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PROF. ANDERSON GONCALVES

5TH DEGREE BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU BLACK BELT & HEAD COACH

Coach Anderson Goncalves is the founder and lead Black Belt of AG BJJ / Tilt MMA. He is a 5th Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt - the highest ranked Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt in Alberta and among the highest ranked in Canada. Born in Petrópolis, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, a small town in the southeast region of Brazil, his love for jiu jitsu started at the age of 14 when he met mentor and teacher, Aloisio Silva. After receiving his blue belt when he was 15 years old, he moved to Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro with Aloisio Silva to join Aloisio's "Team Dojo".

 

As a young determined athlete, he spent countless hours at the gym with Aloisio and trained 2-3 times every day. With intense perseverance and training, he obtained his black belt from Aloisio Silva at the age of 20. Anderson's lineage can be traced down to the Gracie line, in that, Aloisio Silva received his black belt under Master Carlos Robson Gracie, son of Carlos Gracie.

In 1999, Anderson moved to Orange County, California with Aloisio and had the great honor of finding a master of life who became a dear friend and mentor, Master Joe Moreira. Master Joe Moreira is an 8th degree Coral Red and White belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 3rd degree Black Belt in Judo, a former UFC veteran, and the current President of the United States Federation of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Under the tutelage of Master Joe Moreira, Anderson became part of Team Punishment, training world-renowned former UFC champions such as Quinton "Rampage" Jackson and Tito Ortiz.

 

Master Moreira's rank is an admirable one, as it is received by one of only 6 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Red Belts in the world, Master Francisco Mansor. Master Mansor was awarded his Red Belt (9th degree) by the Father of Jiu Jitsu himself, the late Grand Master Helio Gracie.

 

Anderson then moved to Calgary, Alberta, and opened the doors to AG Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in 2005. The rest is history! He continues to train the highest-level champions on both the local and international BJJ championship scenes, as well at the most reputable and sought-out MMA shows. Anderson continues to bring Master Moreira to Calgary on a regular basis and receives his mentorship to this day - a friendship that has now blossomed to that of family, much like our gym atmosphere.

BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU CLASSES

WOMEN'S ONLY BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU

A Women's Only class catered to the female body - taught by a woman! Great for women wishing to learn and build-on foundational Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fundamentals and self defense - while in community with women.  All experience levels welcome.  Taught by one of the pioneers of Women's Jiu Jitsu in Alberta: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt, Diana Trang.

KIDS & YOUTH CLASSES

ADULTS BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU [CO-ED]

A mixed class for men and women to learn and build-on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fundamentals, self defense, and techniques to protect and strengthen the body and mind.  For competitive and non-competitive - all experience levels are welcome.  Taught by the highest-ranked BJJ Black Belt in Alberta (and one of the highest in Canada):  5th Degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt, Anderson Goncalves.

KIDS JIU JITSU & YOGA [ AGES 4-8 ]

A combination class taught by Head Coach, Anderson Goncalves and BJJ Coach/Certified Yoga Teacher, Diana Trang.  Children begin the class with basic yoga stretches, breathwork, then move into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fundamentals, self defense, techniques and training.  This class is taught with the younger child in mind.   All experience levels are welcome.

YOUTH JIU JITSU [ AGES 8+ ]

This class is a catered to older children and youth.  Children learn fundamental Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and self defense, BJJ movement drills, techniques, and training to strengthen the body and mind.  A safe and inclusive place for youth to learn skills to build confidence, support physical/emotional/social health - and to create friendships!  All experience levels are welcome.

NEWS & UPDATES

NEW LOCATION IN OKOTOKS

September brings exciting news - we have expanded into Okotoks!  Come check out new location at: #206,  26 Crystal Ridge.  Offering Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes for adults, youth, and kids - as well as Boxing for adults and youth.  

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2018 IBJJF WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP

Team AG returns from Las Vegas for the 3rd year in a row with shiny hardware!  We are so proud of the whole team.  Big thanks to all who represented our team so well - and also - to all who helped get everyone ready.  Congratulations to Patrick and Diana for bringing back a Silver and Bronze!

2018 CBJJF ALBERTA PROVINCIALS

Another trophy for the shelf!  Big congrats to all our kids and youth competitors in Calgary and Okotoks who earned this trophy - we are all so proud of you!  This includes everyone who helps prepare our kids - teammates and coaches!  Keep up the hard training!

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