Desert Force Lightweight Champion Haider Racheed and Mohammed Bilbeisi from Team Mirza of Jordan were recently spotted in Hamra, Lebanon as they took part of “Atos Lebanon” Belt Promotion in which Louis Lapicerella, Mohammad Shaaban, and Gino Abou Nader were promoted to blue belts. “Atos Lebanon” is a newly formed BJJ team associated with Atos JiuJitsu led by purple belt Daniel Hilal who plans to take this sport to a different level in Lebanon.
This is the most professional Brazilain JiuJitsu Team in Lebanon. These guys are on the mat 6 days a week which shows dedication and discipline. Led by Dani Hilal, this team will surely be on top.
About Atos Jiu Jitsu
Created in 2008, Atos Jiu Jitsu is an academy led by Ramon Lemos and Andre Galvão which in just a few years managed to make a huge dent in the BJJ landscape. With its headquarters originally in Rio Claro, São Paulo – Brazil, Atos has since had a strong impact in California, all the way to Beirut in 2014!
Andre Galvao is a 3rd degree black belt student under BJJ legend Fernando “Tererê” Augusto and now heads the Atos Jiu-Jitsu team in San Diego, California. Galvao is former professional mixed martial artist. He has won the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (weight and absolute), Brazilian National Championship, World Jiu-Jitsu Championship and Pan American Championships multiple times. So in one word , this guy is a BEAST!
Where did that name come from?
Atos team leaders are well known Christians, and the name of the team is a testament to their faith, the word “atos” in Brazilian Portuguese means acts, as in “The Book of Acts” which is the fifth book of the New Testament; The Book of Acts describes the history of the Apostolic Age.