Andre Galvao a gladiator in the BJJ and grappling field.

Andre Galvao a gladiator in the BJJ and grappling field

The jiu-jitsu family has many phenomenal fighters, such as Andre Galvao. He starts Brazilian jiu jitsu in a small age. And, he worked hard to achieve great results in the BJJ and grappling, MMA, and more.

Does Andre Galvao won the jiu-jitsu world championships?

How does Andre Galvao influences grappling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu sports?

André Galvão short biography

Andre Galvao is a well-known Brazilian BJJ grappler and professional MMA former. Indeed, he is a multiple world ADCC and Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion. Therefore, Let’s discover more information about André Galvão:

  • Full name: André Luis Leite Galvão.
  • Born: September 29th, 1982, in Brazil.
  • Residence: San Diego, California.
  • Sport kind: Brazilian jiu jitsu, MMA, and Grappling.
  • Division: Welterweight.
  • BJJ Rank: 4th-degree black belt under Fabio Gurgel.
  • Team: Atos jiu-jitsu.
  • Coach: Fernando “Tererê” Augusto.
  • Years active: 1996 to present.
  • Top achievements: Several times jiu-jitsu and ADCC world champion.
  • Personal Academy: Atos jiu-jitsu.

André Galvão Best Achievements

Andre Galvao is a BJJ fighter and grappling competitor with a lot of titles and achievements. Besides, in 2010 after a shunning year in the BJJ championships, Andre decide to publish his book Drill to win: One year to better Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Thus, for one purpose to help jiu-jitsu competitor to prepare the right way for tournaments.

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What is Andre Galvao legacy in the Grappling championships?

  • 11X IBJJF jiu jitsu world championship winner.
year Rank division
2002 Blue belt -82 kg
2003 Purple belt Both -82 kg division and absolute
2004 Brown belt Both -82 kg division and absolute
2005 and 2007 Black belt -82 kg
2008 and 2017 Black belt -88kg
2014 and 2016 Black belt -94kg
  • 11X IBJJF Pan American Championships winner in 2007; division – 82kg.
year Rank division
2004 Brown belt Double gold middleweight and absolute
2005 Black belt Double gold middleweight and absolute
2006 Black belt Middleweight
2008 Black belt Double gold medium-heavy and absolute
2011 and 2013 Black belt medium-heavy weight
2014 Black belt Double gold ultra-heavy weight and absolute
  • 3X Brazilian jiu-jitsu world cup Abu Dhabi UAE winner (2012, 2013, 2014) weight division – 88kg.

What is André Galvão trophies record in the ADCC?

  • ADCC world championship winner in 2011; both in – 88kg division and absolute.
  • 4X ADCC world championship super fights winner in 2013, 2015, 2017, and 2019.

Furthermore, Andre Galvao starts competing in the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) tournaments from 2008 to 2010, where he takes 7 fights with a record: 5 wins / 2 losses.

Andre Galvao favorite techniques in the BJJ tournaments

andre galvao bjj

Andre Galvao has a great record in the grappling and BJJ championships with 157 wins (38% by points and 46% by submission) and 27 losses (52% by points and 15% by submission). Indeed, this record was achieved using many BJJ submissions techniques:

BJJ Choke from the back

He had used this position to submit 17 of his opponents ( 23% of matches winning) like Victor Toledo, Rafael Barbosa, Abraham Marte, Luiz Panza, and more.

BJJ Armbar

He had used this technique to submit 12 of his opponents like Jorge Britto, V.Silva, and more.

Otherwise, Andre Galvao uses a lot of submission and BJJ techniques such as Guard passing, chokes, heel-hook, kimura, kneebar, triangle, wristlock, north-south choke, and more.

Andre Galvao BJJ Academy

Andre Galvao creates his academy Atos jiu-jitsu located in San Diego, CA. Besides, he thrives this jiu-jitsu academy to be one of the great Brazilian jiu-jitsu academies.

Thus, this was achieved using relevant coaching methods and great experience in the field of jiu-jitsu competitions.

  • Head coach: Andre Galvao.
  • Instructors: Josh Hinger, Lucas Barbosa, Dominique Bell, Michael Perez, and more.

Drill To Win Andre Galvao Book

Andre was one of the primary martial artists who wrote one among the simplest Brazilian jiu-jitsu books. Drill To Win by Andre Galvao is one the best books that have helped many competitors and practitioners improving their game to subsequent jiu-jitsu level.

This BJJ book is the result of the diligence and therefore the large experience in Brazilian jiu-jitsu tournaments mats. And, it should be your ultimate guide to drill BJJ properly and progress your game. Drill To Win reveals the correct approach to drill properly BJJ self-defense martial art, and it gives you an unbreakable connection between BJJ techniques and drills.

Drill to Win may be a precious book for any BJJ practitioner ranging from beginner to the advanced level because it goes to enhance your mindset and achieve awesome Brazilian jiu-jitsu results.

 Check out Drill to Win André Galvão on Amazon.

Andre Galvao BJJ Top Matches

Against Patrick Gaudio / jiu jitsu World Championship 2017 (Final)

source: IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation)

Against Leandro Lo / Heavy Weight GP 2017 (semifinal)

source: IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation)

Against Marcus Buchecha Almeida Epic Pan 2013 Open Weight Final


Against Xande Ribeiro / Heavy Weight GP 2017

source: IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation)


Andre Galvao BJJ is a famous grappling fighter and jiu-jitsu martial arts legend. He competed in the top-level tournaments for many years, and he had built a shining record with several titles including IBJJF and ADCC world champion Brazilian. Indeed, André Galvão has gained his reputation within the most savage BJJ competitions worldwide. 

André Galvão is an open-minded martial art influencer who spreads the jiu-jitsu techniques, philosophies, jujitsu lifestyle, and self-defense motivation by conducting many seminars in various countries worldwide. In 2008 Galvao BJJ founder the Atos jiu jitsu in San Diego, CA, where he is the head instructor who shares with passion his love and knowledge for jiu-jitsu grappling self-defense alongside his students.



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