The Brazilian Jiujitsu is considered the most effect martial art. One big example of that is the beginning of the MMA when the Jiujitsu Fighters proved the efficiency of our art against all the other martial arts. By that time the Brazilian Jiujitsu started to be recognized as the most effective martial art.
In Jiujitsu we do not learn about punches and kicks. We learn about self defense, control and submission. The Jiujitsu is considered the "father" of all martial arts. So the Jiujitsu is the Alfa of all Martial Arts.
If you wanna learn about this art please contact us or come to us and feel free to make a visit. It will be our pleasure to show you how effective is our Art Jiujitsu.
See you soon!
Prof Galvão is going to Brazil to teach and help his friend and mate Anderson Silva next month. Prof is going to Brazil June 12th right after his fight at Metamoris Pro in June 9th in LA.
Anderson Silva's camp will be in Rio de Janeiro.
More news about that soon.
We having working a lot on grips. That is really important for the gi fight.
if you wanna have a good Jiujitsu game you need to work on your grips.
My student Brandt Tiem got his blue belt this week from my hands. Congrats Brandt, you earn it!
Brandt is training a lot everyday and his improvement in Bjj and life is amazing. Congrats Brandt our goal is the black belt. Lets keep working buddy!
Today we had a good time training with our friend Anderson Silva at his gym in LA. The best mma fighter of the world represent the team Atos Jiujitsu in the MMA World.
Great training and very nice vibe like always. Thanks for the training spider. Is always nice to see you and train with you. Very good time. Ooossss
We are having one of the best training camp of Atos Jiujitsu in San Diego Ca with a lot of world champions on the mat. The training camp is going on every single day from monday to friday. Our team is training 3-4 times per day.
Yesterday The guys from the AOJ Acdemy came to visit and training with us in SD.
We got a lot of visitors from all over the world like: Australia, Europe, Japan, Singapure, Canada and other states from US.
The team is doing very well training hard and getting motivate day vy day.
For more info about the camp please contact us.
Angelica Galvao is a mom of a 6 years old daughter with those abs. How she keep her abs like that? I tell you how: JIUJITSU every single day. Jiujitsu is one of the best art to change your body and make you fit. We are wating for you on the mat today!
Let's go train so jiujitsu guys? It's fun, cool and very good for your body, mind and health.
After win the World Pro JJ 2013 in Abu Dhabi prof Galvão get invited by Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed (black belt and creator of the ADCC) to be one more week training and teaching him. "For me it's a great pleasure to teach him. He knows a lot of Jiujitsu and he is a very humble and nice guy. It's always fun training with him."said prof.
Sunday night Professor will arrive in San Diego for the worlds camp at his school Atos San Diego Ca.
1. What do you do for a living?
My first job is help Andre in whatever he needs, my second job is be a fighter, that is what I do for living . My husband and I also own a jiu jitsu school.
2. Are you a mom? A wife? A girlfriend? A sister? A daughter to awesome parents that let you do Jiu-Jitsu?
I am a mom of a 6 years old girl, and a wife of a champion ... that is already hard work.
3.Where you a tomboy or a girly-girl growing up?
I was so so, when I was very little I used to be more tomboy, but big part of my childhood I was girly-girl.
4. Did you grow up doing other sports?
My dad always wanted me to be into sports, I did volleyball but I found out later that I wasn’t very tall lol
5. How did you find BJJ?
I first saw bjj in my town during a tournament that they always had during the summer, in fact that was the first time I saw Andre.
And then, next week I try out my first class.
6. How often do you train?
I train 5 to 6 days a week, with 2 bjj session and 1 conditioning session per day.
7. What is the one thing that keeps you from training some days?
My family (husband, daughter and me) live inside the gym, I spend more time at the gym than in home, I only skip in case of sickness, or if I have something to do with my girl or at home.
8. Have you ever wanted to quit?
I never wanted, but I quit for 5 years, when I got pregnant, from end of 2005 until end of 2010, I try to be back when my girl was little but I couldn’t do it with discipline, so I decided that would be better be 100% a mom and wife.
9. What drives you or inspires you to keep training?
My husband is with no doubt my inspiration and the why to keep me training, the way he gives himself to bjj, teach is amazing.
10. Do you compete? Why or why not?
Yes, I really enjoy compete, I believe also you can improve faster when you compete, because you can have a goal, and after the tournament, no matter how was the results, there will be always something that you need to fix, and that help you a lot.
11. Where do you think the drive inside you to fight comes from? (whether you compete or not)
its my job, I just love it, its not about only need it, but want it.
12. What are some of your biggest upsets either in training or competition?
Injury is always something hard to deal with, doesn’t only affect your BJJ but your personal life as well, the injury on my arm last year was the biggest for me, also I had a bad call last Europeans, and because of that I didn’t even step on the podium after invest so much to be there.
13. What are some of your best accomplishments either in training or competition, on or off the mats?
For sure is my family, I am way more proud to have an awesome husband and daughter than any medal I can get.
14. What are some of your fears with BJJ?
15. What do you love about BJJ the most? What do you dislike?
I love that bjj is for everybody, young, old, fit, fat, strong, skinny, short, tall ... and you can have your own style. i have no dislikes on bjj.
16. What are your future goals with BJJ?
My future goals is keep improving everyday, and achieve many titles as I can
17. Did BJJ change your life? How?
Yes, discipline, diet, resting, change my life style.
18. Do you have a BJJ practitioner you look up to whether it be male or female?
yes, I really look up to my husband (Andre Galvao) he is a great leader, teacher, coach and competitor, his mind set is something that really amaze me everyday.
19. If a girl was standing outside of your academy scared to come in and try BJJ, what words of encouragement would you give her?
I would talk to her, and maybe tell her my story, I’m sure she would accept an one to one class
20. Any last thoughts?
I’m so happy to see the female community growing so fast, Thank you so much for the opportunity to talk a little be about myself, also thanks my coach Andre Galvao, my team mates at Atos San Diego, Storm Kimonos.
Check out more about Angelica and her accomplishments on her website!
Today our blue belts Rolando Samson, Pedro O'neal and Angelo Barder are fighting for the gold in one of the biggest prize money event of the jiujitsu world.
We wish all you guys good luck!
Prof Galvão is traveling to Abu Dhabi next week for the WPJJ tourney. Also 12 of his students are going with him. They all won the trials all over US and Brazil.
The WPJJ has over 1 million in prize money!
In this picture prof Galvão is in action during the finals of the absolute Pan Ams last 2 weeks against Marcus Buchecha.
Picture by Kid Peligro!
Our Pan American Champion Angelica Galvao is in Brazil resting with her family and daughter Sarah Galvao (6). After a great campaing Angelica is havin a free time with her family and friends in Brazil. angelica is coming back to San Diego Ca in April 21st and she wll be training for the Worlds in the end of may with evryone of Atos jiujitsu San Diego Ca.
3x world champion Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro will be teaching a seminar this Friday at our academy Atos Jiujitsu. I hope to see all u guys on the mat :)
Do not miss it!
Our Family Atos Jiujitsu celebrating the great performance of our competitors during the Pan American 2013 last weekend. Everyone were so happy for the great performance of our Team Atos Jiujitsu!!!
Congratulations to all students from Atos Jiujitsu for the great performance at the Pan American Championship 2013 last week.
Our Team got 2nd place overal Adult Male and 3rd place Adult Female overall. We almost got the first place because of 2 points in the main division of the tourney Male Adult.
Results by academy of the Pan Ams 2013:
1st place Alliance 85 points
2nd Atos Jiujitsu 83 Points
3rd Gracie Elite Team 36 points
We had only 40 adult fighters in the adult division and our team showed again great quality in one more tourney. Congratulations to Professor Galvão for one more great job training our warriors from Atos Jiujitsu in San Diego and leadering the team during the Tourney!
