As in all traditional martial arts programs, lineages are important to know. The Director of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program at Nashville Krav Maga & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is André Mateus. André has been studying and teaching BJJ for nearly 22 years. His experience encompasses not only BJJ, but Kung Fu, Shotokan Karate and functional strength training providing him with the ability to build competent, strong practitioners of the art.
André learned directly with the family that created Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – the Gracie family. While training at a Carlson Gracie School in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil, André trained and was promoted by Royler Gracie. He is now continuing the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by training you and many others at Spartacus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu both here in Franklin, Tennessee and in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil.