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Full Name: André Luiz Leite Galvão
André Galvão, a Jiu-Jitsu World Champion and ADCC champion, holds a black belt bestowed upon him by the renowned Mestre “Careca.” Additionally, he is a co-founder of Atos Jiu Jitsu, recognized as one of the premier academies globally. Not only celebrated for his achievements on the mat but also in the octagon (having ventured into MMA), André Galvão is distinguished for his proactive Jiu-Jitsu style, ceaselessly seeking submissions. He is particularly renowned for his performances in the absolute category across various Jiu-Jitsu championships worldwide.
Andre Galvao’s History
Born on September 29, 1982, in São Paulo, Brazil, André initiated his martial arts journey through Judo during his childhood. His introduction to Jiu-Jitsu occurred through his older brother, already a practitioner of this gentle art.
At the age of 16, Galvão commenced his Jiu-Jitsu training under Professor Luis Carlos Dagmar, also known as “Careca,” a disciple of the illustrious Master Osvaldo Alves. However, it was only in his second year of training that he encountered his true mentor and inspiration, Fernando Tererê. Believing Galvão’s potential surpassed the capacity of his own academy, Dagmar advised him to train with Tererê, an exceptional instructor with other talented fighters at Galvão’s skill level.
André Galvão and Fernando Tererê
Under Tererê’s tutelage, André Galvão witnessed a substantial evolution in his Jiu-Jitsu skills. Tererê, a prominent Jiu-Jitsu fighter of his time, a world champion, and the best in his weight class at the turn of the century, guided Galvão through various phases, including Tererê’s departure from Alliance and the founding of Brasa and TT. When it came time for Galvão to receive his black belt in 2005, due to Tererê’s personal challenges drawing him away from Jiu-Jitsu, Eduardo Telles, Tererê’s right-hand man and TT partner, facilitated Galvão’s graduation by taking him to his original teacher, Mestre “Careca.”
Upon Tererê’s departure from the sport, Galvão transitioned to Brasa. In a 2007 interview with Tatame magazine, Galvão expressed his admiration for Jiu-Jitsu idols such as Tererê, Vitor “Shaolin” Ribeiro, and “Leozinho” Vieira.
Galvão, an ardent competitor, differed from most Jiu-Jitsu practitioners by engaging in competitions of all sizes, not solely the major ones. His commitment to diverse competitions fueled his continuous improvement. Galvão secured four consecutive World Championships from Blue Belt to Black Belt (2002-2005), winning both weight and open weight categories in purple and brown belts (2003-2004). Despite reaching the finals in 2006 and 2007 without victory, he returned in 2008. In the same year, Galvão entered the realm of MMA, achieving success by submitting Jeremiah Metcalf, a former Strikeforce fighter.
In October 2008, Galvão and his friend Ramon Lemos founded a new Jiu-Jitsu team named “Acts,” reflecting their strong evangelical beliefs. The team achieved considerable success in black belt divisions at major championships.
André Galvão and MMA
Turning professional in MMA in 2008, Galvão competed in prestigious organizations such as Dream (Japan) and Strikeforce (USA). Despite a successful 2010, he voluntarily left Strikeforce after three matches. Though plans to join TUF did not materialize, he made a triumphant return to Jiu-Jitsu competitions in 2010, securing victories in the World Pro Cup trials and the Pan-American championships. Galvão continued to excel, winning gold in both weight and absolute categories at the 2011 ADCC and triumphing in ADCC superfights in 2013 and beyond.
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- Duration 10 weeks
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
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