Professor Danny Alvarez

brazilian jiu jitsu in arlington txToday, Professor Alvarez is a 3rd Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and one of the most accomplished Jiu Jitsu Black Belts in the World. His main goal and focus is to help all of his students accomplish their goals and become better individuals through the way of Jiu Jitsu.

Professor Alvarez has helped so many of students in his Kids program overcome Bullying, eat Healthier, get Better Grades, helped build up their Self Esteem and Self Confidence. Professor Alvarez has also helped thousands of his students in his Adult program eat Healthier, Lose anywhere from 20 to 120 pounds and become Better individuals.

Professor Alvarez’s journey as a student in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu began in 1998. Since that time he has trained and studied under some the best Jiu-Jitsu instructors throughout the United States and the World.

Professor Alvarez’s thirst for Jiu Jitsu knowledge continues to grow as each day passes. He is always looking to travel or bring the Top Jiu Jitsu players to his academy to learn the Newest and Best techniques to add to his Game and to his Team.

Throughout Professor Alvarez’s Jiu Jitsu career he has been very active and very Successful at every level of competition. Professor Alvarez has Earned over 50 Championship Titles at Black Belt and has competed against some of the best competitors from around the World.

Competing all over the country and the world like Rome, Italy, Lisbon, Portugal, Barcelona, Spain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tokyo, Japan, Nagoya, Japan, Paris, France and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has allowed him to develop and hone the mental capacity to Conquer One’s Self and face all challenges. This indomitable spirit has become a cornerstone of his teaching and is his goal to pass the “Never Give Up” philosophy to his students.

WHITE to BLACK BELT – 2002 – 2010

Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Jr > Carlos Machado > Orland Waugh > Danny Alvarez

BLACK BELT to 3rd DEGREE BLACK BELT – 2010 – 2017

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luiz França > Oswaldo Fadda > Sebastião Ricardo > Wendell Alexander > Bruno Bastos > Danny Alvarez

Belt Rank Achievements :

• Awarded Blue Belt on August 16, 2002
• Awarded Purple Belt on January 28, 2004
• Awarded Brown Belt on December 3, 2005
• Awarded Black Belt on December 8, 2007
• Awarded 1st Degree Black Belt on December 11, 2010
• Awarded 2nd Degree Black Belt on December 8, 2013

• Awarded 3rd Degree Black Belt on December 17, 2016

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Here are just a few of World Class Instructor Alvarez’s Notable accomplishments:

  • #1 Ranked IBJJF Master 3 Black Belt – 2017-2018 Season
  • 2X IBJJF International Master Europe Champion – 2017 & 2018
  • JBJJF/IBJJF Asian Open Champion – 2016
  • IBJJF/CBJJ International Masters Champion – 2016
  • 3X IBJJF World Masters Champion – 2012, 2014 & 2017
  • 2X IBJJF World Masters Medalist – 2013 Bronze Medalist & 2015 Silver Medalist
  • CBJJ Brazilian Nationals Masters Champion – 2015
  • 2X IBJJF Pan American Masters Champion – Black Belt 2012 & Brown Belt 2007
  • 4X IBJJF NO GI Worlds Masters Champion – 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2015
  • 4X IBJJF American Nationals Masters Champion – 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017
  • 4X TXMMA Coach of the Year – 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014
  • 3X TXMMA Academy of the Year – 2012, 2013 & 2014
  • 4X TXMMA – Black Belt Competitor of the Year -2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • 2011 – Abu Dhabi San Diego Trials Open Class Champion and Winner of $500!
  • 2010 – CBJJO Black Belt Bronze Medalist Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • 2009 – ADCC Grand Rapids Trial NO GI Expert Champion
  • 2006 – U.S. Open Brown Belt Champion

Read about Professor Alvarez on BJJ Heroes: http://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/danny-alvarez 

