Gustavo Pires (Head Instructor)

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Professor Gustavo Pires, commonly known as “Siri”, is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Carlos Gracie Junior, and one of the top Gracie Barra competitors of is generation in the sport’s super-heavyweight division, with medals at the Pan American, No-Gi World, World Masters and Brazilian National Championships. Gustavo Siri is also known for his coaching abilities, having been crucial in the development of important grapplers such as André Campos and Bruno Rocha.

Gustavo Pires was born on the 20th of November, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.

Pires started training jiu jitsu in his mid teens (15/16), influenced by his older brother Marcelo, who already trained at Gracie Barra‘s headquarters in Barra da Tijuca, RJ.

Gustavo’s first class was taught by the legendary developer of the half guard position, Roberto “Gordo” Correa, who was one of the head coaches at the gym.

Going through the belt system of jiu jitsu, Gustavo earned many important titles, including Brazilian National and Pan American titles, quickly establishing himself as one of the top prospects in the sport.

His competitive success led to his black belt, which he earned on the 12th of August, 2003 from the hands of Carlos Gracie Junior. After receiving his black belt, Gustavo Siri received an offer to move to the South of Brazil, and establish an academy there. He remained in the South for many years, after which he moved to London – United Kingdom, where he remained for almost two years.

In 2009 Gustavo was invited by his older brother to move to California in the United states. Pires accepted his brother’s invitation and settled in the American state. In 2011 he started teaching at Gracie Barra Fullerton until December 2016 when he decided to leave the academy , moving to Kennewick (Washington State) where he set base.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Junior > Gustavo Pires

Main Achievements:

Black Belt Results

2017

  • World No Gi- 1st Place
  • Fight to win Pro Seattle super fight Winner

2016

  • Pan American Championship- 2nd place
  • IBJJF Los Angeles BJJ Pro- 1st place (weight) 2nd place (open class)

2015

  • IBJJF Irvine International Open- 1st Place (weight & Open class)
  • World Master championship- 1st place
  • American Nationals No Gi- 3rd place
  • Pan American championship- 3rd place
  • IBJJF Santa Cruz BJJ Pro- 2nd place
  • IBJJF Las Vegas Spring open- 1st place
  • Jiu-jitsu World league- 1st place

2014

  • Pan American Chapionship- 1st place
  • World Pro championship/USA Trials- 2nd place
  • IBJJF Las Vegas Summer Open- 1st place
  • IBJJF Chicago Spring Open- 1st place (weight & open class )
  • IBJJF Black belt Pro League- 3rd place

2013

  • Pan American championship- 1st place
  • World No Gi championship- 1st place
  • American National No Gi- 1st place
  • IBJJF Chicago Winter Open- 1st place (weight & open class)
  • IBJJF Las Vegas Spring Open- 1st place
  • IBJJF Boston Winter Open- 1st place
  • American National Championship- 1st place (weight & open class)
  • IBJJF San Francisco Winter Open- 2nd place
  • IBJJF Black belt Pro League- 2nd place

2012

  • World Master championship- 1st place(weight) 3rd place(open class)
  • World Pro Championship/San Diego trials- 2nd place
  • American National championship- 2nd place
  • IBJJF Long Beach open- 1st place
  • IBJJF Las Vegas Open- 1st place
  • IBJJF Black belt Pro League- 2nd place

2011

  • World No Gi Championship- 3rd place
  • IBJJF Chicago Winter Open- 1st place (weight & open class)

2010

  • World No Gi Championship- 1st place
  • American National No Gi Championship- 3rd place
  • IBJJF Houston Open- 1st place
  • IBJJF Las Vegas Open- 1st place (weight & open class)

2009

  • American National No Gi championship- 2nd place (weight) 1st place (open class)
  • IBJJF Miami International Open- 3rd place
  • Brighton Open- Super fight Winner (England)

2006

  • Brazilian National Teams Championship- 2nd place
  • Brown Belt Results

2003

  • Pan American Championship- 1st place
  • Brazil X USA Challenge- 1st place

2002

  • Pan American Championship- 1st place
  • Purple Belt Results

2000

  • Brazilian National Championship- 1st place
  • World Championship- 2nd place

1999

  • Brazilian National Championship- 1st Place

Blue Belt Results

1999

  • Pan American Championship- 1st place
  • World Championship- 3rd place

1998

  • Pan American Championship- 1st place
  • Brazilian National Championship- 1st place
  • World Championship- 2nd place

1997

  • Brazilian National Championship- 1st place

1996

  • Rio de Janeiro State Championship- 3rd place

 Alex Larmey (Coach)

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 Main Achievements:

2017-2018 Brown Belt

  • Subleague Qualifer #2 – 1st (No Gi), 3rd Absolute (Black belt Gi)
  • Grappling Industries Portland, Oregon – 1st Place (No Gi), 1st Place Absolute (Gi)
  • Northwest Open, Spokane, WA – 1st Place (Gi)

2015-2017 Purple Belt

  • Newbreed – 5 x Champion
  • North American Grappling Association (NAGA) – 3 x Champion
  • Kakuto Submission Only, Atlanta, GA 1st Place (No Gi)
  • Grappling Industries Submission Only NC – 1st (No Gi)
  • IBJJF Atlanta Open – 3rd (Gi), 3rd (No Gi)

2013-2015 Blue Belt

  • Caged Chaos 9 – Fight of the Night (MMA)
  • Caged Chaos 8 – Fight of the Night Winner (MMA)
  • South Carolina Grappling Championships – 1st (Gi), 1st (No Gi), 1st (absolute No Gi)

2012

  • American Fighting Alliance – Fight of the Night Winner (Muay Thai)

Alex Xander Larmey was born in Phoenix, AZ on the 19th of December, 1988.

Alex moved to Kennewick, WA when he was 2 years old. He graduated from Southridge high school and Columbia Basin College in 2007. Alex then received his BA in History from Washington State University in 2009.

Alex is a veteran leaving active duty as a Combat Engineer Captain with the United States Army. During Alex’s time in the service he became a level 4 Army Combatives Instructor, teaching hundreds of Soldiers in hand to hand combat. During his time as a Combatives instructor he found a love for Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Alex came back from a tour in Afghanistan in 2013 where he led over 200 route clearance missions, of which their primary objective was to locate and neutralize improvised explosive devices (IEDs) designed to kill coalition forces. Alex was in a constant state of an adrenaline rush, dealing with life and death situations for both himself and his Soldiers. Alex Suffered from depression from the adrenaline dump experienced once he returned to the United States. He found relief and new purpose in training and competing in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and other forms of submission grappling. He left active duty with a new passion. Alex knows with absolute certainty that he wants to spend the rest of his life training, competing, and teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other forms of martial arts to people of all walks of life. Alex has had the privilege to diversify his Jiu-Jitsu training under many different professors due to constant moving while serving in the military.

Alex is a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as well as:

  • Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
  • Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
  • Certified Weight Loss Specialist (WLS)
  • Certified Mixed Martial Arts Conditioning Specialist (MMACS)
  • Certified Women’s Fitness Specialist (WFS)
  • Certified Youth Exercise Specialist (YES)

Alex is married to his wonderful life Sabrina Larmey and he has two identical twin sons, Ronin and Dorian.