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Andre Galvao is a jiu-jitsu black belt and champion grappler with ADCC and IBJJF World Championship titles. Co-founder of the Atos team, Galvao is head coach at the San Diego Atos HQ to many world champions. His athletes have also gone on to win the ADCC World Championships, and the IBJJF World Championships. The Atos team is considered one of the top teams in the world of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

  1. The Competitors Confirmed For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    The Competitors Confirmed For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    Jan 18, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  2. Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu Fighters Poised To Take Over MMA in 2022

    Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu Fighters Poised To Take Over MMA in 2022

    Jan 17, 2022

    Jiu-jitsu has always played a vital role both in and out of the ring, providing athletes with a path to glory and financial reward, while reminding the world that the most sophisticated grappling art is an indispensable part of any fighter’s arsenal.
  3. Grappling Bulletin: 2022 Is The Year of ADCC

    Grappling Bulletin: 2022 Is The Year of ADCC

    Jan 10, 2022

    2022 promises to be one of the most exciting years in grappling history. We can expect the return of the IBJJF season, with major events in Europe, South America and the USA. WNO will continue to host high-level no-gi grappling events that feature the most exciting competitors in compelling matches.
  4. Vote NOW For 2021 Male Grappler Of The Year

    Vote NOW For 2021 Male Grappler Of The Year

    Jan 10, 2022

    Voting is now open for the 2021 FloGrappling Awards. Read below to find out which six men have been nominated for Male Grappler Of The Year, and click here to cast your ballot.
  5. 7 Stories You Need To Follow Ahead Of ADCC 2022

    7 Stories You Need To Follow Ahead Of ADCC 2022

    Jan 7, 2022

    The 2022 Jiu-Jitsu season will soon erupt into full swing. A year that’s sure to be packed with twists and turns, upsets and breakthrough moments, 2022 is bound to be unpredictable.
  6. Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Jan 4, 2022

    The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
  7. Grappling Bulletin: The Rise & Rise of Tainan Dalpra, New P4P #1 Black Belt

    Grappling Bulletin: The Rise & Rise of Tainan Dalpra, New P4P #1 Black Belt

    Dec 20, 2021

    The dust has settled after the 25th edition of the IBJJF World Championships, and the furor around a certain well-known black belt's middle finger has died down.
  8. Grappling Bulletin: The World Championships That Will Go Down In History

    Grappling Bulletin: The World Championships That Will Go Down In History

    Dec 6, 2021

    After a very long and very eventful two and a half years, the IBJJF World Championships finally returns for its 25th edition. The long-awaited tournament is now mere days away and brackets just dropped.
  9. Grappling Bulletin: Is This Legal Ankle Lock A Heel Hook in Disguise?

    Grappling Bulletin: Is This Legal Ankle Lock A Heel Hook in Disguise?

    Nov 15, 2021

    Following Victor Hugo's big win in the final of the IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Heavyweight Grand Prix, questions have arisen over the legality of the attack due to the torque applied to both the knee and the ankle.
  10. Grappling Bulletin: ADCC Trials, A Major Team Fragments, Tonon's Title Shot

    Grappling Bulletin: ADCC Trials, A Major Team Fragments, Tonon's Title Shot

    Sep 13, 2021

    If there's one thing I was reminded of at Pans is that after a long time with no major tournaments, it was really, really good to see high level matches in the gi.
  11. Grappling Bulletin: Andre Galvao Will Defend ADCC Superfight Title in 2022

    Grappling Bulletin: Andre Galvao Will Defend ADCC Superfight Title in 2022

    Jun 7, 2021

    We asked what would happen to the ADCC superfight when word came that Gordon Ryan wasn't competing any more, but we didn't expect to get an update this quickly. Andre Galvao has confirmed his participation, the only question now is who will he face?
  12. Grappling Bulletin: If Gordon Ryan's Career Is Over, What Happens Next?

    Grappling Bulletin: If Gordon Ryan's Career Is Over, What Happens Next?

    May 24, 2021

    Stop the press, Gordon Ryan's abrupt departure from all upcoming matches has thrown the no-gi grappling scene into disarray. What does Gordon do next if he can't compete? Who replaces him as the #1 in the world? And will professional grappling ever be the same without him?
  13. 'I Was Wrong': Regretful Andre Galvao Apologizes To Jiu-Jitsu Community

    'I Was Wrong': Regretful Andre Galvao Apologizes To Jiu-Jitsu Community

    Mar 6, 2021

    Andre Galvao made his first statement since his incident with Gordon Ryan at WNO last Friday. Speaking in an Instagram live stream, Galvao assumed responsibility for the altercation and apologized to the jiu-jitsu community. 
  14. Ranking The Best 88KG Champs In ADCC History

    Ranking The Best 88KG Champs In ADCC History

    Apr 28, 2020

    Since its inception in 1998, the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) World Championships has been the premier no-gi competition, starting as a way for athletes from various disciplines to test themselves. Initially taking place yearly and then moving to a biennial affair, there have been 13 ADCC events so far in its history.
  15. WNO Mixtape: This Weeks Greatest Hits!

    WNO Mixtape: This Weeks Greatest Hits!

    Apr 18, 2020

    We had a crazy lineup this week on the WNO Podcast, with ADCC champs on the show all five days. There were a combined 30 IBJJF and 15 ADCC world titles on the show this week. Of course that led to a bunch of great moments, I'll compile a few of them here, but first here are the full episodes -