|Lyoto Machida with Head Jiu Jitsu Coach |
Bruno Bastos (2nd from the left), Jonatas Gurgel,
Baga Ramos, Rafael Rabello
For those who have been training at least a few years and perhaps experimented with a few different classes or coaches, you know the importance of a good Jiu Jitsu coach. Finding the perfect Jiu Jitsu coach requires an athlete that is: skilled at competing, which includes understanding competition preparation mentally and physically, is skilled in all styles and techniques, and is skilled at demonstrating and teaching the details that truly matter in Jiu Jitsu technique. This is why American Top Team’s Headquarters location put Bruno Maniaudet Bastos as the head Jiu Jitsu instructor at the facility. The ATT HQ is located in Coconut Creek, Florida, and is home to the greatest names in Mixed Martial Arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muy Thai, and Physical Training. Bruno Bastos has an impressive competition track record, which includes World Titles at many of the largest tournaments around the world. His style and technique is unique. And his personality is humble yet determined. In speaking with Bruno he told us, ‘In Brazil, I would compete at as a White Belt or Blue Belt at tournaments that were outside. Just mats on the beach, in the hot sun. The mats would burn your skin. But we didn’t care. Everyone that was there loves Jiu Jitsu, and loves to compete. It is beautiful’.
Bruno works along side the best of the best, with Master Ricardo Liborio, Ailton Barbosa, Jonatas Tagarel Gurgel, Baga Ramos, Rafael Rebello, Big Foot Silva, Gleison Tibau, and many other top competitive athletes in the sport.