Great results at the Pan Ams 2013. Atos Jiujitsu is already 3rd place team overall results. Congrats to all Atos JiuJitsu Fighters/Family:
Tara got double gold - blue
Rolando Samson got 2nd - blue
Mike Perez got 3rd - blue
Brandon got 3rd - blue
Liera jr got gold - purple
Sarah Jones got 3rd - blue
Mike Carbullido got 2nd - purple
Jerome got 2nd - purple
Nisar Loynab got 3rd - purple
Rick Slomba got 3rd - purple
Atos Jiujitsu is already 3rd place overall in the tourney. Today we will have the masters and seniors fighting + the adult purple belt open weight division.
Good Luck Atos!
Our team will be competing this weekend at the Pan American Jiujitsu 2013 IBJJF.
We all trained really hard and everyone looks great.
For more info about the tourney go www.ibjjf.com and check the schedule and the address.
we would lick to see all of you guys cheering for our team wearing the Pan Ams T-shirt.
Good luck Atos!!
Professor Galvao will be fighting the ADCC 213 Super Fight in October 2013 against Braulio Estima. The ADCC is the most important Submission Grappling Tournament.
Professor Galvao won the last edition of the ADCC in 2011. He won the weight class -88KG and the Absolute division as well. Because that professor Galvao will be fighting the Super fight against Brauilio Estima which won the 2009 Edition weight and absolut and the last super fight against Ronaldo Jacare.
The ADCC will be in Chine this year in Bejing.
More info about this tourney here in our blog.
Stay on :)
Great Class last night at 6pm (advanced). A lot of people on the mat training, getting in shape and having some fun. Our classes are big day by day.
Congratulations all you guys from Atos JiuJitsu San Diego. You guys are doing amazing job on the mat and off the mat.
Our gym is a truly family's place!
Together we go further!
The 4 times World Champion Guto Campos is in San Diego Ca at our gym.
Guto is one of the best Atos Jiujitsu Black Belts and he will be training with us until the Pan Ams 2013.
welcome to SD Guto!
Today we trained in Costa Mesa Ca at the Mendes Bros academy. The Competition Team Training sessions are amazing every single day.
Thursday the AOJ competitors are coming to training with us.
See you guys on the mat.
The World Champion Guto Campos is arriving this Sunday in San Diego Ca. Guto will be training with us for the Pan Ams and the World Pro in Abu Dhabi.
Guto is a great fighter and a very good instructor. He just won recently the World Pro JJ Trials in Gramado Brazil and he is one more of the Atos Jiujitsu Warriors which will be fighting in Abu Dhabi this year.
The Atos Jiujitsu San Diego would like to say welcome to Guto Campos. He will be training and helping us in the training as well.
Monday the training session will be awesome :)
The White Belt Classes is growing a lot. All our new students are improving a lot with the new curriculum system. The white belt classes are coordinate by Prof. Galvao's Student Leo Davila.
Prof. Leo Davila is 2nd degree black belt and trains brazilian jiujitsu for over 15 years. The White Belt Curriculum has GI, NO GI, SELF DEFENSE AND DRILLS CLASSES from Monday to Thursday 9am - 10am and/or Monday to Friday from 7:45pm to 8:45pm. Saturdays we have open mat 11am.
Congrats to allour white belt students. You guys are doing an amazing job together helping each other.
Keep training guys, the black belt is just a consequence of all work.
For more info please contact us.
Vitor Shaolin Ribeiro will be teaching a gi seminar at our academy in the end of this month. For more info please call us our email us from the website.
See you guys on the mat :)
Today we are going to Costa Mesa Ca for a training session with our friends and team mates from AOJ Academy by Mendes Bros.
The training will be at 12pm and we are leaving the gym now at 9:30am.
We are getting ready for the Pan America 2013. Our training Camp is getting better day by day. The main goal this year is the Worlds 2013 in the end of may. We will be ready for that for sure. Hard work pays off. No pain no Gain!
Have good training guys :)
The white belt classes are getting bigger every day. Now we just had a very nice and solid curriculum which is improving our white belt a lot.
The classes are taught by the black belt Leo Davila. Leo is doing an amazing job! Our WHITE BELT PROGRAM is everyday morning and night. Including gi, no gi and self defense classes. In the mornings 9am-10am and night 7:45pm-8:45pm.
For more info please contact us.
We did an awesome training in the advanced class last night with 24 rounds of sparring :) Good job guys. The house is full and everyone looks sharp!
Today one of my best friends got at the noon class training. Eduardo Telles came today and trained realy hard. We did 10 rounds. Telles just moved to San Diego and he will have his own place soon.
For now he is training during the Competition Team classes with us.
Thank you so much Telles for your visiting today.
We add one more program at our school. The fundamental class in the morning 9am from Monday to Thursday.
Guto Campos is one more Atos Jiujitsu Warrior going to Abu Dhabi. He won the World Pro Jiujitsu Trials in Gramado Brazil last weekend. Guto won 5 fights / 3 via submission.
Guto is coming with some of his students like Pablito to San Diego Ca. They will be joing our training Camp in a couple of weeks.
JT Torres (black belt) and Keenan Coenelius (brown belt) are joing the Team Atos Jiujitsu and they will be training with us here in San Diego Ca. Keenan will arrive Tuesday March 5th and JT Torres will be joing the crew next March 11th.
Our Team Atos Jiujitsu wish both a very welcome and good luck in the next tournament sessions.
See you guys on the mat.
During the grand opening celebration at Anderson Silva's brand new Muay Thai College in Torrance, CA. In addition to giving friends and other MMA luminaries a peek inside his state-of-the-art facility, the UFC Middleweight Champ and best Pound-per-Pound fighter in the world also gives out awards of recognition to his coaches Diogenes Assahida, Josuel Distak, Ramon Lemos and Rogerio Camoes; his training partner Andre Galvao and his manager, Ed Soares.
Today we had our friends and team mates from AOJ (Art of Jiujitsu Academy) Visiting us in our school. We did 10 rounds of 8 minutes non stop. Our Competition Team is getting ready for the Pan Ams in the end of March. Also we will be fighting the Abu Dhabi World Pro 2 weeks after the Pan Ams in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
We are going to Costa Mesa, Ca as well ones a week for stronger training session together with our friends from AOJ.
Please go to www.ibjjf.com and make your registration for the Pan Ams 2013 if you didn't make it yet.
We will be changing the morning schedule next month (March 4th - Monday).
We will have two classes at the same time. We now have two mat rooms and the beginners/fundamentals classes will be in the smaller mat room from 9am-10am (Monday to Thursday) with our instructors Jason Eames and Nicholas Westra.
The Advanced classes will be happening at the same time from 9am-10:30am (Monday to Friday) in the bigger mat room with professor Galvao.
Also we are increasing our Kids Program in the next month. We will have kids Classes from 8-14 years old 6 days a week from Monday to Friday from 5pm-6pm and Saturdays 10am-11am.
We will add a wrestling program with Coach Freddy Leavy on Tuesdays from 5pm-6pm.
Monday - Wednesday - Friday will be Gi Classes from 5pm to 6pm.
Thursdays we will have a no gi classes/Kid's Self Defense + no gi Sparring for kids from 5pm to 6pm.
PS: Soon we will add more classes for our little Kids 4-6 years old.
We will put the new Schedule on the webpage this weekend,.
Great results at the Grappling-X Tourney lat Sunday. Our Students did an awesome jobe winning the divisions in the Blue Belt Level. Congrats to our little Champ Hugh. He did an amazing job winning 3 fights and only lossing the finals. Hugh is improving a lot. Great Job!
Also Congratulations to Jib winning the 3rd place in the kids division as well .
