THROUGHOUT THE HISTORY OF BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU, THE WORLD HAS TO COME TO KNOW MANY STRONG AND INNOVATIVE TEAMS.
Atos Jiu-Jitsu, founded in 2008 by Prof. Andre Galvao and his friend Prof. Ramon Lemos, has become one the most recognized and respected names in the Jiu-jitsu industry.
As one of the best teams gi and no-gi in the sport, Atos has influenced the way the world practices and defines modern jiu-jitsu. Atos Jiu-Jitsu is linked to the evolution of the 50/50 guard, leg drag, berimbolo, and lapel guard.
The original Atos team included names of Black Belt World Champions such as, Prof. Andre Galvao, Rafa and Gui Mendes, Guto Campos, Claudio Calasans, Bruno Frazatto, Gilbert Burns, Rodrigo Caporal, Ary Frias, Davi Ramos.
Through their success, the Atos Jiu-Jitsu team has attracted talent from all over the world, and has grown rapidly becoming one of the strongest teams in Jiu-Jitsu & Submission Grappling – today lead by the legend and one of the greatest of all time athletes in our sport multi-time world champion gi and no-gi ADCC & IBJJF Hall Of Fame Member Andre Galvao. While the team’s origins were based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the team’s headquarters has been based in San Diego, CA since 2010. Since then, the team has added many great names to its competition team roster, including some of professor Galvao’s black belt team of champions such as Lucas “Hulk’” Barbosa, Jt Torres, Tye & Kade Ruotolo, Josh Hinger, Keenan Cornelius, Kaynan Duarte, Andy Murasaki, Michael Liera Jr., Michael Carbullido, Jonnatas Gracie, Ronaldo Junior, Joao “Bisnaga” Mendes, Gustavo Batista, Luiza Monteiro, Rafael & Emilly Vasconcelos and Daniel Sathler.
There is a great sense of quality over quantity within the Atos team, which relates to our first motto, “Together we are Stronger.”
Today our motto is: “Innovating Grappling Transforming Lives” our team keeps at the top BJJ/Grappling Teams world wide sice the very beginning revealing new champions every year. The Atos team is currently breeding a new crop of talented Jiu-Jitsu athletes (colored belts, teens and kids) who are successfully showcasing their skills in not only in the world of sport Jiu-Jitsu, but also within the world of mixed martial arts and submission grappling. Many BJJ (gi & no-gi) and MMA competitors seek Atos Jiu-Jitsu as their brand of BJJ/Grappling because of the success the team has experienced at the highest levels of BJJ/Grappling competition.
Atos has the best kids program (starting at 3 years old) in the world nowadays creating multi-time little champions – the future of our sport.
Those such as Anderson Silva, Israel Adesanya, Rodrigo Minotauro, Carlos Diego, Cat Zingano, Cris Cyborg…as well as Atos veterans such as Andre Galvao, Ary Frias, Davi Ramos , Bruno Frazatto and, Gilbert Burns Durinho have demonstrated great success in the most respected international Jiu-Jitsu competitions and translated this well into the world of MMA.
Atos was founded by two friends who shared the same religious beliefs and an intense passion for Jiu-Jitsu. The word “Atos” is the Portuguese word for “acts,”, which specifically references “The Book of Acts” in the bible, based on the belief that “God can do amazing things through ordinary people, when He empowers them through His Spirit.” Today, the Atos jiu-jitsu association members and competitors continue to spread their innovative style of jiu-jitsu across the world.
You can currently find Atos Jiu-jitsu Schools in over 20 countries worldwide.