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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. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. '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. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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 - 
  7. WNO Highlights: Andre Galvao And JT Torres

    WNO Highlights: Andre Galvao And JT Torres

    Apr 17, 2020

    Atos legends Andre Galvao and JT Torres called in for the 43rd episode of the WNO Podcast on Thursday. The ADCC champs dropped a lot of knowledge on the episode — here are the highlights:
  8. Buchecha, Galvao, & Romulo Speak On Mindful Drilling

    Buchecha, Galvao, & Romulo Speak On Mindful Drilling

    Apr 2, 2020

    Although jiu-jitsu academies may be closed for the foreseeable future, if you're lucky, you may be quarantined with a fellow practitioner, meaning you still have the chance to develop functional, practical jiu-jitsu skills through drilling and concept exploration. 
  9. Andre Galvao WNO Interview: The Highlights

    Andre Galvao WNO Interview: The Highlights

    Mar 20, 2020

    Six-time ADCC and six-time IBJJF black belt world champion Andre Galvao joined the WNO Podcast for our 23rd episode. We took home some great details from the legend throughout the interview. Here are some of the best bits:
  10. Why Atos Are Still The No-Gi Kings

    Why Atos Are Still The No-Gi Kings

    Feb 24, 2020

    Atos may have had an up-and-down last year to outside observers, finishing second at IBJJF Worlds after two straight years winning the tournament, due to an Alliance team largely reliant on the newly founded Dream Art Project for their resurgence. Atos then stormed back to conquer the 2019 ADCC World Championships, with three gold medals plus, of course, their general Andre Galvao winning a record third straight ADCC superfight.
  11. Who Is The No-Gi GOAT?

    Who Is The No-Gi GOAT?

    Oct 9, 2019

    The no-gi G.O.A.T. topic has been a hot conversation in the community for the last few weeks, ignited by the peak in no-gi interest around ADCC. For every one person who pops up in comments arguing that it’s an irrelevant topic, there are hundreds more ready to debate who they think is the all-time great without the kimono.
  12. ADCC 2019: Who Was The Best Team?

    ADCC 2019: Who Was The Best Team?

    Oct 6, 2019

    After the 2019 ADCC World Championships a question that I’ve heard often discussed is who was the most successful team at the event? With no official team scores like most tournaments, this question is up in the air and the debate could go either way depending which subjective criteria you value the most. Does Gordon’s double gold performance for Renzo Gracie outweight three weight class titles for Atos? Does the submission rate of the Renzo athletes compared to the Atos squad give them the nod?
  13. Pros Predict: The ADCC Absolute Superfight Between Galvao vs Pena

    Pros Predict: The ADCC Absolute Superfight Between Galvao vs Pena

    Sep 25, 2019

    No superfight has captured the attention and interest of the grappling world quite like Andre Galvao vs Felipe Pena, perhaps because there is much more on the line than the belt.
  14. Top BJJ Prospect Ronaldo Junior Makes Major Team Move

    Top BJJ Prospect Ronaldo Junior Makes Major Team Move

    Nov 9, 2017

    Ronaldo Junior has enjoyed a gigantic year in 2017, and the purple belt is capping it off with a major team move.