Tarsis Humphrey (born November 4th, 1983 in Sao Paulo, Brazil). He has been practising Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) since the age of 13. At age 23 He became a Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under Fabio Gurgel, the co-founder of the Alliance Jiu Jitsu Team.
Tarsis is one of Alliance’s heavy hitter Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitors. From 2007 to 2009 he won a medal in whichever black belt adult division he entered. The champion of the first WORLD PROFESSIONAL JIU-JITSU CUP in Abu Dhabi, at his weight and at the open division defeating Gracie Barra’s Braulio Estima. Also medalist at the last three BJJ World Championships.
Tarsis is a veteran at ADCC. In 2007 he was third place losing at the semi-final in a very tight fight against the UFC and ADCC star Demian Maia (who after that became champion overcoming Flavio “Cachorrao” Almeida). Tarsis is at the best moment of his career and is training hard to put his name in the select group of JiuJitsu world champions.