4/23/12 was great evening with over 40 students packed on the mats! It was also a very special day with Mr. Michael Lopez’s Blue Belt Promotion at Alvarez Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy in Arlington, TX. Mr. Michael Lopez has been with Alvarez BJJ for over 2 years along with his brother Tony Lopez. Mr. Lopez is a great young man that also wrestles for Martin High School here in Arlington, TX along with taking all AP classes and getting all A’s! Mr. Lopez has just turned 16 years old and now has met all the requirements with Alvarez BJJ and the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation) organization to qualify for his Blue Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Mr. Lopez has put a lot of time on the mat, has done all of the testing requirements along with doing great in his Jiu Jitsu competitions. Mr. Lopez was welcomed to Blue Belt by the other 16-18 year olds that previously received their Blue Belts. Cograts Mr. Lopez on all of your hard work and success! The future looks very bright for you!