Our Arizona Jiu Jitsu academy consistently provides support to students who wish to excel. Our vision of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Tempe is to create winning attitudes. At Soul Fighters/AT Academy we aim to create champions on and off the mat. No matter the age or the skill level of the student, our jiu-jitsu instructors are patient, well-trained, and experienced ready to help you reach your goals. We are centrally located in Tempe, AZ and are within driving distance of Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa, and Ahwatukee Arizona.
?The AT Academy is a martial arts training academy primarily focused on the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ). Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art, known as the gentle art that teaches a smaller person how to defend himself against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique. We offer several different classes for all ages (6 years old and above) with all skill levels (beginner to advanced).
Our mission is to inspire our Arizona students in a positive setting where anyone can train, transform and evolve their body, mind and spirit. Our vision is to provide the ultimate experience in martial arts for those who want to progress, excel beyond their limits and achieve their very best. Our kids martial arts program is the most advanced in Arizona, come in and learn from 5x World Champion Augusto "Tanquinho" Mendes.?
Augusto "Tanquinho" Mendes got his black belt in December of 2004, by Grand Master Francisco Mansor. He has been teaching Jiu-Jitsu over 19 years, always being recognized as a great instructor, teaching and helping more than 600 students in all those years. Also, he is one of the highest competitive black belts in Jiu-Jitsu. He achieved all the major BJJ titles as a black belt rank in the IBJJF (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation). He is current fighting MMA in the UFC on the bantamweight division. He owns and operates the Arizona BJJ gym in Tempe. ??2013 Black Belt World Champion?2012/ 2015 Black Belt World No Gi Champion?2011 / 2013 Black Belt World Professional Champion
ACB No Gi 60kg Champion?
MMA 6-2-0 record.