Middle Gi
Houston Open 2/12/17 Silver Master Blue Middle Gi
Grand Prix Grappling 4/8/17 Silver Adult Blue Absolute
Austin Open 07/22/17 Gold Master Blue Middle Gi

*Champion* MASTER WORLD 2017 Gold Master 2 Blue Belt Middle Gi
Houston Open 2/11/18 Gold Master Purple Middle Gi

Calvin Nguyen – Kids Instructor

Calvin Nguyen – Kids Instructor

Calvin is our amazing kids instructor and has been training BJJ over 8 years and other striking arts years prior as a child. He has a keen sense to detail and great patience to teach and mentor all of our kids.

Raul Jimenez – Lineage

Raul Jimenez – Lineage

Raul Jimenez and his family are some of the best Jiu-Jitsu competitors in the game today. They run ALLIANCE BJJ LAS VEGAS. Raul Jimenez has racked up some racked up some impressive titles. Together they have 9x BFA Titles, 11X IBJJF Gold Titles, 2x Pan Am Champs, 2X World titles and more are added monthly. Raul and Roberto will be guest teaching Jiu-Jitsu through the years here at Alliance BJJ Houston.

 

World Champion under Alliance, Raul Jimenez has been in martial arts for over 15 years. He has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for 15 years and is a black belt under Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti. Raul has trained and traveled all over the world to compete in BJJ and is an MMA fighter. Here are just some of his many accomplishments.

2012-2013 Ranking IBJJF Brown belt Master # 4 in the world
2014-2015 Ranking IBJJF Black belt Master 2 #3 in the world

IBJJF International referee
World class competitor
MMA FIGHTS Amateur: 3-1
MMA PRO FIGHTS: 8-2
Raul has completed Phase I and Phase II and is an Alliance certified instructor.

BJJ Accomplishments:
Blue Belt.-
Blue belt Gold medal Ultimate Submission . 100kg Gi-no Gi. 2004 Bidokan –Ecuador
Blue belt Gold medal Ultimate Submision 100kg Gi-no Gi. 2005 Bidokan –Ecuador
Blue belt Gold medal Salinas Open 100kg Gi-no Gi. 2006 Salinas –Ecuador
Blue belt Silver medal Carlson Graice Cup100kg Gi. 2006 Guayaquil-Ecuador
Blue belt Gold medal Guayas Cup 100kg Gi. 2007 Gayaquil-Ecuador
Blue belt Gold medal NAGA 100kg Gi. 2008 Dallas-Texas
Blue belt Gold medal NAGA 100kg Gi – no Gi. 2008 Dallas –Texas
Blue belt Silver medal Batle of H town 115kg Gi. 2008 Houston –Texas
Blue belt Silver medal ATAMA OPEN 100kg no Gi. 2008 Houston- Teas
Blue belt Bronce medal ATAMA OPEN 100kg Gi. 2008 Houston –Texas

Purple Belt .-
Purple belt Gold medal Panamerican IBJJ Master Super Heavy . 2009 L.A – California
Purple belt Silver medal Panamerican IBJJ Master Super Heavy 2010 L.A – California.
Purple belt Gold medal NAGA 100kg Gi – no Gi .2010 Dallas – Texas
Purple belt Gold medal Houston Open IBJJ 100kg .2010
Purple belt Bronze medal Houston Open IBJJ Absolute 2010
Purple belt Bronze medal RIO International Open IBJJ Master and Senior 2010
Purple belt Gold medal Dallas Open IBJJ Master super heavy 2010
Purple belt Bronze medal Dallas Open IBJJ Master super heavy 2010
Purple belt Gold medal Nagas Adult GI 215 pounds .2010
Purple belt Gold medal Nagas Adult No Gi pounds.2010
Purple belt Absulute division Gold medal GI Nagas .2010.
Purple belt (Super Fights 4 mens black and brown belts )Champion Texas Grand Prix.2010
Purple belt (Super fight against Brown Belt ) Champion Batle of Town.2010.