Prof. Ramon Lemos will be teaching a work shop this Saturday Feb 22nd at our gym in San Diego Ca. The Workshop is FREE for Students of Atos JJ/ Galvao BJJ.
Starts 9am to 11am.
For more info please call us (858) 999-5417.
Today our teammates from AOJ came down to train with us at noon. It was a great training session! Thanks for coming, everyone :)
Hey guys, we have a special training session this Saturday the 23rd! From 10:00-11:00, we will have kids' open mat; we will have training with Ramon Lemos from 9:00am-11:00am for adults. See you there!
Also, tomorrow the Mendes bros will be coming down to train with us at 11:30. If you can get to the competition class, it will be a great training session!
Hey guys, we might be able to have a seminar with Ramon Lemos this Saturday! Stay tuned for more information.
Thank you to our friends at Art of Jiu Jitsu for letting us train with them today! They'll be coming down to San Diego to visit us on Friday at noon-- make sure you get in to train if you can.
We've been doing strength and conditioning at the Evolution ATR crossfit gym. It's been great! They have a great facility, and access to a nutritionist, trainer, and yoga instructors. The Atos team is going to get so strong this season!
Today we got to train with Ricardo Demente during competition class! It's great to be able to have such great training partners :)
Our kids did so incredibly well at Kids' Pan Ams! Great job to all the kids who competed. We are so proud of you! Keep up the hard work.
The Atos team took first at Kids' Pan Ams! The future is looking bright :)
Hey guys, this weekend, we're going to be expanding our mat space! It's so great to see the Academy growing.
We'd like to thank Zebra Mats for all their help and support.
Hey guys, kids' Pan Ams are this weekend. Make sure if you go you take lots of pictures! Good luck to all our kids competing :)
Hey guys! We've been getting a lot of questions regarding training for Pan Ams/Worlds. If you have questions about training with Atos at Professor Galvao's Academy in San Diego, please call (858) 292.5040. If you're looking for Atos in Costa Mesa (Art of Jiu Jitsu) with the Mendes Brothers, please go here or call (949) 645.1679.
Professor Galvao just wants to let his students in Europe know how much he appreciated their hospitality and how much fun he had teaching in Poland and Sweden. He is also thrilled with the performance you guys gave at the European championships. Great work!
We did so well at the San Antonio trials this weekend! Angelo and Manny both won tickets to Abu Dhabi! Michael Liera Jr. and John Meno took second and third in the purple belt weight category, and Nisar took third in his weight as well. Overall, Atos took six athletes to the competition and took home third place in the overall team competition! Special thanks to Abu Loynab and Michael Liera Sr. for driving all the way to San Antonio and back so that the Atos team could compete.
Here is the seminar information for Professor Galvao's trip to Poland and Sweden:
Grappling Academy Presents: Andre Galvao Seminar.
8x World Champion
7x Pan Am Champion
5x ADCC Medalist
Current ADCC Champion -88kg
Current ADCC Absolute Champion
2nd Febuary 2013 - 12pm to 3pm (Gi)
3rd Febuary 2013 - 12pm to 3pm (No gi)
Only 800 Sek
Get your spot now: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Galvao is in Poland training with his students there. He's giving a seminar tomorrow!
His students did so well at the European Championships. They brought home one gold, two silvers, and three bronze medals. Awesome work!
After a great showing at the WPJJC trials in San Diego, a few members of the Academy are headed to San Antonio this weekend to compete. If you see them, wish them good luck! 2013 is off to a great start for Atos :)
We had some amazing performances at the WPJJC Pro Trials this weekend. Results from day 1:
Chelsea - Gold
Carbullido - Gold
John Meno - Gold
Liera jr - Gold
Angelo Lobinho - Gold
Rolando Samson - 3rd
Tara White (from my affiliate school The Jiu-Jitsu League) - Gold
Abdil (should win but dislocated the shoulder) - 3rd
Nisar - Gold
Brandon (from my affliate school @The Jiu-Jitsu League) - 3rd
Results from Day 2:
Liera Jr-- 1st, ticket to Abu Dhabi
Carbullido-- 1st, ticket to Abu Dhabi
Nisar--closed bracket with Carbullido
Rolando-- 1st, ticket to Abu Dhabi
Angelo--Closed bracket with Rolando
Mikey--2nd in weight
Gabriel-- double gold in weight/absolute
Alex, Elizabeth-- great performances in a mixed weight, mixed belt bracket
Great work everyone! There were some amazing performances out there this weekend :)
Hey guys, next week Professor Galvao will be giving seminars in a few locations in Europe. For more information, please contact him through his Facebook Page.
Good luck to everyone competing in the Europeans and the WPJJC trials this weekend!
Hey guys, just reminding you that there won't be any kids' class on Saturday because of the WPJJC trials here in San Diego. Make sure you come out and support your teammates!
Hey guys, on Tuesdays we will be doing gi class instead of no-gi class to get ready for all the big gi tournaments coming up! Bring your gi!
Hey guys, don't forget to sign up for the San Diego Abu Dhabi Trials-- tomorrow is the last day! Go here: http://www.prosportsbjj.com/
Angelica Galvao will be Competing at the Europeans in Lisboa next weekend. The Europeans is the first IBJJF tournament of 2013. Good luck to all competitors and in Special to our world champion Angelica Galvao.
THE SAN DIEGO WORLD TRIAL IS OPEN TO ALL ATHLETES. The word "Professional" only reflects that we award cash prizes to the champions. You do not need to be a professional athlete to compete. The brackets are open to all belts—from white to black—and open to all ages—from kids to seniors—regardless of experience level. So sign up and get out on the mat! Whether you win or not, your experience will be life-changing, knowing that you fought in a world championship event!
Founded by the Sheik of Abu Dhabi in 2009, comes the first professional world championship of the martial art Jiu-Jitsu—the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship (WPJJC) and its qualifying events—the Abu Dhabi World Trials
The WPJJC awarded the winners of these competitions with hundreds of thousands of dollars in prizes in the first edition.
The World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship, taking place on April 11, 12 and 13 in Abu Dhabi, UAE is the premier global competition of Jiu-Jitsu today.
The company Pro Sports International (www.prosportsbjj) is responsible to promote martial arts tournaments in the United States. We are proud to bring you the San Diego World Trial of the WPJJC on January 26 and 27th of 2013.
The Abu Dhabi World Trials are made possible by the generous support of the Supreme Prince of Abu Dhabi and Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and his son HH Sheikh Zayed bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
For more info pelasse click on the link:
Professor Galvao will be in Los Angeles to coach Michael Liera Jr at the Battle of Los Angeles purple belt invitational tournament this weekend. The Academy will be open as usual, except on December 31st (class 9:00am-11:00am) and January 1st (closed).
Professor Galvao will be in Europe for the European open. If any of our European friends are interested in booking Professor Galvao for a seminar while he is in Europe, please contact us! He still has some time available.
We had some very good training on Christmas Eve! There were lots of people there and Manny got his purple belt. Congrats, Manny!
We're going to have a similar schedule for the New Year; on December 31st, we will be open from 9:00am-11:00am and CLOSED on January 1st.
Michael Liera Jr. will be competing in a submission-only invitational tournament this weekend, make sure you wish him good luck when you see him!
The WPJJC will be hosting trials for the Abu Dhabi Pro competition in San Diego in January. Everyone should train hard for this event; it's a great opportunity for adults and children alike.
For more information, see the flier or check out their Facebook page. Let's get ready for competition!
Hey guys, we're going to take a trip to Mountain High to go snowboarding on January 4th. It'll be a really good opportunity to do something as a team, so if you're interested, please let us know.
Even if you're away from the Academy during the holidays, you can still check out what we're learning if you subscribe to AllGalvao.com!