2015 TXMMA COMPETITOR/IRON MAN of the YEAR:

  • Black Belt Master Competitor of the Year – Danny Alvarez
  • Iron Man of the Year – Danny Alvarez

http://www.txmma.com/2015-txmma-awards-official-results-bjj-edition/

2014 TXMMA COACH/COMPETITOR of the YEAR:

  • Coach/Academy of the Year – Coach Alvarez/Alvarez BJJ
  • Black Master Competitor of the Year – Danny Alvarez

2013 TXMMA COACH/COMPETITOR of the YEAR:

  • Coach/Academy of the Year – Coach Alvarez/Alvarez BJJ
  • Black Belt Competitor & Iron Man of the Year – Coach Alvarez

http://www.txmma.com/2013-txmma-awards-official-results-bjj-edition/

2012 TXMMA COACH/COMPETITOR of the YEAR:

  • Coach/Academy of the Year – Coach Danny Alvarez/Alvarez BJJ
  • Black Belt Competitor of the Year – Coach Alvarez

http://www.txmma.com/2012-txmma-awards-official-bjj-grappling-edition-winners/

2011 TXMMA COACH of the YEAR

http://www.txmma.com/2011-txmma-awards-official-results-grappling-edition/

2018

IBJJF  – WORLD MASTERS – Las Vegas, NV
3rd Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather Weight
August 23, 2018

IBJJF  – SEATTLE OPEN – Everett, Washington
1st Place Black Belt Master 2 Feather Weight
August 4, 2018

IBJJF  – NASHVILLE OPEN – Nashville, Tennessee
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather Weight
July 14, 2018

IBJJF BRITISH NATIONAL – London, England
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather Weight
June  23, 2018

IBJJF MASTER EUROPE INT’L – Barcelona, Spain
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather Weight
May 5, 2018

IBJJF DALLAS OPEN – Denton, TX
1st Place Black Belt Master 2 Feather Weight
April 28, 2018

IBJJF WASHINGTON DC OPEN – Landover, MD
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Light Weight
April 7, 2018

IBJJF CHICAGO SPRING OPEN – Chicago, IL
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather
March 24, 2018

IBJJF EUROPEAN OPEN – Lisbon, Portugal
2nd Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather
January 20, 2018

2017

IBJJF EUROPEAN OPEN – Lisbon, Portugal
2nd Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather
January 21, 2017

IBJJF HOUSTON OPEN – Houston, TX
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather
February 11, 2017

IBJJF NEW YORK OPEN – New York, NY
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather
April 8, 2017

IBJJF BOSTON SPRING OPEN – Boston, MA
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather Weight Class
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Absolute
April 22, 2017

IBJJF DALLAS OPEN – Denton, TX
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather
April 29, 2017

IBJJF INTERNATIONAL MASTER EUROPE – Barcelona, Spain
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Light Feather
May 6, 2017

IBJJF AMERICAN NATIONALS – Las Vegas, NV
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Light Weight
July 7, 2017

IBJJF WORLD MASTERS – Las Vegas, NV
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather
August 25, 2017

2016

IBJJF EUROPEAN OPEN – Lisbon, Portugal
2nd Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather
January 23, 2016

IBJJF ATLANTA WINTER OPEN – Atlanta, GA
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Middle Weight
February 7, 2016

IBJJF HOUSTON OPEN – Houston, TX
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Middle Heavy Weight
February 20, 2016

IBJJF PAN AMS – Irvine, CA
2nd Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather Weight
March 20, 2016

IBJJF CHICAGO SPRING OPEN – Chicago, IL
1st Place Black Belt Master 2 Feather Weight
April 2, 2016

IBJJF NEW YORK SPRING OPEN – New York, NY
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather Weight
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Open Class
April 9, 2016

IBJJF BOSTON SPRING OPEN – Boston, MA
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Light Weight
3rd Place Black Belt Master 3 Open Class
April 16, 2016

IBJJF SAN ANTONIO GI & NO-GI OPEN – San Antonio, TX
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Light Weight (GI)
2nd Place Black Belt Master 3 Absolute (GI)
1st Place Black Belt Master 2 Light Weight (NO-GI)
April 23 & 24, 2016

