Danny DuckworthHead Instructor
Calvin NguyenKids and Adult instructor
Antonio SantiagoCompetition Instructor
Sara TaylorYoga 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.
Calvin is our amazing kids instructor who also teaches many of our adult classes. He 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(and Adults).
I started Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Jan 4th 2011 and not by choice. My Master Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps dragged me to my first ever class since noticed some symptoms that I didn’t even know I had after three combat tours (PTSD) to Iraq and Afghanistan. I went to my first class and barely survived the warm-up but loved every single minute of it. From then I was hooked. I was blessed enough to practice Jiu-Jitsu in Hawaii, Minnesota, New York, Texas and even Kuwait where I taught classes as a purple belt 4 days a week. Jiu-jitsu was not just a life style for me, it was a place where I left my demons at the door. I saw the same face every day even though I knew they would choke me out in 45 seconds once we started to spar. That never stopped me. The unity that everyone had once they stepped on the mats is what made everyone a family. We all came from different walks a life whether its military, judge, auto-mechanic, mailman, lawyer, student, house hold care giver, mom, brother or child we as a practiconer respected Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
White Belt- Jan 4th 2011
Blue Belt– Sep 2011
Purple Belt– March 2014 (4th stripe on 9/10/18)
Dallas Open (Purple Belt)
Gi- 3rd Place
NoGi- 2nd place
Minnesota Open (Purple Belt)
Gi- 1st Place
NoGi Absolute 2nd Place
Grappling Games Wisconsin (Purple Belt)
Gi- 2nd Place
NoGi- 3rd Place
Naga Houston (Purple Belt)
Gi- 1st Place
NoGi- 1st Place
Naga Wisconsin (Purple Belt)
Gi- 1st Place
NoGi 2nd Place
Naga Hawaii (Blue Belt)
Gi- 2nd Place
NoGI 1st Place
Hawaii Triple Crown
Gi- 2nd Place (White Belt)
Hawaii Triple Crown
Gi- 3rd Place (White Belt)
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 impressive titles. Him and his Son Roberto Jimenez 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.
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 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
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 “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.