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Throughout the history of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the world has to come to know many strong and innovative teams

The story of Atos starts with two great grapplers that were looking for a new home: André Galvao, after his Master Tererê first collapse, and Ramon Lemos, after leaving the team Nova Uniao. 

Both met at Brasa Academy on 2007, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and instantly became great friends. Brasa Academy early on had the makings of a super gym. Along with Galvao and Lemos, the best grapplers from Alliance, including the Vieira brothers, that would go on to create the team Checkmat, joined Brasa after Alliance's implosion. 

Unfortunately, Brasa did not have a strong structure or leadership, so many athletes left the school. 

Atos Jiu-Jitsu, founded in 2008 by Professor André Galvao and his friend Ramon Lemos, has become one of the most recognized and respected names in the Jiu-Jitsu industry. Just after a couple of months of its creation, André Galvao was winning his second Wolrd Title in Black Belt. From then on, it would quickly reach the top of the Jiu-Jitsu world. In each first 4 years of existance, a member from Atos would win a World Championship. 

As one of the smallest teams in the sport, Atos has influenced the way the world practices and defines the modern Jiu-Jitsu. Atos Jiu-Jitsu is linked to the evolution of the 50/50 guard, leg drag and berimbolo.

The original Atos team included names of Black Belt World Champions such as Professor André Galvao, Guto Campos, Claudio Calasans, Bruno Frazatto, Gilbert Burns "Durinho", Rodrigo Caporal, Ary Farias, Rafael and Guilherme Mendes and Davi Ramos. 

Throughout 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. While the team's origins are based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the team's headquarters have been based in San Diego, California, since 2010. Since then, the team has added many great names to its competitions team roster, including Michael Liera Jr., MIchael Carbullido, Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa, JT Torres, Josh Hinger, and many more. 

There is a great sense of quality over quantity within the Atos team, which relates to our motto "Together we are stronger". The Atos team is currently breeding a new crop of talented Jiu-Jitsu athletes who are successfully showcasing their skills in not only the world of Jiu-Jitsu, but also within the world of mixed martial arts. Many BJJ and MMA competitors seek Atos Jiu-Jitsu as their brand of BJJ because of the success the team has experienced at the highest levels of BJJ competition. 

Those such as Anderson Silva, Carlos Diego, as well as Atos veterans such as Ary Farias, Davi Ramos, Bruno Frazatto and Gilbert "Durinho" Burns, have demonstrated great success in the most respected international Jiu-Jitsu competitions and are translating 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 world "Atos" is the portuguese word for "Acts", which specifically references "The Book of Acts" in the Holy 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 affiliates in over 20 countries worldwide. 



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