How about Marcelo Garcia? Will he seek his 6th gold at the Jiu-Jitsu Worlds?

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Marcelo during the middleweight final at the 2011World Championship, against Lucas Leite. The star was injured and didn’t fight in 2012. Photo: Ivan Trindade/GRACIEMAG

Three weeks from the biggest championship of the year, Alliance gym is already hoping to try its eighth world title among teams in California.

The eagle team will be led by Romero Jacare, Fabio Gurgel and Alexandre Gigi in Long Beach, and should take about 300 competitors to the Pyramid at the very end of May.

“Alliance is already training hard for the Worlds, and we are all focused on winning another title. The strategy here in Atlanta, as well as in other schools, is total dedication. The stars are all confirmed: Lucas Lepri, Michael Langhi, Rubens Cobrinha, Bernardo Faria, Léo Nogueira, Tarsis Humphreys, Luanna Alzuguir, Gabi Garcia and Bruno Malfacine will all train together in our camp,” said Master Romero, keeping fans in suspense about a certain five-time middleweight world champion.

“About Marcelo Garcia fighting for his sixth world title, we’ll save that surprise until the last minute (laughs) … But he’ll be here in Atlanta for a great seminar on May 18. That’s all I can anticipate,” said the gym founder.

Jacare is also very excited with the new promises of Alliance.

“From the new generation we will have several athletes in the 2013 World Championship, many of whom we are seen as promises for the future. There are the purple belts Jacob Sandoval, silver in Pan Ams and Brazilian National, and Rehan (Muttalib), both students of Cobrinha. There are also Marcelo students and the kids from Atlanta. Athletes will come to São Paulo, where Fabio is conducting hard training sessions. The team will come well prepared,” he said.

If you’re in the U.S. and want to learn from Marcelo in Georgia, visit www.alliancebjj.com to learn more.

To check who is already confirmed for the World Championship, visit the IBJJF website here.

If you want to enroll for the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2013, click here.

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