Hey guys, the trials for the Abu Dhabi Pro will be held in San Diego on January 27th. If you're interested in competing, make sure you get onto the mats for some training! We will keep the Academy open through most of the holidays so everyone can train and stay in shape.
For the Christmas holidays and New Year, we will be changing our hours slightly.
Christmas Eve, December 24th: open 9:00am-11:00am
Christmas Day, December 25th: CLOSED
New Year's Eve, December 31st: open 9:00am-11:00am
New Year's Day, January 1st: CLOSED
Hope everyone has happy holidays and a wonderful new year!
Yesterday, Professor Galvao hosted a seminar in Hong Kong at Rodrigo Caporal's academy. It went very well! This weekend, he and Angelica will be the special guests at Copa de Hong Kong/the Hong Kong Abu Dhabi Pro Trials. It's really exciting to see Atos spreading around the globe, and it's fantastic news for the world of jiu jitsu in general. Professor Galvao will return on Sunday and be back to training next week.
Yesterday we had to say goodbye to our friends Lisa and Andy. We're sorry to see you go, and we hope to see you back here sometime. Congratulations to you both on your stripes. Safe travels!
This week, Professor Galvao is in Hong Kong giving a seminar and spending time with his friends from Storm. He'll be back early next week. In the meantime, keep training hard!
We'd like to congratulate Rolando Samson, Leo Davila, and Professor Galvao for their fantastic performances at the Pyramid on Saturday. Atos is lucky to have such great fighters on the team!
source: Mike Calimbas
We had promotions last night at the Academy, and they went so well! Professor Galvao had this to say about the team and his students:
The belt promotion ceremony was fantastic last night. I'm really really happy for the new belts. They are doing an great job and my team is getting stronger day by day. You guys are amazing and we can't stop it. Congratulations to all my students who get the new belt. I'm so proud of all you guys. New year, new achievement, new goals, new wishes, new experiences. "What is your goal? What is your desire? Who are you? Where do you wanna to be one day? Life is good but without dreams the life doesn't make any sense" Love my team!
We even had special guest Renato Laranja with us for the evening :)
Don't forget, everyone-- WE WILL NOT HAVE NO-GI CLASS THIS EVENING. Belt promotions start at 6:00pm. Please wear a white gi!
This weekend, Professor Galvao will be competing in the IBJJF's Black Belt Pro League in Long Beach. If you can, make sure you go up and support him! He and Angelica will be leaving for Hong Kong on Sunday, and returning in a week.
Professor Galvao will be competing in the European Open from January 24th-27th. If any academies are interested in hosting a seminar, please email us at email@example.com. Currently, the dates that are available are February 4th and 5th.
We had a great no-gi training session last night. Our classes have been really full lately, it's great to see everyone working so hard.
Don't forget that there will NOT be wrestling/no-gi class this Thursday (tomorrow). Instead, we will have belt promotions. Please wear a white gi.
We'd like to welcome Angelo and Nisar to Atos!
We've been having a lot of new students lately, and it's great to see the team growing.
This Thursday, DECEMBER 6th we will NOT hold no-gi class at 6:00 pm. We will be having belt promotions, so everyone please come to class dressed in a clean, white gi. Thanks!
Professor Galvao leaves today for a seminar in Brownsville, Texas. If you're in Texas and interested in attending, please contact the number on the flier!
Hey everyone! We've been having a lot of visitors and new students in the Academy lately. It's great to see so many new people. Training with new training partners is really good for your jiu jitsu, too. We're lucky to be able to train in an academy that attracts people from all around the world.
Some exciting news for this week: Professor Galvao has been invited to compete at the IBJJF's Fall Open tournament, in the IBJJF's new Black Belt Pro League! This is great news for him as well as the Academy. If you have a chance, come down to the Fall Open and watch your teammates and Professor Galvao compete. The event is in Long Beach on December 8th.
Also, don't forget in two weeks we will hold belt promotions on Thursday, December 6th. There will not be no-gi class that evening.
This weekend, Professor Galvao will be in Brownsville, TX giving a seminar at one of his affiliate academies.
Don't forget, next Thursday, December 6th at 6:00pm will be the adults' belt promotion. Please wear a WHITE GI.
For Cyber Monday, Professor Galvao has announced a deal on his online training program AllGalvao.com-- if you purchase a subscription this week, you will receive a free Galvao Favorite Moves DVD with your subscription. This offer ends at the end of the week, so act quickly! This is a great way to keep up with different techniques if you can't be in class.
Hey guys, Leo is going to be giving a seminar in Hawaii. Check the flier for more information!
Also, don't forget-- we're closed tomorrow, and only open from 9:00am-11:00am on Friday. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Don't forget, everyone-- the schedule for this week is different.
Today-- Open as usual. Don't forget Cris' muay thai class at 5:00pm!
Wednesday-- Open as usual
Friday-- class 9:00am-11:00am
Saturday-- Open as usual
Beginning Monday of next week, competition class will resume at 12:00 noon for anyone interested in participating in the Abu Dhabi Pro Trials in San Diego in January.
Promotions for adults will be held on Thursday, December 6th at 6:00pm. Please wear a white gi to the promotion ceremony. On December 9th, Professor Galvao will be heading to Hong Kong for a week. We will update you on the Christmas-time schedule soon.
Happy holidays everyone!
Congratulations to our kids who competed at Grappling X this weekend! They all did extremely well and we're very proud of them. Keep up the great work, guys!
This weekend Professor Galvao will be in Winchester, Virginia giving a seminar with his friend Tony Passos. Doors open at 10:30. See you there!
Hey everyone, next week is Thanksgiving, so we have a few changes in the schedule for you.
Monday-Wednesday: Training as usual
Friday: Morning training, 9:00-11:00am
Saturday: Training as usual
Have a great holiday, everyone!
Congrats to Nick and Preston on their new stripes!
In other news, the date for belt promotions has been changed to DECEMBER 6th, which is a Thursday, at 6:00pm. This means that no-gi class on DECEMBER 6th will be CANCELLED. Please wear a white gi to the belt promotion ceremony.
Promotions for adults will take place on NOVEMBER 30th, 2012 at 6:00pm. Please wear a CLEAN, WHITE gi to the promotion ceremony.
Good luck everybody!
A few of the kids competed at the IGC competition this weekend. Despite some problems with the tournament, they did extremely well! Mikey took double gold, and Sofi and Alex both took silver. Great work, you guys! It's fantastic to watch you improve so quickly. Keep working hard!
Today Carlos gave a stripe to Mark Wang! Congratulations, Mark! Don't forget, we'll be announcing the date for the adults' promotions very soon. It will be sometime in December.
This weekend, Professor Galvao is in New Jersey giving a seminar, and next weekend he will be in Virginia. If you're in either area, make sure you reserve a spot at his seminars!
Well, we have a lot to report on today! First the bad news: we've had to say some goodbyes this week. Jon Naranjo, Long, and Felipe have all left us. We'll miss you guys, and we're wishing for the best for you!
In other, better news, Professor Galvao gave two stripes this morning. Congratulations to Chris and Kean!
Great work, guys! Professor Galvao will be giving a seminar this weekend in New Jersey. For more information, contact the BBMAC gym at (973)-445-7796. Registration for the tournament closes tomorrow, so be sure you contact them if you're interested in participating.
Lastly, Professor Galvao wants to wish all the best to the students at his affiliate WROX Gym in Poland. They will be competing in the Polish Open this weekend. Atosss!
Hey guys, don't forget to sign up for Professor Galvao's online training site, AllGalvao.com. The subscription price is due to go up in the next few weeks, so make sure you get in while the price is low! If you sign up now, you'll continue to pay the same price no matter what the regular subscription price is.
It's always great to see kids training-- they are the future of the Academy and of jiu jitsu! Yesterday, Professor Galvao gave Tristan his first stripe. Congratulations, Tristan!
