Augusto "Tanquinho" Mendes  ​got his black belt in December of 2004, by Grand Master Francisco Mansor. He has been teaching Jiu-Jitsu for 20 years, always being recognized as a great instructor, teaching and helping more than 1.000 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 graduated College and has a degree in Physical Education in 2006 in Brazil. 

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

Black Belt Instructor & Pioneer of Unlimited BJJ Program



​Allan Di Luciagot his black belt in 2015 by Prof. Bruno Tank Mendes (Augusto Tanquinho's brother) He has been teaching Jiu-Jitsu for 11 years and he is a certificated IBJJF referee. Allan was diagnosed with Cavernoma, a kind of brain disorder, he was forced to step away from the competitions and focused on teaching Jiu-Jitsu for those in need. He developed the Unlimited BJJ program in 2013 in Brazil and the goal is to make it even better now in USA. With a Physical Education College as a backgroud, he turn his studies toward the Special Needs cause and has developed a method capable to teach a martial arts as we train them to improveand increase their ability to deal with the day-by-day challenges. 

Academy Owner & Head Instructor

​email: tanquinhojj@atacademyaz



6481 S Rural Rd. Tempe AZ 85283  |  480.410.9346|  tanquinhojj@atacademyaz