Watch Sparring session between two Atos HQ Black Belts!
Joao Mendes received his black belt from Andre Galvao in June 2018. He is a 5x IBJJF World Champion (colored belts).
Lucas Pinheiro, also known as “Bad Boy” is a jiu-jitsu black belt of Brazilian Indigenous descent, having been awarded the rank by Carlos Holanda. Lucas is also a former student of Faustino Neto (Mestre Pina) as well as Cícero Costha, who earned the reputation of being one of the most promising athletes in the sport competing in the lower belt categories, particularly through his 2015 brown belt campaign, when he earned important medals at the Brazilian Nationals and World Championship. Lucas Pinheiro has since then cemented his status as one of the top light-featherweight black belt competitors. Lucas became Black Belt IBJJF Pan Champ after moving to San Diego California in December 2019. Pinheiro is also IBJJF World Champion (brown belt).