We had some great results at no-gi worlds this weekend. Here are some notable wins:
Rolando- 1st place blue belt featherweight
Manny- 2nd place blue belt featherweight
Michael Liera- 1st place purple belt lightweight
Mike Carbullido- 2nd place purple belt heavyweight
Brian- 2nd place brown belt middle weight
Clift- 1st place brown belt senior 3 heavyweight
Leo- 3rd place black belt ultra-heavy
Congratulations to everyone who fought this weekend!
This weekend, some members of team Atos will compete at the IBJJF No-Gi Worlds at Cal State Long Beach on Saturday and Sunday. Make sure you wish them luck and check the Facebook page to track their progress!
We hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween! Does anyone recognize this champion? We're definitely giving him our vote for "best costume."
On another note: don't forget, ladies! Tonight Cris is teaching class for you at 6pm. See you there!
Hey everyone! Professor Galvao will give a seminar at Tony Passos' academy in Winchester, VA on November 17th. The seminar will begin at 11:00am. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey everyone, it's Tuesday! You know what that means, ladies-- time to get in shape with Cris Cyborg! 5:00 pm at the Academy today :)
Beginning in January, our Academy is going to require a uniform to attend classes. We are going to begin ordering rash guards and shorts soon. Please sign up at the front desk with your size! We'll have pricing information available soon.
This weekend Professor Galvao is at his affiliate academy in Indiana. He will be participating in the grand opening of the new Small Axe BJJ Academy, another Atos affiliate school! His black belt, Tim Sledd, will be overseeing the grand opening. In addition to being a very good black belt, Tim is a lawyer that works for the prosecutor's office. Professor Galvao spent most of the day meeting all kinds of important people in the Indiana government. Tomorrow, he will be doing a seminar at the Martinsville academy.
Today we were visited by a legend-- Telles! He trained with us during the competition class.
Professor Galvao will be in Indiana this weekend giving a seminar at one of his affiliate academies, Small Axe BJJ in Martinsville. Here is the information about the location!
Today Professor Galvao promoted a lot of the kids. Congratulations to:
We'd also like to congratulate Colin for another stripe!
We're proud of you! Keep up the good work. There will be another promotion in the beginning of next year, so keep working hard.
Here are some photos from the promotion:
Today the competition team was training hard at noon class. Everyone is getting ready for No-Gi Worlds in two weeks! It's going to be a really exciting event for the Atos team.
Just as a reminder, Cris is having her class for the ladies tomorrow at 5:00pm. It's been a great success so far, so let's keep it up. It's great to have so many women training at the Academy.
Here are some pictures from Cris Cyborg's fitness class. Check out these ladies! Having Cris teach a class is a really great opportunity for the school. Try and get the women in your lives to participate! It's open to women of all fitness levels and levels of interest in martial arts-- the focus is on getting fit and having fun rather than fighting.
Cris is a great teacher and a stellar athlete. We're lucky to have her!
Professor Galvao did an interview regarding Metamoris. You can watch it at AllGalvao.com. In the meantime, enjoy some pictures from the event!
(All pictures copyright GRACIEMAG)
We are privileged to have Cris Cyborg teaching women's Muay Thai/fitness classes at Atos! If you're interested, her classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays, and are open to women of all fitness levels. In addition, AllGalvao.com is up and running! Make sure you check it out, especially if you live outside San Diego and can't train at the Academy directly.
Yesterday, Professor Galvao fought at Metamoris. He has this to say to his fans and students regarding the fight and the event:
"Yesterday I fought in the Metamoris event. It was a nice event, and it was the first time I fought with these rules. Every fight was submission only and twenty minutes long. I went out and fought the best I could, and I played my offensive jiu jitsu to the best of my ability. I controlled ninety percent of the match and I am happy with the way it went. I hope to be able to fight in this event again when the tournament happens again. I learned a lot from this fight. If you would like to see how I trained for the fight and the pre- and post-fight interviews, please visit my new website, AllGalvao.com for more information."
AllGalvao.com is an online training site where you can get daily training tips and techniques from Professor Galvao. The techinques are filmed directly from the classes he teaches at his academy. It's a great opportunity for people who live outside of San Diego but still want to learn Atos jiu jitsu.
Good morning everyone! This morning, Professor Galvao did an interview on Channel 5 (FOX) about his upcoming fight on Sunday.
Hope to see you all there!!! Wear your Andre Galvao t-shirts and show your support. Here is the video of the interview!
Tomorrow Professor Galvao will be on a Local TV Channel for an interview about the Metamoris Event and his BJJ life in general. You can watch on Channel 5 Live on Fox Morning Show in San Diego, CA.
Everyone is training hard for no-gi worlds!
We have a new policy regarding private lessons. Here is the information:
Blue Belt: $60 /hour (can teach white belts only)
Purple Belt: $100 /hour
Brown Belt: $150 /hour
Black Belt: $200 /hour
*To schedule a private lesson, please ask at the front desk; the schedule is flexible.
*Discounts are available if you wish to buy private lessons in bulk.
*If you have a preference for a particular instructor, let us know!
*Professor Galvao's prices are available upon request.
Make sure you bring the women in your lives! This is a really unique and awesome opportunity, so encourage the women you know to take advantage of it!
Professor Galvao is finishing up his training for Metamoris! He's been working very hard and he will have some really exciting announcements for everyone after this weekend's fight is finished. Stay tuned!
The competitors are also getting ready for No-gi Worlds. If you want to compete, make sure you're getting your mat time in.
This past Friday, Professor Galvao was a guest on the BudoVideos podcast This Week in BJJ! You can see his interview here. He spoke at length about his personal BJJ history and training, and also showed a position! Here are some pictures from the interview :)
Today I started my day doing my strength and conditioning training at my jiujitsu school with my coach Steve Nave. I did a really good circuit training. I'm felling very well and ready for Metamoris next weekend. My training camp went really good and I like to say thank you so much for my friends Rafael and Gilherme Mendes and also my student Kevin Howell and their students for the great training. Thank you very much guys. I really appreciate that.
So then I went to one of my student's home (Flaviao) for his twins son birthday party. It was very cool. I had a very good time there. Right after I hit my pastors home for a visit and we talked a lot about many things.
I also had some fun with my students teaching a couple positions and talking about the Master and Seniors Worlds (I will be there for sure watching all my students and some of the OLD SCHOOL BLACK BELT BJJ fighters). This event will be really cool to watch and I like to be very close of that.
Good luck to all Competitors. But in special to my students in the tournament.
Now I'm just chilling in home with my wife.
Take care guys and have a great weekend. Thank you so much for the great support.
Hey guys, Metamoris is coming up quickly! We're excited, and we know you are too!
Please go to this site to vote for Professor Galvao to win at Metamoris: http://metamoris.com/match-voting and make sure you have your tickets!
We want to wish all of our Masters and Seniors GOOD LUCK this weekend at Masters and Seniors Worlds! We know you'll make us proud!
Wish good luck to:
Also, we have quite a few teammates from affiliate schools fighting:
Good morning everyone! We have some great news. Cris Cyborg, the Strikeforce Women's Lightweight Champion will be offering a women's Muay Thai for fitness class at the Academy on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Everyone is welcome!
Hey everyone, we know you're excited for the Metamoris event-- we are too! We went through our first sixty tickets very quickly, but don't worry, we've ordered forty more. Make sure you've put down your name at the Academy if you're interested in getting tickets to watch Professor Galvao fight at the Metamoris event!
Here is the information for the event:
Sun, Oct 14, 2012 03:00 PM
We hope to see you there! If you can't make it, you can always watch the event via live streaming on the Metamoris website.
Yesterday Professor Galvao had a photoshoot on the beach with Gracie Mag.
