“You don’t have to be the best, you just have to do your best”

André Galvão

Atos Jiu-Jitsu Team, founded in 2008 by Professors Andre Galvão and Ramon Lemos, is a highly esteemed and influential name in the Jiu-Jitsu industry. Despite its small size, Atos has revolutionized Modern Jiu-Jitsu, introducing techniques such as the 50/50 guard, leg drag, and berimbolo. Originally based in São Paulo, Brazil, the team's headquarters relocated to San Diego, CA in 2010. With a focus on quality over quantity, Atos has attracted talented athletes from around the globe, including renowned names like Leo D'avila, Keenan Cornelius, JT Torres, Mendes Brothers, Claudio Calasans, and more. The team's motto, "Together we are Stronger," reflects their commitment to unity. Atos athletes excel not only in Sport Jiu-Jitsu but also in Mixed Martial Arts. Anderson Silva, Carlos Diego, Ary Frias, Davi Ramos, Bruno Frazatto, and Gilbert Burns are just a few examples of Atos' success in international competitions and MMA. The word "Atos" means "Acts" in Portuguese, symbolizing the belief that extraordinary things can be achieved through ordinary people empowered by God's spirit. With over 50 affiliated academies in 14 countries, Atos continues to spread its innovative style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu worldwide.

Andre Galvao has built one of the most successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies in the world, with a Headquarters located in San Diego, California, and affiliates in 21 countries around the globe.


The remarkable career of

Andre Galvao


6x ADCC World Champion

6x IBJJF World Champion

9x IBJJF Pan American Champion

3x UAEJJF World Pro Champion

2x IBJJF European Champion