Academy Owner & Head Instructor
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 6-3-0 record
1805 E Elliot Rd. Suite #114 Tempe, AZ 85284 | 623.203.7735 | tanquinhojj@atacademyaz