Tags: Stephen Hall

Stephen Hall celebrates 43 years of love for life and Jiu-Jitsu

SHARE THIS NEWS GMA member Stephen Hall is turning 43 this Wednesday, March 19. The leader of Pesadelo BJJ, in Dallas, Texas, has not had an easy life. For sometime now he has been battling a brain tumor, meanwhile, his academy and the adjoining shooting range he owned burned down last year. The cancer seems…

GMA Pesadelo BJJ is back in business after severe fire damage nearly one year ago

SHARE THIS NEWS Stephen “Pesadelo” Hall has struggled with many obstacles over the years but with the help of Jiu-Jitsu, he has maintained his perseverance and positivity to get through it all. Nearly a year ago his academy, Pesadelo BJJ in Dallas, TX, suffered damage from a fire. The amount of loss was devastating for…

Stephen “Pesadelo” Hall dedicates gold at American Nationals to little Aubri

SHARE THIS NEWS The stories you’d hear if you sat down for even an hour with Stephen “Pesadelo” Hall are endless. They aren’t war stories or long jokes, or gossip but very personal triumphs that the Jiu-Jitsu black belt has had to endure. The 42-year-old is able to pass on lessons from personal experiences that…

Which Will Be the Best Fight of the 1st IBJJ Pro League?

SHARE THIS NEWS This coming Saturday, December 8, the IBJJF will be treating fans to a tournament they’ve been promising since back in March–one competitors have been dreaming of since way back. With the maiden IBJJ Pro League event, Jiu-Jitsu finally has a system ranking the best black belts in the world, and a tournament…

Houston Open: the crowning of the lightweights

SHARE THIS NEWS This past weekend was replete with Jiu-Jitsu of the highest quality in Texas, at the IBJJF Houston Open that took place at the Jerabeck Activity and Athletic Center, with the likes of the Mendes brothers, André Galvão, Marcello Salazar, Stephen Hall, Diego Gamonal, James Harbison, Pablo Santos, Ryan Hall, and a lightweight…

Stephen “Pesadelo” Hall living the Jiu-Jitsu dream

SHARE THIS NEWS GMA member Stephen Hall, aka Pesadelo (nightmare, in Portuguese), has had some great results lately. He and his students from Pesadelo BJJ, an Alliance affiliate in Dallas, Texas, collected victories in different events, as he tells us. The IBJJF’s Miami International Open was one of them: “I am very proud of my…

Fabiano “Pega Leve”, top ultraheavy at American Nationals

SHARE THIS NEWS Ultra heavyweight Fabiano “Pega Leve” Scherner of Team Quest is hard to miss on the tournament circuit. The big man is often seen dominating his opponents on the mats, trying to work a submission from the top position. “Pega Leve,” which means “take it easy” in Portuguese, does not refer to him…

Pressure of new belt makes “diamond” on the mats

SHARE THIS NEWS GMA Stephen “Pesadelo” Hall is gushing with pride for his Jiu-Jitsu student Michael Foster. Michael, who is 31 years old, started training Jiu-Jitsu in May 2008. He received his blue belt a year later from Carlos Machado and started training with Stephen in 2010 after meeting him at the Worlds. “Steve’s school…

The big men of Las Vegas

SHARE THIS NEWS The Las Vegas International Open was the site of quite a few rematches, and this was the case in the black belt ultra heavy adult division as well. Thirty-three-year-old Fabiano Silva of American Top Team in Temecula, California, had some payback to return to Stephen Hall of Alliance. Stephen beat Fabiano last…

SHARE THIS NEWS The Houston Open is fully underway at Saint Thomas University this weekend. The IBJJF tournament features a number of black belt stars, like Alexandro Ceconi, Laércio Fernandes, Justin Rader, Bruno Rocha, Jason Ebarb, Stephen Hall, and 2010’s absolute champion, Bruno Bastos. Check out the photos and official results that are being updated…

SHARE THIS NEWS O The year 2011 will be loaded with challenges and IBJJF “Open” tournaments, which gained momentum in 2010 and will now come in with more installments in the new year. The first of them is the Houston International Open, which is already open for sign-ups and a reduced rate until January 15.…

Jacare teaches and confers black belt degrees in Texas

SHARE THIS NEWS Last November 13th, the patriarch of the Alliance Jiu-Jitsu team, seventh degreered and black Belt Romero ‘Jacare’ Cavalcanti, gave a Seminar in Dallas, Texas for the three Alliance team affiliates(Mohler MMA, Pesadelo Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Texas Elite). It was extremely well attended by about 100 members of all ranks and sizes. The…