IBJJF MIAMI SPRING OPEN – Miami, FL
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Light Weight
May 14, 2016

IBJJF/CBJJ INTERNATIONAL MASTERS – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather Weight
July 16, 2016

IBJJF/JBJJF ASIAN OPEN – Tokyo, Japan
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather Weight
September 11, 2016

IBJJF L.A. PRO – Los Angeles, CA
2nd Place Black Belt Master 2 Feather
October 2, 2016

IBJJF CHARLOTTE OPEN – Concord, NC
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather
October 8, 2016

IBJJF MIAMI FALL OPEN – Miami, FL
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather
October 22, 2016

IBJJF NEW YORK PRO – New York, NY
1st Place Black Belt Master 3 Feather
November 19, 2016

IBJJF LONG BEACH OPEN – Long Beach, CA
1st Place Black Belt Master 1 Feather
December 11, 2016

2015

IBJJF EUROPEAN OPEN – Lisbon, Portugal
2nd Place Black Belt Master 2 Feather
January 24, 2015

IBJJF SAN FRANCISCO OPEN – San Francisco, CA
1st Place Black Belt Master 1 Feather Weight
February 22, 2015

ABU DHABI US PRO JJ – Tampa, FL
1st Place Black Belt Master 65 kg Weight Class
2nd Place Black Belt Master 75 kg Absolute
February 28, 2015

IBJJF PAN JIU JITSU CHAMPIONSHIPS – Irvine, CA
3rd Place Black Belt Master 2 Light Feather Weight
March 15, 2015

IBJJF NEW YORK SPRING OPEN  – New York, NY
1st Place Black Belt Master 1 Feather Weight
April 11, 2015

IBJJF NEW YORK (NO GI) SPRING OPEN  – New York, NY
1st Place Black Belt Master 2 Feather Weight
April 12, 2015

ABU DHABI WORLD PRO – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
3rd Place Black Belt Master 2 – 65 kg
April 24, 2015

CBJJ BRASILEIRO – Sao Paulo, Brazil
1st Place Black Belt Master 2 Light Feather (Defeated Felipe Costa in Finals)
May 3, 2015

IBJJF MASTERS INTERNATIONAL  – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
3rd Place Black Belt Master 2 Light Feather
July 26, 2015

IBJJF CHICAGO SUMMER OPEN  – Chicago, IL
1st Place Black Belt Master 1 Light Feather
August 15, 2015

IBJJF BOSTON SUMMER OPEN  – Boston, MA
1st Place Black Belt Master 2 Light Feather
August 22, 2015

IBJJF BJJ PRO – Santa Cruz, CA
1st Place Black Belt Master 1 Feather
3rd Place Black Belt Master 1 Absolute
August 29, 2015

IBJJF WORLDS MASTER – Las Vegas, NV
2nd Place Black Belt Master 2 Light Feather
September 26, 2015

IBJJF MIAMI OPEN – Miami, FL
1st Place Black Belt Master 2 Feather Weight
October 17, 2015

IBJJF NO GI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS – Long Beach, CA
1st Place Black Belt Master 2 Light Feather Weight
November 7 & 8, 2015

IBJJF SAN ANTONIO OPEN  – San Antonio, TX
1st Place Black Belt Master 2 Light Feather Weight
December 6, 2015

2014

IBJJF ASIAN OPEN – Nagoya, Japan
3rd Place Black Belt Master 2 Light Feather
November 9, 2014

IBJJF MASTER WORLDS – Long Beach,CA
1st Place Black Belt Master 2 Light Feather (Defeated Bernardo Pitel in Finals)
(2nd World Title in the past 3 years)
November 2, 2014

IBJJF NO GI Worlds – Azusa, CA
2nd Place Black Belt Master 1 Feather
October 5, 2014

IBJJF PAN AM NO GI – New York, NY
1st Place Black Belt Master 1 Feather
September 27, 2014

IBJJF American Nationals – Carson, CA
1st Place Black Belt Master 1 Feather
September 6, 2014

