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Atos was founded by two friends who shared the same religious beliefs and an intense passion for Jiu-Jitsu. The word “Atos” is the Portuguese word for “acts,” which specifically references “The Book of Acts” in the bible, based on the belief that “God can do amazing things through ordinary people, when He empowers them through His Spirit.” Atos Jiu-Jitsu, founded in 2008 by Prof. Andre Galvao and his friend Prof. Ramon Lemos, has become one the most recognized and respected names in the Jiu-jitsu industry.

As one of the smallest teams in the sport, Atos has influenced the way the world practices and defines modern jiu-jitsu. Atos Jiu-Jitsu is linked to the evolution of the 50/50 guard, leg drag, and berimbolo. The original Atos team included names of Black Belt World Champions such as, Prof. Andre Galvao and Prof. Ramon Lemos, Guto Campos, Claudio Calasans, Bruno Frazatto, Gilbert Burns, Rodrigo Caporal, Ary Frias, Rafa and Gui Mendes, and Davi Ramos.

IN MORE THAN 20 COUNTRIES WORLDWIDE

COME TO KNOW OUR STRONG AND INNOVATIVE TEAM


Atos was founded by two friends who shared the same religious beliefs and an intense passion for Jiu-Jitsu. The word “Atos” is the Portuguese word for “acts,” which specifically references “The Book of Acts” in the bible, based on the belief that “God can do amazing things through ordinary people, when He empowers them through His Spirit.” Atos Jiu-Jitsu, founded in 2008 by Prof. Andre Galvao and his friend Prof. Ramon Lemos, has become one the most recognized and respected names in the Jiu-jitsu industry.

As one of the smallest teams in the sport, Atos has influenced the way the world practices and defines modern jiu-jitsu. Atos Jiu-Jitsu is linked to the evolution of the 50/50 guard, leg drag, and berimbolo. The original Atos team included names of Black Belt World Champions such as, Prof. Andre Galvao and Prof. Ramon Lemos, Guto Campos, Claudio Calasans, Bruno Frazatto, Gilbert Burns, Rodrigo Caporal, Ary Frias, Rafa and Gui Mendes, and Davi Ramos.

Mission

Our mission at Atos is to strive to create a safe, nurturing and positive atmosphere where students, no matter what their age, gender, or physical capabilities may be, will increase not only their ability to defend themselves, but also their mental focus, levels of self-confidence & self-discipline, and overall fitness (body, mind and spirit). It is our primary objective to provide the highest standards of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instruction in a clean, safe, fun, family and team-oriented atmosphere.

Vision

Our vision at Atos Atlanta is to have an artistic space that will serve as an inspiration. We strive to render the highest level of Jiu-Jitsu while focusing on individual goals. We aim for a untied team that creates authentic relationships with one another.

MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS


The depth of knowledge amassed by our instructors will be a great advantage to anyone who desires to learn the art of Jiu Jitsu.

BRUNO FRAZATTO


LINEAGE: MITSUYO MAEDA → CARLOS GRACIE → CARLSON GRACIE → OSVALDO PAQUETA → ORLANDO SARAIVA → MARCELO FERREIRA → BRUNO FRAZATTO
Frazatto is thankful to God for all of the opportunities that have been provided him through Jiu Jitsu and he is grateful for the blessings of continued good health that allows him to do what he loves for a living.

Born in Campinas, the interior of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Bruno Frazatto began training Jiu Jitsu at age 14. He first began training at Master Marcelo Ferreira’s academy until he was promoted to purple belt. After three months as a white belt, he was encouraged by both Master Marcelo and Frazatto’s grandfather to compete at regional championships where he became the champion as a white belt. It was after his first World Championship competition as juvenile blue belt where Frazatto took second place when he realized that this was what he wanted to do with his life; make Jiu Jitsu his profession. It was then when he began to dedicate himself full-time to the sport and to competing. From then on Frazatto has continued to win titles.

A landmark moment in Frazatto’s life was the death of his grandfather, Douglas Frazatto. Douglas Frazatto was a hero to him and one of his greatest example in life. Having been one of his biggest supporters, Frazatto dedicated one of your most important title of his career, the 2002 adult blue belt world champion, to his grandfather the year that he passed away.

As a purple belt, Frazatto decided to look for a team with greater structure that would enable him continue to develop his Jiu Jitsu. In 2003, he began training under Professor Roberto Godoi and Professor Robert Tozi and their team, where we would go on to earned his black belt in 2005.

By 2007, Frazatto joined Team Brasa where, after having spoken with Leonardo Viera, he began training out of the city of Sao Paulo. Then in 2009, Frazatto began training with the newly created Atos Jiu Jitsu – a team that made a name for itself in competitions at the black belt level introducing the modern Jiu Jitsu style that is beautiful to watch. As was a natural path of many BJJ fighters, Frazatto dedicated himself to fighting MMA for a four years, upon invitation from Rodrigo Minotauro Frazatto represented Team Nogueira/Black House.

For Frazatto, Jiu Jitsu is not just a profession. Rather, he considers Jiu Jitsu to have been an essential part of his education, formation as a person, and in leading a healthy lifestyle. His objective is to pass along his technical knowledge and life experience of the sport on to his students and to change others’ lives through the sport.

MARCOS OLIVEIRA


Being an athlete at a young age, I tried many different sports. Jiu-Jitsu caught my attention as a teen in 1997 with Eduardo da Conceicao “Jamelo” in Brazil. I was committed to learning this new “lifestyle”. Although I could not consistently train in my adult years due to my job, I continued to peruse my goal to achieve my black belt in 2015 under Fabio Costa. The great thing about Jiu-Jitsu is, you can always come back no matter where you left off and continue to grow in the sport that is consistently growing and evolving. Jiu-Jitsu is a great form of physical exercise and mental exercise, especially in today’s busy society that creates our minds and bodies to be bogged down by all the pressures we face day to day. Being a black belt is one of my greatest accomplishments, the fulfillment of teaching it to all ages has become one of my greatest passions in life.

NATHAN HADLEY


After graduating with a degree in engineering in 2012, Nathan began training Jiu-Jitsu as a means to stay in shape and learn self defense. 7 years later he received his black belt from Professor Bruno Frazatto and runs the No Gi program for Atos Atlanta. Using the engineering principles and teaching methodologies, Nathan breaks down complex concepts into simple, easy-to-digest systems that focus on the core Jiu-Jitsu — leverage and mechanical advantages. The whole point of Jiu-Jitsu is to emphasize our body’s mechanical advantages over larger, stronger opponents. Nathan takes a scientific approach to these concepts and presents them in ways that are easily relatable and easily applied both on and off the mat.

BOBBY CHAU


Bobby started Jiu-Jitsu in 2009, under Team Roberto Traven. Starting in 2018, he began training and was promoted to black belt under professor Bruno Frazatto, Atos Jiu-Jitsu. He first was fascinated with BJJ after watching many UFC events in the 90’s. Royce Gracie’s techniques and skills were beating other martial artists weighing over 200lbs, much bigger than himself. BJJ has made him stronger physically and mentally. It has taught Bobby consistency, whether it is on or off the mats, for improvement in almost every aspect of life.

MUSTAFA SADIQ


Moose started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2014 when he was 14 years old. It has taught him so much on and off the mats, like how to work hard for anything you want in life no matter how hard it is. He was instantly hooked when he saw smaller people control much larger people with ease. Moose is currently 19 years old and a purple belt under professor Bruno Frazatto, Atos Jiu-Jitsu . Jiu-Jitsu, truly, has changed his life forever and he could not imagine where he would be without it.

JESSE HAUCH


Not even knowing what Jiu-Jitsu was, Jesse’s curiosity was sparked after she saw a class at her gym. She remembers feeling that first class adrenaline, of being utterly confused and excited all at the same time, and loving every second of it. Since her first class, in 2014, she hasn’t looked back and is now a brown belt under Bruno Frazatto, Atos Jiu-Jitsu. Jesse is a pastry chef jiujiteira, balancing her life between her passion for baking/pastries and love of competitively training and coaching. She appreciates how the sport allows an escape and outlet to be pushed physically and mentally, beyond what she thought possible. The demand for discipline, compassion, competitiveness, and accountability within oneself are components of Jiu-Jitsu that Jesse welcomes into all parts of her life. She truly believes that the lessons she has learned, on the mats, have enabled personal growth and always push her to be better in life.

ISABELLA SOUZA


Bella started Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 12. She remembers watching her dad train and all She wanted was to get on the mats and try everything! From the first day she tried, she was hooked for life. Bella is currently 19 years old and a blue belt under professor Bruno Frazatto, Atos Jiu-Jitsu. She has always had an athletic background but no sports seemed to stick and truly impact her life in a way that brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has. It truly changes ones life in such a positive way, not only physically but also mentally. It has a way to test limits and push someone in ways you never imagined you would or could do; Jiu-Jitsu has done just that for her. She has grown so much, not only as an athlete, but, as a person. This awesome sport, truly, is a lifestyle.

OMAR LOPEZ


Omar began training Jiu-Jitsu in 2012, under Ethan Garrison. He was promoted by him from brown belt thru black belt. He is currently a black belt training under Bruno Frazatto, Atos Jiu-Jitsu. Jiu-Jitsu has given him the opportunity to travel and meet many amazing people that he considers great friends. He is excited to help people find a passion and get the same opportunities he has had with Jiu-jitsu at Atos Atlanta.

MAX RIVERA


Max started training Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 15 under Scott Devine. In 2018, wanting to train more competitively, Max made the decision to transfer colleges, move to Atlanta, and train with the best. He is currently a brown belt under Professor Bruno Frazatto, Atos Jiu-Jitsu. He had trained in several martial arts before, but loved competing so decided to focus on jiu jitsu because it allowed him to train intensely without the physical risks associated with other combat sports. He fell in love with Jiu-Jitsu because its an equalizer, enabling people who are smaller or weaker to stand up and challenge convention. It has also taught him to have a growth mindset, that anything can be accomplished through hard work and determination. It has made Max’s life goal-oriented and has helped him succeed personally and academically as an engineering student.

ALEX ENRIQUEZ


I began training BJJ at the age of 11 when my older brother, who was a kickboxing instructor at the gym, introduced me to the sport, so that I’d have an after school activity to keep healthy and productive. I fell in love with the sport from day 1 and continued to train 5-6 days a week as a kid progressing to 2-3x a day when I was old enough to drive myself to practice. I trained under Professor Steve Mitchell at KnuckleUp Fitness through the kid’s belt system into the adults all the way to Brown belt accomplishing as much as I could. I also wrestled all 4 years in high school as well as two seasons in college with the goal of improving my jiu jitsu. I recently made the switch to Atos Atlanta under Professor Bruno Frazatto as a brown belt with the goals of taking my competition experience and success to the highest level. Under the blessing of Professor Steve Mitchell, I came to Professor Frazatto knowing that the programs at Atos Atlanta can cater to hobbyists all the way to the highest level of competitors. I am excited to see what my future holds and know that I am blessed and thankful for the direction and opportunities I have under Professor Frazatto.

FAYE LYNN CHERRIER


I am 26 years old, currently a brown belt, and have been training for almost 7 years now. I was first introduced to BJJ by my first coach, Muhammad Bilal, who was a purple belt at the time. I initially joined the gym for self-defense. During my first week there, I was doing a kickboxing class at Bangkok Boxing. He caught me looking over one day out of curiosity and talked me into taking a class. I immediately fell in love and knew competing was my passion. After training for a few months, I received my blue belt from him. At the time, I was doing boxing, Muay Thai, and MMA classes; but after several concussions, I decided to focus mainly on BJJ. I knew BJJ was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Under his blessing and suggestion, I transferred gyms to train at a school with more females to expand my training. I received my purple and brown belt from Professor Steve Mitchell. At blue belt, I placed 3rd at Gi Pans(2017) and 3rd at Gi Worlds (2017). At purple belt, I placed 2nd in Gi Pans (2018), 1st at Nationals (2018), and 1st in No-Gi Pans (2019). I then decided to wrestle for two seasons in college and became an All-American my first year. Now, I am excited to take my training to the next level and learn from Professor Bruno as I get back into the competition scene. My goal is to win the World Championship as many times as I can.

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