THE INSTRUCTORS

You will be learning from world champions with 20+ World Titles.

The depth of knowledge amassed by our instructors will be a great advantage to anyone who desires about learning the art. If you are looking for a new fitness routine our Academy has something for you.

  • André Galvão Atos Jiu-Jitsu HQ Co-Founder & Head Professor

    “I personally know many [people] that start training jiu-jitsu as a hobby and it changes their life for the better – better endurance, better flexibility. Life can be stressful and jiu-jitsu can help you regain balance.” – Professor André Galvão, on the benefits of jiu-jitsu.

  • Angelica Galvão Head Women's Only Professor

    “On the mats we are all the same, regardless of your social position, skin color, faith and beliefs. We may not speak the same language, but we can easily communicate with one another thanks to this beautiful art.” – Professor Angelica Galvão, on connecting via jiu-jitsu.

  • Josh Hinger Kids 8-12 Class Professor & No-Gi Professor

    “I started jiu-jitsu on July 2, 2003 and never stopped training. I had one hiatus in 2008, when I was a blue-belt, where I was in the peace corps. Not doing jiu-jitsu for two-years, made me realize  that I love jiu-jitsu.” – Professor Josh Hinger, on when his jiu-jitsu journey started.

  • Nisar Loynab Kids 5-8 Class Professor and Kid's Competition Class

    “I got started when I was 16 years old, I was getting into some trouble in and out of school. My father wanted to offer me something [more beneficial] to occupy my time. Jiu-jitsu was what we found.” – Professor Nisar, on how he got started in jiu-jistu.

  • Mike Carbullido Kids 8-12 Program Professor & Prof. Galvão Assistant

    “I’m very happy to have helped our team, [Atos], win various titles throughout the years. Teaching the kids is the passion I’m devoting myself to. I can’t wait for this coming new year. I cherish watching their development on and off the mats.” – Professor Carbullido, on teaching the kid’s program.

  • Dominique Bell Basic & Fundamentals Class Professor & Prof. Galvão assistant

    “I was very critical at first; however, I would look over [to the jiu-jitsu class] and see very small guys beating larger opponents. I couldn’t understand why. Afterwards, [he] explained the concept of leverage and the principles of jiu-jitsu. I was hooked.” – Professor Dominique, on his exposure to jiu-jitsu.

  • Michael Perez Kids Class Assistant Professor & No-Gi Class

    “This is a very special moment for me. I have been training since 2008, earning a black belt was always my goal end goal. Everyone contributed to this result, I have trained with each and every one of you, you made me better and vice-versa. We progress together.” – Professor Michael Perez, on the journey to earning a black belt.

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