It was a fun but busy day-- did some training and some positions. Professor Galvao is training hard for the Metamoris event!
Professor Galvao visited his affiliate, Werdum Combat Team, in Long Beach on Thursday! We had a great training session, the guys up there are so strong! After that, Professor Galvao left for West Viriginia where he gave a seminar. Today, he had a photoshoot for Gracie Mag. It's been a busy few weeks, and the next few weeks will also be busy leading up to the Metamoris event. Make sure you've got your tickets, and come in for training!
Jakob and Michal from WROXGYM GALVAO Poland took two gold medals in the NO PROBLEM CUP; Jakob won four fights and Michal won two. We are so proud to have you as part of the Atos/Andre Galvao family! Great work, guys!!
Tomorrow at 6pm, Professor Galvao will be giving a special class at Werdum Training Center, one of his affiliates. If you're interested in participating in the class and you are not a member of WTC, feel free to contact the people at Werdum regarding pricing and availability.
Our Masters and Seniors camp is going really well. The guys are training so hard! This morning we did so many drills and a hard conditioning workout. First, we learned two sweeps from hooks guard, and drilled it twenty times each. After that, we did a lot of short training sessions. For the first four rounds of three minutes, we did a small competition! If you were a higher belt than your opponent, you had to submit them twice. If you were the same belt, you had to submit them once. If you lost, you had to do burpees. It was really good training. We do this to practice going hard for the submission! After that, we did four more rounds of three minutes, normal sparring.
Finally, we got to the strength and conditioning. We did a lot of agility drills with the cones, and then we finished with squat/tuck jumps. The last thing we did was abs. It was good training, but hard. Keep up the great work, guys!
Hey guys, I will be holding a seminar in Martinsville, IN on October 27th! Contact the guys at Small Axe Jiu Jitsu for more information: 756.342.5600
Hope to see you there!
Today in the Masters and Seniors Worlds Camp we worked on toreando drills! We did a lot of drills: first just the toreando pass, then to knee-on-belly, then switching sides; after that we did the toreando pass, knee-on-belly, and taking the back. Each person did two minutes on top and two on bottom. It was a long drilling session!
After that, we got into groups of three and each person stayed in the middle for two and a half minutes. Finally, everyone did at least four rounds of seven minutes regular sparring.
Our Masters and Seniors are getting so strong, they are going to do so well at Worlds this year!
Here at the Galvao Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy, we're excited for Andre's upcoming superfight against Ryron Gracie. Andre has been training hard with Steve Nave at Suples Gym at Atos. He is working particularly hard on his grips, as the fight will be twenty minutes long, and submission only. Everyone should come in and take advantage of the great resources we have at the Academy-- gaining strength can only make you a better fighter!
We had more than ten people competing at Nationals this weekend under the Atos banner! Everyone did really well. We’ve been having great success in competition lately; this weekend, we took home more than ten gold medals. Being part of the Atos family is definitely something to take pride in.
In the blue belt featherweight division, Manny Martinez and Rolando Samson closed the division and took silver and gold, respectively. Another Atos fighter, Jonathon Naranjo, unfortunately faced Rolando in the first round of the weight category fights. We have the best featherweight blue belts in the USA—these are the people you train with every day! Be sure you congratulate them when you see them.
Our purple belts did similarly well. Mike Carbullido won the heavyweight weight category with a number of exciting fights. Michael Liera Jr. took gold in lightweight, while John Meno took third, losing a close fight in the semifinals. Mike Carbullido and Mike Liera closed out the absolute division in purple belt. Glen Heagney made the trek up to LA, but promptly scared off all his opponents, and unfortunately didn’t have any fights. It seems to be a trend, but everyone should be excited: Atos has the best purple belts in America, and everyone should be proud to train with them.
In his first brown belt competition, Jeremy Ferebee took second in the light featherweight weight category, losing in a tough finals match. Brian Morizi placed third in the brown belt middleweight division, while Leo Davila placed third in the medium-heavy black belt division. Everyone fought very well. This was the last big gi tournament before No-Gi Worlds and ADCC, so great work!
We had a few guys compete on day two as well. Manny and Rolando closed out the blue belt featherweight division again, with Leo Davila fighting extremely well in the black belt heavyweight division.
Our team is strong, and it can only get stronger. Let's get ready for No-Gi Worlds, Masters/Seniors Worlds, and ADCC Trials!
Michael Liera Jr. “Training with Andre Galvao has made a huge impact on my life”
A student- instructor bond can almost be father-like. Andre Galvao agrees that it is extremely important to have a strong bond with your students. “This is the main thing,” Andre says, “we talk sometimes about everything. He (Michael Liera) is a great kid, very focus and responsible, I treat him like my student/friend and family. If he wins I win also, but if he loses I feel more than him for it, that is how close we are”. Andre is known for being very passionate about his students, as well as being a top level competitor himself. Obviously it’s paying off. Michael Liera Jr., being the 2011 blue belt world champion, went into the year’s competitions as a fresh purple belt taking the gold at the Pan Jiu Jitsu championships, and placing 3rd at this year’s world championships due to a loss in a controversial match. In the semi-final match Michael was submitted by a knee bar while knee bars are illegal for purple belts! We can expect to see more great things from Michael Liera in the future, check out this interview with Michael and learn a little more about one of Jiu-Jitsu’s up and comers!
How was your preparation for this year’s worlds training with atos?
The Atos training camp for the world championships this year was amazing. We had a very talented group of people come together at the Atos San Diego including the Mendes bros, Claudio Calasans, Bruno Frazatto, Roberto Satoshi, Davi Ramos and many others. I felt very lucky to train with all of these guys! Also a big part of my preparations for this year’s worlds was my professor, Andre Galvao, he made me stronger than ever for the competition this year.
How has training with Andre Galvao impacted your training? What does your training regimen look like?
Training with Andre Galvao has made a huge impact on my life. When I first came to Andre he showed me how to live as a professional athlete all the way from when I wake up in the morning to when I go to sleep at night. Andre showed me the importance of dieting, strength and conditioning, and keeping a strong mind alongside hard Jiu Jitsu training. At Atos I train from 10am-12pm doing drills and sparring, from 12pm-2pm we have our competition team class where our focus is on the competitions, and then at 4pm we usually either do a strength and conditioning work out or a drilling session, and then we finish our day with the night class from 6pm-7:45pm
How was the transition from the blue belt to the purple belt?
The change from blue belt to purple belt was fairly easy for me. I felt that competing as much as I could after getting promoted helped me get used to the level of guys in the tournaments. The first few tournaments I had in the purple belt divisions were definitely a shock to me though, the guys are much tougher.
In your semi final fight at the worlds, your opponent submitted you with a knee bar! Aren’t those illegal for purple belts? Was it a thought in your mind to fight the ref’s decision? Why didn’t you try and fight the call?
Yes! Haha they are illegal. When my opponent first attacked the knee bar and the ref stopped the fight, I thought he was stopping it to disqualify the guy. When we stood up he raised the other guy’s hand giving him the win. I was so shocked I could not even think correctly! I could not believe what had happened because I knew after the referee raised his hand there was nothing that could have been done. After the tournament I did the best thing possible and went straight back to training and hopefully I’ll have better luck next year!
What does the rest of this year look like to you? What are your plans for the end of 2012 and starting 2013?
I want to compete at the No-Gi worlds and the ADCC trials here in San Diego this year. And early next year I would like to compete in the European Open.
Would you like to give any shout outs to anyone?
I’d like to thank my team Atos Jiu Jitsu and my family for supporting my pursuit of my dreams. I’d also like to thank Shoyoroll, JiuJitsuFactory.com, and NakamaBrand.com for being the best sponsors in the world! Thank you Bjj Rally for the interview!
