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the instructors.

Danny Duckworth
Owner/ Head Instructor

Danny Duckworth has been training Martial Arts since 2006 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 in 2009 and is an Official Alliance Black Belt within the Alliance System under Raul Jimenez from Alliance Jiu Jitsu Las Vegas received Feb 2018 .

Caio Nucci
Head Instructor

Black Belt 3rd Degree from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

John Garza

John has been training for over 10 years under Derick Garza in Pearland, TX.

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.

Ruben Villarreal
Assistant Instructor

Ruben started his Jiu-Jitsu journey shortly after relocating to from south Texas to Victoria in 2014. He was looking to find new friends and maybe get some exercise but after just one class he dedicated his mind, body, and soul to the art. Ruben has trained in several different schools across South and Central Texas and finally joined our team in 2017. Ruben recently earned a Purple belt in early 2019. His class focuses on high repetition drills and live sparing.

Raul Jimenez

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.

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8498 S Sam Houston Pkwy E Suite 1800
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