Academy Owner & Head Instructor

​email: tanquinhojj@atacademyaz

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


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.

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