***interview from august 2012 by bjjrally.com
Três vezes campeão mundial de jiu-jítsu e atual campeão do ADCC 2011, no peso e no absoluto. Sabem quem é a fera? Estamos falando do brasileiro André Galvão, que reside há dois anos no EUA e prepara-se para o Metamoris Pro Jiu-Jitsu Invitational, que acontece no dia 14 de outubro em San Diego, na Califórnia, onde enfrentará Ryron Gracie, o filho de Rorion Gracie. Em entrevista ao ‘Vai Encarar’, o lutador fala como foi a volta as competições, as dificuldades enfrentadas e de planos futuros no MMA.
Depois de algum tempo fora das competições de sub e jiu-jítsu, o que representou para você ganhar o ADCC 2011
Foi muito bom. Eu sempre falava em minhas entrevistas que era o título que faltava para mim na minha carreira como lutador de jiu-jitsu. Deus me presenteou com o peso e o absoluto. Foi ótimo … Muito bom mesmo. E isso representa muito para mim, ano que vem estrarei pronto para a Super Luta.
O que te motivou a lutar? E como foi essa volta, quais foram suas maiores dificuldades?
Eu sempre fui muito dedicado, sempre acreditei em mim. Fora isso teve a motivação oriunda da paixão que tenho pelo jiu-jítsu, meus alunos, minha família, minha esposa e minha filha. Sempre dou 100% na minha preparação, mas enfrentei vários tipos de dificuldades, quase não fui porque não tinha os meu papéis prontos nos Estados Unidos (EUA). Pois moro aqui e estava esperando o governo me mandar os papéis autorizando a ir e isso chegou faltando umas três semanas para o campeonato. Fora que já fui deportado da Inglaterra uma vez em 2009 e achava que nunca conseguiria entrar lá, mas Deus permitiu e eu entrei e levei tudo para casa (risos).
Como foram os treinos?
Foram muito intensos, bastante fortes, tanto é que às vezes eu pensava qual era o porquê de eu estar treinando tanto se talvez eu não pudesse entrar. Mas aí eu apagava isso da minha mente e continuava no foco.
Você tem um nome consolidado no jiu-jitsu, o que te fez migrar para o MMA?
Eu sempre tive vontade de lutar MMA, sempre gostei disso e tenho o sonho de conquistar um cinturão. Quero ser campeão mundial de MMA e isso será o meu objetivo. No momento eu estava somente cuidando do meu futuro que é a minha academia, o jiu-jítsu é para sempre.
Qual o motivo de ir morar em outro país?
Eu estava treinando no Brasil com a Tem Nogueira, no Recreio-RJ, estava bem feliz com os treinos , porém , eu estava passando por dificuldades financeiras e o custo de vida estava muito alto. Então precisei pensar na minha família e no meu futuro, e não somente em mim. Foi então que apareceu uma oportunidade nos EUA para ter uma academia 100% minha. Eu fui e comecei um trabalho que já dura dois anos, é um sucesso e estamos super felizes. Infelizmente no Brasil eu não teria esta chance que tenho nos EUA, isso no sentido de ter a minha academia e conseguir uma boa renda com ela. Por isso fiz esta escolha e não me arrependo nenhum um pouco. Só sinto falta dos meus treinos com a galera da Team Nogueira.
Você tem um cartel de cinco vitórias e apenas duas derrotas, porém, após a derrota para Tyron Woodley, você parou com as competições de MMA, você ainda pretende voltar?
Sim, com certeza… Eu estava totalmente despreparado para aquela luta. Ele é um excelente lutador, mas eu não estava nem a 30% da minha capacidade, peguei a luta de última hora e estava com a academia abrindo nos EUA, fora que estava sem a minha família. Mas já foi, já passou, e eu quero sim voltar, agora está tudo certo, minha vida está estável e comecei a treinar novamente para isso.
Caso volte, você pretende migrar para o UFC?
O UFC é com certeza o meu principal objetivo.
Como estão seus treinamentos? Qual sua rotina?
Eu treino o dia inteiro. De manhã é a parte física e ao meio dia o treino de competição Descanso um pouco e à noite treino novamente. Isso tudo é de segunda à sexta, já no sábado treino somente de manhã.
Na sua opinião, quais são as artes marciais básicas que um lutador de MMA deve dominar?
Jiu-jítsu, boxe e wrestling, essas são as principais. Sem isso não tem como.
More than Fighting
Brazilian jiujitsu offers Mental, physical exercise
While the popularity of mixed martial arts has put a focus on the various types of martial arts, learning the disciplines is much more than about fighting.
Timothy Sledd, who has opened a Brazilian jiu jitsu studio downtown, puts the emphasis on three things for his students: Have fun, learn and get good exercise.
“Those are my three levels of success. If all three of those aren’t met by 100 percent of the class, I haven’t done my job,” added Sledd who began studying the martial art form in 1998 and received his black belt in 2011.
Small Axe Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Sledd’s studio, offers only Brazilian jiu jitsu, which focuses on grappling techniques and submission holds, differing from the other martial arts such as tae kwon do and hapkido.
The premise of the art is to defend oneself and force an end to the match as quickly as possible with a submission, Sledd added. The concept is that mastering these moves levels the playing ground for people of different sizes.
To learn and become adept in these moves requires a high level of training that will increase the student’s agility, flexibility and general physical fitness, Sledd said.
“I’ve seen a lot of guys lose 100 pounds just training in Brazilian jiu jitsu,” he added.
But Sledd added that his curriculum puts the focus on much more than the physical portion of the martial art.
One beauty of Brazilian jiu jitsu is it requires as much mental toughness as physical toughness.
“It’s often referred to as human chess,” Sledd said.
Sledd offers classes for all ages and experience levels, beginning at age 6.
For the youngest age group, Mat Monsters, ages 6-9, Sledd teaches one self-defense move a lesson that would derive from a real situation such as a bully or a possible abductor.
Also, he puts the youngsters through a 45-minute workout that includes exercises that focus on moves that are incorporated into Brazilian jiu jitsu. Also, the class includes some Ginastica Natural, which is strength exercises using the body’s weight, and stretching and breathing techniques.
The youth class, ages 9 to 12, works to make students stronger, more agile and flexible and begins introducing them to techniques that will be studied more in-depth in the level one and two classes.
Level two classes are “geared to linking techniques in a strategy. Drills are used to sharpen the techniques and sparring.”
But Sledd emphasized there is a place in his classes for a student of any skill or desire, whether it be to compete or just learn the discipline.
“Somebody who is out of shape can ease his way into it,” Sledd said.
Small Axe Jiu Jitsu Bedford
Location: 815 16th St.
About: Small Axe Jiu Jitsu Bedford opened this month. There is a Small Axe Jiu Jitsu location in Martinsville.
Founder, head instructor: Timothy Sledd, who is Lawrence County deputy prosecutor
Motivation: Students are encouraged to challenge themselves physically and mentally honing and developing their character along the way.
Levels: Mat Monsters (ages 6-9); Youths (ages 9-12); and Levels One and Two.
Class days: Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Cost: Varies, depending on commitment. Single sessions up through a year are available. The longer commitment, the cheaper the price.
About the name: A small axe can fall a big tree.
About Brazilian jiu jitsu: A self-defense martial art that puts the focus on grappling and submission holds. Sledd said of jiu jitsu “no magic, it’s all mechanics.”
To find out more: Go online to www.smallaxejiujitsu.com or call 329-3434.
The promotional video for Andre Galvao's upcoming superfight has been released, along with the complete list of competitors. The fights will take place on October 14th, and will continue for twenty minutes or to submission.
We will keep you updated on training and tickets as more information becomes available. In the meantime, enjoy the promo-- lots of big names at this fight!
