ADCC 2011 Champion -88kg Div/Champion Open Weight Div.
ADCC 2009 2nd place -88kg Div
ADCC 2007 3rd -place -77kg Div.
All Belts Sao Paulo State Champion
Best Grappler 2011 Awards OTM
Best Fighter ADCC 2011 Awards
Pan American Champion (2004,2005, 2006,2008,2008,2011)
Ultimate Absolute NY Champion 2011
André Galvão is one of the most dynamic competitors in the World of
jiu-jitsu today. Besides being a top-level competitor himself, André
Galvão and Ramon Lemos head the Atos Jiu-Jitsu Team a small team that
has shaken the jiu-jitsu World up by winning in competition against the
traditionally larger Gracie Barra and Alliance Teams. Galvão is the
Author of the Martial Arts book, Drill to Win: One Year to Better
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Victory Belt Publishing, 2010). Beside competition
Galvão teaches Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at his Academy, Atos San Diego and is
considered one of the top Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors ever.
Galvão’s always been an avid competitor and unlike most BJJ fighters he
dedicated himself to fighting in all tournaments, not just the major
ones, he relied upon this to keep improving his skill set. Galvão won 4
World Championships in a row, from Blue Belt to Black Belt (2002, 2003,
2004, and 2005) winning his weight and the Open Weight Classes two years
in a row in the Purple Belt division and Brown Belt division (2003 and
2004) Gold came again in 2008. Galvão has also made a name for himself
in the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), fighting for MMA organizations
such as Strikeforce (USA) and Dream (Japan) and compiling a MMA record
André Galvão also trained with Master Oswaldo Alves in Rio de Janeiro during 8 months in 2002 when he was a Blue Belt. Then his first coach Luiz Carlos Dagmar introduced Galvão to Fernando "Terere" Augusto in Feb 2003, when he was a Purple Belt. André Galvão was one of his first students in the TT Team (Telles and Terere). With only 9 months at Purple Belt and after winning everything in the division Terere gave Galvão his Brown Belt at the end of 2003 (it should be noted that Galvão never lost a match at Purple Belt). After a very successful time at Brown Belt and always winning at both weight, and absolute divisions Terere told "Careca" to give Galvão a Black Belt in March 2005. Within only a couple of months of Black Belt Galvão won the Pan Ams and Worlds in 2005. After that André Galvão fix his name with a different style of Brazilian Jiujitsu working always looking for submissions in the fights. Galvão has a very aggressive Brazilian jiu-jitsu style making all his fights very excited to watch.