IBJJF Toronto Open – Toronto, CA
1st Place Black Belt Master 2 Feather Weight
August 2, 2014

IBJJF Paris Open – Paris, France
2nd Place Black Belt Light Feather Weight Division
June 28, 2014

FIVE GRAPPLING TEXAS 1 – Fort Worth, TX
1st Place Black Belt Master Welterweight
April 19, 2014

IBJJF BOSTON OPEN – Boston, MA
1st Place Black Belt Master 1 Feather Weight
April 5, 2014

IBJJF Houston Open – Houston, TX
1st Place Black Belt Masters 1 Feather Weight
February 23, 2014

2014 IBJJF EUROPEAN OPEN – LISBON, PORTUGAL
3rd PLACE BLACK BELT MASTER 2 FEATHER
JANUARY 26, 2014

2013

2013 IBJJF NO GI WORLDS – Long Beach, CA
1st Place Black Belt Senior 1 Light Feather
November 3, 2013

2013 IBJJF Asian Open – Tokyo, Japan
2nd Place Black Belt Senior 1 Feather
October 27, 2013

2013 IBJJF Miami Open – Miami, FL
1st Place Black Belt Senior 1 Feather
October 19, 2013

2013 IBJJF Master Senior Worlds – Long Beach, CA
3rd Place Black Belt Senior 1 Feather (Won 2 Fights and lost in Semi Final to Sandro Batata)
October 6, 2013

2013 IBJJF NO GI American Nationals – Los Angeles, CA
1st Place Black Belt Master Feather Weight
September 8, 2013

2013 IBJJF American Nationals – Los Angeles, CA
1st Place Black Belt Masters Feather Weight
September 7, 2013

IBJJF Las Vegas Summer Open – Las Vegas, NV
1st Place Black Belt Feather Senior 1
August 10, 2013

IBJJF Toronto Open – Toronto, Canada
1st Place Black Belt Master Feather Champion
August 3, 2013

IBJJF New York Summer Open – New York, NY
1st Place Black Belt Master Feather Weight Champion
July 13, 2013

BJJF EUROPEAN (ROME) OPEN NO GI CHAMPIONSHIP – Rome, Italy
1st Place Black Belt Master Feather Weight Champion
June 30, 2013

IBJJF ROME OPEN – Rome Italy
1st Place Black Belt Masters Feather Weight Champion
June 29, 2013

IBJJF Las Vegas Spring Open – Las Vegas, NV
1st Place Black Belt Senior 1 Pena

IBJJF New York Open – New York, NY
1st Place Black Belt Pena Senior 1

IBJJF Pan Ams Irvine, CA
3rd Place Black Belt Pluma Senior 1

2013 IBJJF Boston Open- Boston, MA
1st Place Black Belt Pena Senior 1
1st Place Black Belt Open Class Senior 1

2012

2012 TXMMA Coach of the Year Award:
Mr. Danny Alvarez (Coach of the Year 2 Years in a Row)

2012 TXMMA Academy of the Year Award:
Alvarez BJJ

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IBJJF NO GI WORLDS Long Beach, CA
1st Place Black Belt Senior 1 Pluma (2X Black Belt NO GI World Champion)
November 4, 2012

IBJJF MASTER WORLDS – Long Beach, CA
1st Place Black Belt Senior 1 Light Feather
Defeated Bernardo Pitel in Finals, Bruno Bastos in Semi Final and Rodrigo Pagani in Quarter Final
October 7, 2012

IBJJF Las Vegas Open August 11, 2012
1st Place Black Belt Master Pena

IBJJF Rio Open Master Senior Jiu Jitsu Championships – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil July 29, 2012
2nd Place Black Belt Pluma Senior 1

IBJJF Pan American Championships Irvine, CA
1st Place Black Belt Pluma Senior 1

IBJJF Chicago Open – Chicago, IL
2nd Place Black Belt Senior 1 Pena
(Lost Finals to Renato Tavares 0-0 and No Advantages for either competitor by Referee’s Decision)

