Academy Owner & Head Instructor


1805 E Elliot Rd. Suite #114 Tempe, AZ 85284  |  623.203.7735 |  tanquinhojj@atacademyaz

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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