Here at AT Academy, we strive to help you maintain a healthy balance between your BJJ training, workout goals and your life.
AT Academy is the home of professor Augusto Tanquinho, a Black Belt World champion with the Gi and No Gi. The AT is part of the Soul Fighters team who was founded in 2008 by Alvaro Mansor, Rafael "Formiga" Barbosa, Leandro "Tatu" Escobar, Bruno "Tank" and Augusto "Tanquinho" (our Head Instructor); before starts the SF team the founders were teaching separated for many years and that gave us the credibility of over 30 years of experience teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to children and adults. During all these years we have produced champions in the art as well as in life.
Our school is devoted to tradition; we educate our students with the true purpose and meaning of the martial arts. Here at the AT Academy we are not interested in just teaching the self-defense aspect of the martial arts, we are interested in the complete personal development of each student. Our main goal is to train athletes and people of all ages, with the idea of teaching our philosophy, moral and educational values to our team.
The Soul Fighters BJJ now has several affiliates, all around the world, in a short time of existence we have already formed many champions in all events on the BJJ world circuit. Our athletes are always representing our team and winning major championships in the world, such as the Worlds, Pan American, Brazilian and American Nationals, South American, European, Asian, International Opens etc. Today our team is considered one of the fastest growing Jiu-Jitsu teams in the world. Proof of this is the results of our competitions and new units of Soul Fighters growing every day.
We are ready to teach our techniques through our educational values and we hope to educate people for life and / or high performance athletes.
AT academy is very rich in techniques and knowledge, with the best and most qualified instructors in Arizona. We have one of the finest curriculum in the BJJ world with professional instructors, that will help students develop discipline, fitness and strength of both body and mind.
Whether you are looking for an art, self-defense, a discipline, or a sport, AT Academy is the right place for you.
We would like to welcome you to the wonderful world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Fitness. Please feel free to browse our site to find answers to your questions about who we are and what we have to offer. Also, please feel free to contact us if you have additional questions.