IBJJF San Francisco – Oakland, CA
1st Place Black Belt Senior 1 Pena

IBJJF Europeans – Lisbon, Portugal
1st Place Black Belt Senior 1 Pluma

2011

2011 TXMMA Coach of the Year Award:
Mr. Danny Alvarez

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NABJJF Lone Star Jiu Jitsu Tournament Duncanville, TX
1st Place Black Belt Light Weight

IBJJF NO GI WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Long Beach, CA
1st Place Black Belt Pena Senior 1

IBJJF American Nationals Los Angeles, CA
1st Place Black Belt Masters Pluma
1st Place Black Belt NO GI Senior 1 Pena

IBJJF Worlds Long Beach, CA
Won 1st Round 11-2 against Flavio Ralf Meier (Gracie Elite)
Lost 2nd Round 8-0 against Samuel Braga (Gracie Barra)

IBJJF Pan Ams Irvine, CA
2nd Place Black Belt Masters Pluma

Abu Dhabi Pro Trials- San Diego, CA
1st Place Black Belt Masters 143lb and Under
1st Place Purple/Brown/Black Open Class $500 Cash
3rd Place Black Belt Adult NO GI

NAGA- Fort Worth, TX
3rd Place Black Belt Light Weight

IBJJF Houston- Houston, TX
1st Place Black Belt Masters Pena
2nd Place Black Belt Masters Open Class

2010

IBJJF Miami Open – Miami, FL
1st Place Black Belt Adult Pluma

IBJJF American Nationals Carson, CA
3rd – Place Black Belt Adult Pluma

CBJJO Copa de Mundo Championship, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
3rd Place – Black Belt Adult Pena

Pan American Championship
3rd Place – Black Belt Masters

IBJJF Houston International
1st Place – Black Belt Masters

2009

NAGA Southwest – Fort Worth, TX
2nd Place NO-GI Expert Masters Division

IBJJF Pan Am NO GI Championships – New York, NY
3rd Place – Black Belt Masters
3rd Place – Black Belt Masters Absolute Division

Pan American Championship – Los Angeles, CA
3rd Place – Black Belt Masters

NAGA EUROPA – Dallas, TX
1st Place NO-GI Expert Masters Division

ADCC Regionals – Grand Rapids, MI
1st Place – Advanced Adult Division

2008

IBJJF Pan American Championship – Los Angeles, CA
2nd Place – Black Belt Masters

2007

Pan American Championship – Los Angeles, CA
1st Place – Brown Belt Masters
Grapplers Quest – Las Vegas, NV
3rd Place – NO GI
2nd Place – Brown Belt

2006

Grapplers Domain Championships – Austin, TX
1st Place – NO GI
U.S. Open XI – Santa Cruz, CA
1st Place – Brown Belt Masters
3rd Place – Brown Belt Open
Battle of H-Town – Houston, TX
3rd Place – NO GI

2005

Carlos Machado Winter Wars – Dallas, TX
1st Place – Purple Belt
Carlos Machado BJJ Invitational – Dallas, TX
1st Place – Purple Belt

2004

Pan American Championship – Los Angeles, CA
Eliminated 1st Round
Texas Submission Championship – Dallas, TX
3rd Place – NO GI
Carlos Machado BJJ Invitational – Dallas, TX
1st Place – Purple Belt
Grapplers Quest – Bayonne, NJ
Eliminated 1st Round
Star Jiu -Jitsu Championship – Dallas, TX
1st Place – Purple Belt

2003

Smack Down N H-Town – Houston, TX
3rd Place – Blue Belt
Travis Lutter Tournament – Fort Worth, TX
1st Place – Blue Belt
Battle of H-Town – Houston, TX
1st Place – Blue Belt
Carlos Machado Tournament – Dallas, TX
3rd Place – Blue Belt

2002

Carlos Machado BJJ Championship –Dallas, TX
3rd Place – White Belt
Relson Gracie Challenge – Austin, TX
3rd Place – Blue Belt
1st Place – NO GI
Carlos Machado BJJ Championship –Dallas, TX
2nd Place – NO GI