The Masters and Seniors Training Camp at Galvao jiujitsu Academy. We have the training camp 9am Monday to Friday until October 6th. Our Masters (30-35 Years old) and Seniors (40 years Old and above) are training very hard for the asters and Seniors Worlds Championship by IBJJF. The Master & Seniors Worlds will be in Long Beach Ca next month in October 7th. In the way they are training we are pretty sure they will bring us back an great results. For more info about the Camp please contact us.
Yesterday Andre Galvao was doing an interview for his upcoming Super Fight with Ryron Gracie at Viejas Casino in San Diego Ca October 14th. they took videos and photos of the training and Andre Galvao Lifestyle. The video will be live soon. Some of the Super fights at Viejas Casino in Octorber 14th will be:
The Super Fights will be 20 minutes submission only. Tickets will go on sale later in September. Check back for more updates.
The Atos Jiujitsu San Diego Ca now have one more mat room space. With the new mat space we can supporting more our students and gave us much more space in our schedule. Now our kids classes are separate by 4-8 years olders and 8-12 years olders. We already start to teach our kids like that and is working very well. Each class room has at least 2 kids instructors helping them. Our Kids program is really good. Also we have our Fitness area by Suples Gym. The Fitness Space is one of the best in San Diego Ca. If you are looking for performance and better lifestyle this is the place to come. During our kids classes the parents are working out and getting in shape like their kids as well over our Suples Fitness area. The Conditioning Classes are taught by our Coach Steve Nave. For more info about all these plans please call us and set up an intro classes for FREE! 858 292 5040 or email us.
With Summer coming to a close on Labor Day weekend The San Diego Galvao Jiu Jitsu Academy family ended their summer with a grand splash celebrating it's 2nd anniversary and Professor Galvao 30th birthday. The Celebration was filled with an array of games, wonderful food, cool drinks, and even a pool for the kids to enjoy. After being surprised with a cake in the shape of a Gi that donned both the ATOS and Galvao logos, Professor Galvao addressed the partygoers and thanked them for everything they have already done for him, the academy, and for all of the support they have given him throughout the past two years.
With such a momentous celebration and such a successful year for both Professor Galvao and Galvao Jiu Jitsu San Diego, the growth and possablities for the academy are seemingly endless.
So as Professor Galvao would say, "Get on the Mat and Drill To Win".
Congratulations Galvao Jiujitsu School/ Atos Jiujitsu for the first place Overall at the Samurai Pro 2012 Tournament in Los Angeles Ca. We got 9 Golds and 2 Silvers plus 2 absolute divisions (Purple and Brown Belt) with only 15 Competitors. Congratulations!!! Special Congrats for our white belts Bryant and Chris and our purple belts Michael Liera Jr. (light weight champion) and Mike Carbullido (heavyweight champion) what closed the purple belt absolute division winning 1st and 2nd place as well. Also Brian Morizi who tooke first place in the brown belt absolute division and Brown belt medium weight division. What a great job.
Congratulations Galvao Jiujitsu School/ Atos Jiujitsu for the first place Overall at the Samurai Pro 2012 Tournament in Los Angeles Ca. We got 9 Golds and 2 Silvers plus 2 absolute divisions (Purple and Brown Belt) with only 15 Competitors. Congratulations!!! Special Congrats for our white belts Bryant and Chris and our purple belts Michael Liera Jr. (light weight champion) and Mike Carbullido (heavyweight champion) what closed the purple belt absolute division winning 1st and 2nd place as well. Also Brian Morizi who tooke first place in the brown belt absolute division and Brown belt medium weight division. What a great job.
We had a great result at the Nationals NAJJF in Los Angeles Ca. Our students Brian Morize, Austin and Leonardo D'avila did a great job winning 6 golds overall. All our three students won their weight division and the absolute division as well. Also because their great results our team get the third place Overall in the competition. Congratulations guys and lets keep the great work.
Angelica Galvao taught some basic jiu jitsu techniques at this weekends "Walk for Justice" in Point Loma, SD an event and fundraiser to bring awareness to the growing crime of human trafficing. Mrs. Galvao taught a couple of techniques, grip-breaking and standing up in base and was quoted saying "Jiujitsu is a real fight and an great self defense for everyone, especially for women". Mrs. Galvao, who runs the women's program at Andre Galvao jiu jitsu academy in San Diego Ca. is ready to teach and is available daily for Private Lessons, and a FREE Intro Class! Call now and start learinig how to defend yourself. If you would like to be part of this program please call us @ 858-292-5040.
Our Students will be competing in the American Nationals next weekend, September 8th and 9th. We have about 20 athletes representing the flag Galvao Jiujitsu Academy. We will be fighting under our main competition team Atos Jiujitsu. Good luck to all our warriors.
DATE: September 8th and 9th 2012
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Andre Galvao and Rodolfo Viera are two masters of passing the guard in BJJ competition
If you take a look at these two BJJ fighters and how they play their games, it’s pretty easy to see that a lot of their success come from their ability to demolish the guards of their opponents.
Sure, there are plenty of guys out there who are great at passing the guard, but Andre Galvao and Rodolfo Viera stand out to say the least.
Watch any of Andres‘ matches, and you can get a pretty good picture of his style of passing.
-He likes to isolate the hips so they are rendered immobile
-He uses a lot of grips on the knees
-He likes to move around and even behind his opponents when he passes
Check out this match between Andre and Clark Gracie. You can see just how strong Andres’ guard passes are, and how much pressure his style of passing can cause. Here it is:
On numerous occasions, he is able to move around Clark Gracies’ legs in order to get the pass. Later on in the match, you can see Andre trying to work in some knee cut passes. The knee cut pass is another favorite of mine. (Check out this article for more details on how to execute it properly)
By watching the match, you can tell that his best guard passes come from pinning the hips and knees, driving weight into his opponent through his head and shoulders, and moving around his opponent. A really heavy, yet mobile passing game, one which I truly admire
If you watch some of Rodolfo’s matches, you will see that he too has a menacing guard passing game. Here is a match between him and Victor Estima. Some truly awesome guard passes:
Here are some of Rodolfo’s key techniques:
-He hits many “mid-range” guard passes.
Most BJJ fighters tend to either crowd their opponent and smash them to pass the guard, or play a very distant game in order to close distance fast to pass the guard. Rodolfo is able to pass from the “mid-range” area, which is extremely impressive and displays his immense passing pressure.
- He moves around his opponents to pass.
Just like Andre, Rodolfo likes to play a passing game where his moves around his opponents, not through them. This is not to say that his passing game is strictly moving around his opponents, but if you watch his matches, you can see that he has a ton of success by doing so.
- He passes with his opponents legs facing him.
A lot of Rodolfo’s guard passes include a back step, which then leads to him passing the guard while his opponents legs are still facing him. He then drives his knee to his opponents hip to consolidate the pass. Many guys are having success with guard passes that involve facing your opponents hips away (leg drag, double under, etc…), but Rodolfo does the opposite, and looks awesome while doing it.
Both Andre and Rodolfo have their own unique style of passing, and a lot can be learned from watching their matches.
Even if you are much lighter, or even heavier, than both of these fighters, these techniques and guard passes are great to observe and study.
I hope that this article has inclined you to work on your passing game, because you should!
As a treat for you guys, here’s a match between Andre and Rodolfo. I won’t spoil it, but it is one that is definitely worth watching!
It's been a tough year for Andre Galvao. Galvao was heavily favored to win this year's Worlds tournament, but was ejected from the event before his competition even began. During a student's match, Galvao jumped the barrier to argue a referee's poor decisions. When it comes to the Worlds, an outburst like that gets you automatically ejected from the arena, even if you are Andre Galvao. Check out this 30 minute interview with Galvao who discusses all things jiu jitsu. Galvao is a wealth of knowledge on the jiu jitsu game and one of the best in the world right now. It's always worth your time to listen to Galvao speak.