Team Alvarez Jiu Jitsu Arlington TX 2012 IBJJF Master Senior results were just amazing! On Sunday October 7, 2012, in Long Beach, CA, Team Alvarez Jiu Jitsu representing Bruno Bastos and Team Nova Uniao sent 8 competitors to compete against the best in the World at the IBJJF Master Senior Jiu Jitsu Championships. All Teams around the globe know hard it is to get just 1 competitor up on the medal podium at the highest level let alone multiple students but that is exactly what Team Alvarez Jiu Jitsu accomplished. With months and months of hard training and game planning preparation, Team Alvarez Jiu Jiu Jitsu had 7 out of the 8 competitors make it up on the medal podium with 3 of them becoming World Champions!

Mr. Danny Alvarez (Black Belt Senior 1 Pluma) had to go through 3 very tough and awesome Black Belts with two of them being 3rd Degree Black Belts and Multi Time World Champions in order to become one. Mr. Jordan Shepler (Blue Belt Master Leve) and his wife Ms. Natalia Shepler (Blue Belt Master Pluma) all had multiple fights in their divisions defeating some opponents by submission and some on points to accomplish the ultimate goal of becoming a 2012 IBJJF Master Senior World Champion! Mr. Joe Gonzales (Blue Belt Master Medio) had 4 consecutive wins then came up short in the finals to take home the Silver Medal. Mr. Rob Crosley (Blue Belt Senior 1 Leve) won 2 consecutive matches then came up short in the semi finals to take home the Bronze Medal, Mr. Rennie Crisafulli (Blue Belt Senior 1 Pena) won 2 consecutive matches as well then came up short in the semi finals to take home the Bronze and Mr. Bryan Landin (Blue Belt Senior 1 Super Heavy) also brought home the Bronze Medal. Mr. Samuel Robledo (Blue Belt Master Super Heavy) had an awesome performance and gave it everything he had but came up short in his first match and was out of the tournament in the first round. These awesome performances by all competitors gave  Team Alvarez 3 Golds, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals and help score 33 points for Team Nova Uniao in one of the biggest and most important tournaments of the year.

So many of the Nova Uniao World Champions from the 90’s and early 2000 like Robson Moura, Vitor Shoalin, Gustavo Dantas all came back out to show their might one more time by taking 1st place in their divisions. With all Team Nova Uniao Competitors from around the World giving it everything they had and leaving everything out on the mat, Team NU took home the 2012 IBJJF Master Senior World Team Championships in both the Male and Female Divisions. See full results here Big congrats again to all Team Alvarez Jiu Jitsu  and the entire Nova Uniao association on all their individuals and team victories.

Mr. Alvarez’s Master Senior Matches:


Mr. Natalia Shepler’s Master Senior Match:


Mr. Joe Gonzales’s Master Senior Matches:


Mr. Jordan Shepler’s Matches: