Andre Galvao sparring with Andy Murasaki during competition class.
Sparrings are one of the most important parts of BJJ practice. Thanks to them you can test your skills in practice. They can provide tremendous benefits and growth to your Brazilian JiuJitsu skills. For a lot of people, they are also just a lot of fun.
Watching Sparring Sessions are Super Important for your knowledge.
A very important thing on sparring sessions is the actual goal. Of course, if you just want to go for a war, there’s not much you need to consider, apart from injuring yourself or your training partner. There are different categories of goals you can have in rolling, from training for competition to specializing that one moves you love. Open Minded!!!
Andre Galvao is one of the greatest BJJ athletes of all time, with 6 IBJJF World Championship titles, 10 IBJJF Pan American Championships, and 6 ADCC World Championship titles (4x as the ADCC Super Fight Champion). He received his black belt from Luis “Careca” Dagmar, having also worked extensively with Fernando Terere. Galvao is also a former mixed martial artist, with an MMA record of 5-2-0, before he retired to lead the Atos Jiu-Jitsu Academy's Headquarters in San Diego, California.
Today, Atos is considered one of the best jiu-jitsu academies in the world, producing World Champion athletes at all levels, from juvenile and white belt all the way to black belt. Galvao's mission with Atos BJJ On Demand is to share the lessons, and experiences he has acquired competing and coaching over the years.
Andy Murasaki received his black belt from Andre Galvao in December 2020. He is a 2x IBJJF Pan Champion (brown and purple); a 2x European Champion (brown and purple); and a 2x IBJJF World and Pan Champion at juvenile.