The Alliance Headquarters has been home of many champions, past and present. Many of Alliance’s greatest team members have trained, taught and been promoted on the mats in Atlanta, Georgia under Master Romero “Jacare” Cavalcanti.
Today, the academy runs classes taught by Lucas Lepri who moved from New York in the beginning of 2012 to teach full time. Between teaching, training and competing, Lucas has gathered more experience in the art which showed as Jacare wrapped the white tape around the all-telling belt.
Lucas placed at major tournaments this year winning gold at the Atlanta Open and No-Gi Pan Ams and silver at the Worlds, Pan Ams and Abu Dhabi World Pro.
In response to his promotion he says, “I am glad to receive my 2nd stripe of the black belt. It’s an honor to receive it from Master Jacare. Like Jacare has said, a black belt is a white belt that never quit. Now I am going to Brazil on vacation to rest up for next year. Nothing but GOLD medals for 2013!”
In Jacare’s closing speech he announced: “It was a well deserved promotion. Lucas has been a great asset. He is an awesome person and a great instructor. He has a lot of talent and dedication. He has one of the best work ethics I have ever seen. Now we are going to celebrate our accomplishments for this year and look forward to 2013. We plan on winning all the major tournaments once again!”
Congrats to Lucas Lepri and the Alliance Atlanta team.