André Mateus

Director of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Professor, Third Degree Black Belt

I am from Fortaleza-Ceara, Brazil. I, along with my wife and son, moved to the Nashville area about a year ago. I have practiced martial arts for 22 years and am a third degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, as well as a Black Belt in Kung Fu and Shotokan Karate. I learned to fight with great teachers including the Gracie family who created Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. I have competed in MMA and BJJ competitions around the world and have worked with well-known instructors and practitioners from all areas. Outside the typical arena, I have also taught the Special Police Operations Battalion (BOPE) in Rio de Janeiro. I am the founder and leader of the Spartacus Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team in Fortaleza, Brazil. I am excited to bring Spartacus BJJ to Tennessee and grow that family at NKM&BJJ.

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