First Name Last Name

Ian  Lieberman
Ian Lieberman


First Name: Alan
Last Name: Shebaro
City: McKinney
State: Texas
Country: USA
School: Tier 1 Training Facility
Reader Comments
1. Submitted by Soannia Tiem on Tuesday October 25, 2011 12:14 PM
Alan Shebaro is a WONDERFUL instructor who has an eye for detail. Every move he teaches, he goes over step-by-step to ensure everyone understands the move being shown. He goes out of his way to make sure everyone in the class understands what it is you are doing and why. His teaching style is to drill, drill, drill with the RIGHT technique so that when you roll you flow effortlessly. He is always one to push you to YOUR edge and will always give 110% to all his students.
2. Submitted by Peyvand on Tuesday October 25, 2011 12:20 PM
Mr. Shebaro is the premier BJJ instructor in Mckinney. Since I have joined I have noticed his class grow ten fold. His knowledge is extremely vast. He takes his time with each student to make sure they understand the flow drill properly. What I appreciate most about Mr. Shebaro is he is extremely honest with each student. He doesn’t just give belts away. He wants his students to be the best. I’ve seen some of his blue belts defeat purple and even some brown belts from other gyms.
3. Submitted by Brian Horvath on Tuesday October 25, 2011 12:36 PM
Professor Shebaro is unique in his skill and instructional acumen. Classes are designed to flow from one lesson to the next with interconnected techniques. He has discussed preventing submissions with me, but he prefers deep understanding of the submission itself to see as a practitioner what will prevent it. This level of insight and detail permeates his classes. His students form a family and respect is inherent in his facility. I look forward to my next opportunity to train with him.
4. Submitted by John H. Martin on Tuesday October 25, 2011 12:43 PM
Alan’s instruction is WORLD CLASS!! Not only is he a phenomenal instructor but he knows the students he teaches; what motivates them; what drives them. Some might need to be handled with kid’s gloves while others with tough love and everything in between. It was a breath of fresh air when I had Alan in my corner during a jui jitsu tournament i was in. I could hear his instructions clearly and he knew exactly what needed to be done for me to be a winner.
5. Submitted by Cain Hinojos on Tuesday October 25, 2011 12:47 PM
One of the absolute very best instructors. Mr. Shebaro is so due to the fact of his ability to explain the reasoning and effectiveness of each and every single move and technique. Taking his time to ensure that knowledge is obtained and absorbed by asking the students the right questions in order to have the student not only grow as a better pratctioner of BJJ but to open their way of thinking. I am honored and proud to call him a coach, instructor and a friend.
6. Submitted by Jonah Moshiri on Tuesday October 25, 2011 1:29 PM
I’m completely new to this sport and Alan’s uses of allusions, repitition and explaining WHY something is done a certain way make everything a whole lot easier. He shows us the common sense shortcuts and strategies that other instructors (on YouTube) don’t do. When we’re going over a move, we go over it in groups multiple times and while that goes on, he goes to each individual group and tells them what’s being done wrong, right, how and why to fix it. His instruction proves he obviously has a huge knowledge of the sport.
7. Submitted by Brett on Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:12 PM
Alan is the best instructor I have come across so far. He is very detailed and step by step with all of the moves he demonstrates. He make sure his students not only understand the how, but the why behind it. He doesn�t yell, he doesn�t condescend, and he doesn�t use his students as a way to show off his own skills. I think of his flow drills every time I roll. He is not the kind of instructor that sits in a corner and shouts instructions, or just hovers over you and tells you what you are doing wrong. He truly engages with all of his students. He has said many times, �I am not teaching students, I am teaching future training partners.�
8. Submitted by Justin Scott on Tuesday October 25, 2011 2:18 PM
Alan Shebaro is a high caliber instructor/coach that delivers lessons with clarity and precision. He has a sincere desire to see all of his students succeed, and people cannot help but respect him for that, as well as for his many other powerful qualities. He has deep understanding of everything he instructs, and because of that has been able to teach everyone that I have seen him work with. Alan Shebaro is sowing the seeds of greatness in Tier 1 Training Facility, and I highly recommend becoming a part of it.
9. Submitted by Eric Trudell on Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:58 PM
Alan Shebaro is world class. He has completely changed the way I have approached fitness, training, and BJJ. He tells you your weaknesses and gives you ways to strengthen them. I called him and told him about a poor performance in a tournament and he laid out a plan to prevent it from happening again. I won the next tournament. He took me from a almost strictly guard guy to a balanced BJJ practitioner. He is not only a great instructor but a great guy. Osss!