Brown Belt.-
Brown belt Gold medal No-Gi Panam IBJJ Master Absolute Division 2011
Brown belt Silver medal No-Gi Panam IBJJ Master super heavy 2011
Brown/Black belt Gold medal Grapplers Quest ,UFC Expo Gi absolute and over 210lbs. 2011
Brown belt Gold medal Grapling Quest, UFC Expo GI Master 210 lbs and over .2011
Brown/Advanced Gold medal Graplers Quest,UFC Expo No-Gi Absolute and over 210lbs. 2011
Brown belt Gold medal Naga GI adult division over 210 lbs. 2011
Brown belt Silver medal Naga No Gi adult division over 210 lbs.2011
Brown /Black belt adult absolute divison Silver medal Nagas over 210 lbs.2011
Brown belt Silver medal Panamerican IBJJ Master Super Heavy 2012.
Brown belt Gold medal Dallas –Open IBJJ Master Super Heavy 2012.
Brown belt Gold medal Dallas –Open IBJJ Master Absolute division 2012.
Brown belt Gold medal Summer Classic Houston NO GI over 210 LBS .2012
Brown/Black belt Gold medal Summer Classic Absolute division 2012.
Brown belt silver medal Summer Classic Gi over 2012 lbs adult 2012.
Brown belt gold medal EUROPA Tournament –Dallas Master gi over 210lbs.2012
Brown belt bronce medal EUPORA Tournament –Dallas Absolute division adult 2012.
Brown belt silver medal Austin Open Absolute division gi adult 2012.
Brown belt Gold medal WORLDS No-GI – Super-Heavy and Absolute Sr1 2012
Brown belt Gold Medal Pan Am Championship-Super heavy 2013
Brown belt Silver Medal Pan Am Championship-Absolute 2013

Black Belt.-
Silver Medal Mat Shark brown and black belt super fight 2013
Black belt Silver medal Houston-Open IBJJF-super heavy 2014
Black belt Silver medal Boca Raton Open IBJJF-super heavy 2014
Black belt Bronze medal Boca Raton Open IBJJF-Open class 2014
Black belt Gold medal Las Vegas Open IBJJF-Super Heavy 2014
Black belt M2 Silver medal European IBJJF- SperHeavy 2015
Black belt M2 Gold medal Atlanta Winter Open IBJJF- SuperHeavy 2015
Black belt M2 Silver medal Atlanta Winter Open IBJJF-Oen Class2015
Black belt M2 Gold medal Houston Open IBJJF- SuperHeavy 2015
Black belt M2 Gold medal Houston Open IBJJF- OPen Class 2015
Black belt M2 Gold medal Pan American Championship IBJJF-SuperHeavy 2015
Black belt M2 Gold medal New York Spring Open IBJJF- SuperHeavy 2015
Black belt M2 Gold medal New York Spring Open IBJJF- Open Class 2015
Black belt M2 Gold medal Boston Spring Open IBJJF- SuperHeavy 2015
Black belt M2 Gold medal Boston Spring Open IBJJF- Open Class 2015
Black belt M2 Bronze medal Brazilian Masters Worlds CBJJ-Super Heavy 2015
Black belt M2 Gold medal Worlds No-Gi IBJJF- SuperHeavy 2015
Black belt M2 Gold medal San Antonio Open IBJJF- SuperHeavy 2015
Black belt M2 Gold medal San Antonio Open IBJJF- Open Class 2015

Sara Taylor – Yoga Instructor

Sara Taylor – Yoga Instructor

Sara “discovered” yoga while searching for healing and inner balance. She began studying and practicing hatha & raja yoga in 2011 under her teachers Tracie Brace Hatton (Padma Shakti), Gracie Alcocer, and Elle Anders and is currently working on completing her 300 hour teacher certification. Through the help of her teachers and her own personal yoga practice, Sara has come to understand the true meaning of inner peace and living a better quality of life physically, mentally & spiritually. Teaching Yoga Foundation classes has allowed Sara to share with others her experience of yoga’s benefits and express her passion to restore, improve, and maintain total health by balancing the mind and body. Yoga Foundation: Teaches the principles of alignment, form, flexibility, strength & stability; developing mindfulness; & yogic breathing. Yoga is a skill which teaches healthy biomechanics of movement that will improve & maintain good health for years to come. The process of learning the poses stabilizes & brings flexibility to the spine & joints of the body. The method of breathing builds respiratory efficiency & creates balance in the nervous & endocrine systems.