André GalvãoAtos Jiu-Jitsu HQ Co-Founder & Head Professor

    Prof. Galvão is a jiu-jitsu legend and multiple-time world champion who heads the Atos team here in San Diego, CA. Originally from Brazil, Galvão moved to San Diego, CA to open his academy and further grow the Atos team. Today you will find him on top of the podium of all the major tournaments or here at our Headquarters where he shares his love and passion for jiu-jitsu with his students. Throughout the duration of the year, you will find Prof. Galvão conducting seminars in various countries and continents worldwide, spreading his techniques, philosophies, and Brazilian Jiujitsu lifestyle, motivating and inspiring people worldwide. Aside from being the founder & head coach of the Atos Jiu-Jitsu, he is also a husband, father, missionary, and President of Atos Jiu-Jitsu Association.

    Black Belt Titles:

    • 5 time World Champion IBJJF (2017, 2016, 2014, 2008 & 2005);
    • 5 time ADCC World Champion (2011 weight & absolute, 2013, 2015 & 2017 super fight champion);
    • 10 time Pan American Champion IBJJF (2005, 2008 weight/absolute, 2006, 2011, 2013, 2014 weight/absolute, 2016, 2017);
    • 3 times World Pro Cup Champion (2012, 2013, 2014 UAEJJ)
    • World Cup CBJJO  Champion (2006)
    • 2 time European IBJJF Champion (2015 weight/absolute)
    • Worlds CBJJE Champion (2008)
    • Ultimate Absolute NYC – No Gi Champion (2011)
    • Metamoris 4 – Super Fight Champ Main Event (Galvao vs Sonnen)
    • Metamoris 2 – Super Fight Champ (Galvao vs Lovato Jr)
    • Fight2WinPro Super Fight Main Event Champ (Galvao vs Bastos)
    • Berkut 2 Moscow Super Fight Main Event Champ (Galvao vs Barral)
    • Galvão now is retired from competition dedicating his time to his family and students as head coach of team Atos Jiu-jitsu.
    • Team Atos JJ is nowadays 2 time IBJJF World Champion (2017 & 2018).
    • Galvão conquered the Pan 2017 & 2018 as head coach as well.

    Brown Belt Main Titles (2004):

    • 2 time World Champion IBJJF weight and absolute;
    • World Cup Champion CBJJO weight and absolute;
    •  Pan American Champion IBJJF weight and absolute
    • Pan American Super Fight Champ IBJJF  Brazil Vs USA;
    • Brazilian Nationals Champion IBJJF;
    • 2 time South American Champion CBJJO weight and absolute;
    • 2 time Brazilian Cup CBJJO Champion weight and absolute;
    • 2 time Sao Paulo State Champion weight and absolute;
    • 2 time Super Fight Champ BandSports;
    • Galvao won his world titles in 2004 (weight & absolute) as brown submitting all his opponents back to back. Fighting won tournaments in one week (IBJJF Worlds & CBJJO World Cuip). The only fight Galvao didn’t win via submission was the semi-finals IBJJF on his weight division.

    Purple Belt Main Tiitles (2003):

    • 2 time World Champion IBJJF weight and absolute;
    • 2 time World Cup Champion CBJJO weight and absolute;
    • Brazilian Nationals IBJJF by Team Champion ;
    • 2 time Sao Paulo State FPJJ Champion weight and absolute;
    • Rio State Champion;
    • 4 time Super Fight BandSports TV Champ;
    • Galvao won his world titles in 2003 (weight & absolute) as purple belt submitting all his opponents back to back. fighting two tournaments back to back in one week (IBJJF Worlds and CBJJO World Cup).

    Blue Belt Main Titles (2001-2002)

    • World Champion IBJJF;
    • Brazilian Nationals IBJJF Champion;
    • Sao Paulo State FESP – FPJJ Champion

    ***The best Blue, Purple and Brown belt of the world (2002,2003,2004).

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