10. Submitted by Tiffany Marsh on Tuesday October 25, 2011 4:59 PM
Alan Shebaro is an amazing instructor. He coaches all of his students to excellence and helps all of us achieve our greatest potential. He is very decated to his skill, showing us the same move 4 times if need be, and when we make mistakes, he corrects us and encourages us to try again. Without Alan, i wouldnt be the athlete I am today. I would recommend anyone and everyone to join up at Tier 1 Training Facility and see what Mr. Shebaro has to offer!
11. Submitted by Will Haddad on Tuesday October 25, 2011 7:02 PM
As a Strength and Conditioning coach and Martial Artist of 15+ years, there is no question that Alan is the best coach I’ve trained under. From a values standpoint, what impacted me most, is a great passion to help others achieve success (whatever form it may come in). That type of selflessness something too many in this industry only pay lip service to. From a technical coaching perspective, his ability to zero in on areas for improvement then develop the right training solution is the hallmark of a champion caliber coach. It’s a function of years of experience as well as God given talent, and it’s very rare to find. Alan is a true warrior and he has proven it on the mat, in the gym, and in the Special Forces. In my opinion he personifies the best of the warrior class. Honor, courage, toughness, and dedication to victory, these are all traits he embodies and shares. I’m very honored to call him friend and coach.
12. Submitted by Alonso on Tuesday October 25, 2011 8:43 PM
It’s one of the best thing I’v ever done it amazing the best and he is a great friend
13. Submitted by Tom Mcilwain on Tuesday October 25, 2011 9:08 PM
Alan is one of the most talented instructors I’ve ever gotten to work with. Every time I’ve gotten the opportunity to learn from Alan, I’ve walked away with game changing technique. Great teacher and better person
14. Submitted by Daemon on Wednesday October 26, 2011 1:22 AM
The Tier 1 Training Facility is the future of combat sport training! Alan offers world-class instruction and is an exceptional person. You get the best instruction in BJJ gi and no-gi, Muay Thai, and Strength and Conditioning all in one place.
15. Submitted by Sam Vanderslice on Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:15 AM
Professor Alan Shebaro is an outstanding instructor and mentor. His teaching techniques and methods are easily understandable by all levels of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I feel that his teachings prove themselves in his students. I personally have learned a lot from Professor Alan Shebaro. He has not only given me the technical edge but also the mental edge in competition by making sure that first and fore most you believe in yourself and your abilities. Since being promoted to purple belt by Alan I have won 3 mma titles in 3 different states and have had 6 mixed martial arts fights which I have won all of them. I have also won several prestigous grappling titles in both gi and no gi. I credit all of my wins and such to Coach Alan Shebaro. His grappling and strength and conditioning instruction has put me above and beyond my competitors. I highly recommend Professor Alan Shebaro for all your goals you might have whether it be to just get in shape, learn discipline, or maybe have future plans to compete.
16. Submitted by Brian Cox on Wednesday October 26, 2011 12:27 PM
Alan Shebaro is a high level jiu jitsu instructor whose reputation speaks for itself. I have never seen a gym grow in the way that Tier 1 has. Coach Shebaro’s instruction and attention to detail is top notch. His passion for the gym shows in not only the instruction, but the quality of the facility. His professionalism is unmatched. He is honest, straight forward, and very loyal. I am honored to call him Coach and friend. He is very kind, self-less, and has a huge heart. But don’t mistake that for weakness, he is still capable of killing you.
17. Submitted by Thuy Nguyen on Wednesday October 26, 2011 3:17 PM
I’ve seen Alan work with three feet children and six feet adults. What is always present is his respect for every individual and his passion and dedication to his teaching and training.
18. Submitted by Joe becker on Wednesday October 26, 2011 11:46 PM
Alan Shebaro opened my eyes to a new level of training. He slowed my individual movement while speeding up my thought process. Alan taught me to respect those I train with and respect the world of jiu jitsu. Alan introduced me to higher levels of fitness and did them with me. Alan is very detailed and never misses the details. Teaches you the small things. Ingrains them in your brain so you can be successful in each technique. Alan constantly asks you what you are uncomfortable with and works with you on it. Even as our paths separated Alan has kept up with what I am doing and follows my fights or tournaments. Alan is a one of a kind guy. A true hero of the sport.
19. Submitted by Alex Nahhas on Thursday October 27, 2011 12:06 AM
Alan Shebaro is an outstanding coach. He pays attention to detail and explains things thoroughly so that things are easily understood. Tier1 has grown drastically since I’ve started training there, and not only have a seen significant improvements in my strength and conditioning, but it’s noticeable across the entire group of students. Mr. Shebaro also trains with us during class. I’ve trained at several places and rarely do u see a world class coach train next to his students. Mr. Shebaro is motivating and extremely knowledgable about everything he teaches. I love training at tier1, great people, great workouts and combatives, with the best coach….what more could u ask for?
