Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu • UNITED BY PASSION • CREATED FOR PROGRESSION
ANDRE “DEDECO” ALMEIDA
BLACK BELT 5TH DEGREE
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and known as “The Maker of Champions”, Andre “Dedeco” Almeida is a keystone of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in New England. He began his Jiu-Jitsu career in 1986 and is a 5th Degree Black Belt under pioneer Ricardo Liborio. Dedeco has dominated the competitive arenas of Brazil and America winning multiple Championships at the highest levels. His passion for Jiu-Jitsu extends well beyond his own accolades and in 1996 he formed his own school and association, developing a World-Class stable of competitors, Mixed Martial Arts athletes and students across all ages and backgrounds interested in learning the Art of BJJ.
We firmly believe in passing on our legacy to future generations. Our mission is to develop our students’ character.
We are devoted to practicing Jiu-Jitsu because of the benefits we derive from training. We value teamwork above everything else.
At the heart of our school lies our mindset, that to find great strength, you must face your fears and doubts through struggle.