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Jesse Bruchac

  • Alliance Saratoga Head Instructor
  • Alliance Phase 1 and Phase 2 Certified Instructor
  • USBJJF/IBJJF Certified Rank
  • Co-Founder of Saratoga Kyokushin
  • Co-Founder of WNYMMA & Fitness
  • Licensed MMA Second (Massachusetts)
  • Grapplers Quest World Championship Finals Gold Medalist
  • 4-Time NAGA Gold Medalist
  • Pan American No-Gi Championship Medalist
  • Abu Dhabi Pro Trials Finalist
  • 10-time IBJJJF International Open Champion
  • Biography:

    Jesse Bruchac is a black belt under legendary Romero Jacare Cavalcante and the head instructor of NEBJJ/Team Alliance. He has been training in the martial arts for over 35 years. He has studied the traditional arts of Ishin Ryu Karate, Pentjak Silat and Taekwondo. Since November of 2005 he has been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is an internationally ranked competitor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu who has competed and medalled in both no-gi submission grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments at both the amateur and professional level. Jesse began wrestling at the age of 6. As a highschool wrestler he was team captain of the Suburban Council Championship team of 1990 and the New York State Class A champion. He was chosen as the most valuable wrestler and awarded the prestigious Steve Rue Memorial Award. He held the record for the most pins and over twenty years later, still holds the bench press record at Saratoga High school. Jesse lettered 4 times in wrestling and 3 times in football. He was a two way starter and the team captain of the undefeated 1989-90 Football team. At Ithaca College Jesse was a member of the NCAA National Championship team of 1991, a season called the most memorable in Ithaca Football History. Since he discovered Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2005 it has been his singular athletic passion. He loves learning, teaching and competing in the art and is always striving to improve his game and that of his students and training partners.
    Ranking History

    Jesse after receiving his black belt from Romero "Jacare" Cavalcante.

    After being tested by Bernardo Faria and awarded my brown belt by Romero "Jacare" Cavalcante.

    After testing and being awarded my purple belt by Romero "Jacare" Cavalcante.

    After testing and being awarded my blue belt by Ricardo "de la Riva" Goded.

    With Carlson Gracie Jr. after receiving my first stripe.
    Notable Titles:

  • 2015 IBJJF NY Spring Open - Brown Belt Master 3 Absolute Champion
  • 2015 IBJJF NY Spring Open - Brown Belt Master 3 Silver Medalist
  • 2014 IBJJF Boston Summer Open - Brown Belt Master 3 Absolute Champion
  • 2014 IBJJF Boston Summer Open - Brown Belt Master 3 Gold Medalist
  • 2014 IBJJF Toronto Open - Brown Belt Master 3 Absolute Champion
  • 2014 IBJJF Toronto Open - Brown Belt Master 3 Gold Medalist
  • 2014 IBJJF New York Summer Open - Brown Belt Adult Silver Medalist
  • 2014 IBJJF New York Spring Open - Brown Belt Master 3 Absolute Champion
  • 2014 IBJJF New York Spring Open - Brown Belt Master 3 Gold Medalist
  • 2013 Grapplers Quest World Championship - Brown/Black Belt Gold Medalist
  • 2013 Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials - Purple Belt Silver Medalist
  • 2013 Pan American No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championship - Purple Belt Medalist
  • 2013 IBJJF New York Summer Open - Purple Belt Gold Medalist
  • 2013 IBJJF New York Open - Purple Belt Gold Medalist
  • 2013 NAGA Albany - Purple/Brown/Black Belt Gold Medalist
  • 2013 NAGA Albany - Purple/Brown/Black Belt Silver Medalist
  • 2012 NAGA Albany - Purple/Brown/Black Belt Gold Medalist
  • 2012 NAGA New York - Purple/Brown/Black Belt Gold Medalist
  • 2009 Ithaca Grappling Tournament - Blue Belt Gold Medalist Gi Division
  • 2009 Ithaca Grappling Tournament - Blue Belt Gold Medalist No-gi Division
  • 2008 Hayastan Grappling Challenge - Blue Belt Gold Medalist Gi Division
  • 2008 Hayastan Grappling Challenge - Blue Belt Gold Medalist No-gi Division
  • 2008 Hayastan Grappling Challenge Absolute - Blue Belt Medalist
  • 2008 Joslin's Canadian Open Grappling Championship - Blue Belt Medalist
  • 2008 Ithaca Grappling Tournament - Blue Belt Gold Medalist Gi Division
  • 2008 Ithaca Grappling Tournament - Blue Belt Gold Medalist No-gi Division
  • 2007 NYS Grappling Championship - Blue Belt Gold Medalist Gi Division
  • 2007 NYS Grappling Championship - Blue Belt Gold Medalist No-gi Division
  • 2007 NYS Grappling Championship - Blue Belt Absolute Medalist
  • 2007 Joslin's Canadian Open Grappling Championship - Blue Belt Medalist
  • 2007 Ithaca Grappling Tournament - Blue Belt Gold Medalist Gi Division
  • 2007 Ithaca Grappling Tournament - Blue Belt Gold Medalist No-gi Division
  • 2006 NAGA Ohio - White Belt Silver Medalist
  • 2006 NAGA Ohio - White Belt Gold Medalist
  • 2006 Kumite Classic - White Belt Gold Medalist Gi Division
  • 2006 Kumite Classic - White Belt Gold Medalist No-gi Division

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