20. Submitted by Eric Shaw on Thursday October 27, 2011 12:19 AM
Alan has been a friend and training partner of mine for over 10years. His level of knowledge in jiu jitsu and sports conditioning is indeed first class. He has exemplified both in his own life at the highest level. His attention to detail and committment to excellence is what puts him on another level. If you are in the McKinney (Tx) area, I encourage you to attend a class. You won’t be disappointed.
21. Submitted by James E. Brown on Thursday October 27, 2011 11:52 AM
I met Alan in 1998 and we became fast friends and training partners. Alan�s is a life dedicated to training and teaching martial arts and combat skills. His training and conditioning programs consistently produce highly technical and physically fit individuals that perform extremely well in the training environment as well as in competition. From white belt to black belt, Alan has something to offer every skill set and physical fitness level. James E. Brown, DC BJJ 2nd degree black belt
22. Submitted by sammy on Thursday October 27, 2011 12:15 PM
Bad ass instructor! Alan is a respectable man, he is great with everyone. He is a great instrutor when it comes down to details, step by step instructions are given so no one will fall behind. The passion is deffinately there with it comes down to Alan coaching. The workouts are very motivating. Alan is helping me in trainning for jiu jistu, with him by my side I know he will get me to where I need to be. I love trainning at the Tier 1 and everyone apart of it.
23. Submitted by Dirty South on Thursday October 27, 2011 2:19 PM
I served with Alan Shebaro in the United States Army in Special Forces. We did three combat rotations of Iraq together. All together I have eight combat rotations to Iraq and Afghanistan in Special forces. I have served in the Army for twenty years 11 of those years in SF. Alan is by far hands down the best BJJ instructor I have ever had the privledge to train under. There are those that know BJJ and there are those that know it so well that they can teach it to even some of the most difficult students. The way he teaches makes it seem natural, as he explains all aspects BJJ. BJJ is definately his passion, and through an incredible work ethic, in everything he does, determination and understanding it has become his gift. He has definately proven himself beyond a doubt and I trust him with my life, and have so in the truest sence. Most importantantly he is and always will be a close friend and brother!
24. Submitted by junior Ray on Thursday October 27, 2011 2:37 PM
Professor Shebaro is truly an elite among professionals. Super attention to detail and discipline; and one that cares about the quality and progression of the art and sport.
25. Submitted by VEE (Vanessa) on Thursday October 27, 2011 3:44 PM
You can always tell a great instructor not only by the way they teach but also by how much time and knowledge they are willing to share. Often more than not you will find instructors who hold back a little here and there but Coach Alan is more than excited for the day you become better than him! From 6yrs old to 60yrs old, you will be treated w respect and with all his passion for the sport and for fitness, he will keep you motivated and encouraged to get better and stronger! It not only has been an honor to have known him for almost a decade but now knowing I have him in my corner when its GO TIME, now we’re talking!!
26. Submitted by Nick Hernandez on Friday October 28, 2011 12:36 PM
It is great to have Alan as an instructor, he takes the time and work for everybody at his facility. He makes evey detail and instruction important for every individual.
27. Submitted by Justin on Monday December 12, 2011 11:09 AM
The most technical and well delivered instruction I have ever received. Honestly feel he is one the best instructors I have ever learned from. He really cares if someone gets the technique and he shows it in away that people can always understand.
28. Submitted by King Webb on Tuesday January 17, 2012 11:01 AM
I have known Alan since he and I were both white belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Alan is a top of the food chain martial artist and honorable US Army soldier. I am proud to know this man and would highly recommend him as an instructor to anyone, regardless of age or skill level. King Webb BJJ Blackbelt Seguin Mixed Martial Arts
29. Submitted by Ronny on Wednesday February 22, 2012 3:34 PM
Great instructor, practitioner, and competitor. A true professional that demands attention to detail, discipline, and technique.
30. Submitted by Michael Kittrell on Wednesday February 22, 2012 5:05 PM
I started at Coach Shebaro’s jujitsu school roughly 6 months ago, and have been hooked ever since. Coach Shebaro has forced me to work my weaknesses, something I feel alot of times gets lost in the shuffle of day-to-day training. It is a great feeling to feel like each and every time you leave class, you have improved your game.
31. Submitted by Brett James on Tuesday March 13, 2012 2:24 AM
Alan Shebaro is not only the best BJJ instructor in America, but he is a TRUE American hero! His personal sacrifices go far beyond the matt in what he’s done for this country. As far as BJJ goes, he’s got his own unique system of grappling that I have found to be more effective than any traditional methods around. He has also taught my son to be more of a leader. My 6 yr old son was very shy when he started. Now he can use his voice to lead and has learned how to use his mind to control his body effectively. I highly suggest choosing Alan as your instructor; you just can’t beat him!!!
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