Atos HQ’s Newest Black Belts!

Congratulations to Zach, Victor, KP, and Jose on receiving your well deserved black belts this week!  We are so extremely proud of each of you and excited to see you reach this monumental moment in your Jiu Jitsu journey.




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Last night I had the honor of being promoted to black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu by professor @galvaobjj —— words can’t express how proud and happy I am to have been awarded a black belt by him. He’s an incredible coach and being considered good enough by him to wear a black belt is a real honor. When I first started BJJ becoming a black belt and reaching that level felt impossible. For it to actually happen is so surreal. I want to thank my loving and supportive parents I hope I’m making them proud. I want to thank professor @galvaobjj for being an amazing coach and mentor who leads by example. Being a black belt under him is a dream come true I want to thank @hingerbjj for giving me a place to live when I first moved to San Diego and helping me pursue this dream of mine. And I have to thank professor Joe Monahan and professor @alexjaristides for always believing in my potential and being supportive of me the entire time I’ve known them. Alex and joe taught me most of my bjj but also taught me how to act on and off the mat. They gave me a job working at their academy so I could focus on training and learn how an academy is run. They’ve been there for me whenever I have needed them and awarded me all my belts up through brown belt. Thank you guys. And lastly thank you to all my training partners at @atosjiujitsuhq and @maxum_bjj who have always helped me and pushed me in training. Especially my brother @mattrbjj who I love unconditionally and has always been by my side.

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