In 2001, the seed was planted to form American Top Team (“ATT”).
The idea of building and training MMA fighters to the highest caliber had been born out of a small, cramped 900 sq. ft. store front academy in Boca Raton, Florida. A very small yet dedicated group began having great success in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts scene throughout Florida and internationally. What would take root from there is one of the best MMA teams in the World.
“In my opinion, American Top Team is the BEST MMA camp in the country!” – UFC Commentator Joe Rogan
ATT as it’s commonly referred to, has trained and developed over 100 plus fighters in the largest Mixed Martial Arts (“MMA”) organizations such as the UFC (“Ultimate Fighting Championship”), WEC, Strikeforce, Bellator, PRIDE, K-1, DREAMS and Sengoku.
That same knowledge, born out of hard work, perseverance, and dedication honed from our professional MMA fight team, has been passed down to our students who train in: MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (“BJJ”), Submission Grappling, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, Kids MMA, Women’s Fitness, and Self-Defense.
The American Top Team brand of MMA and Jiu-Jitsu has spread from South Florida to more than 60 martial arts academies, across 31 states, 3 countries and growing.
Our lineage can be traced back to the legendary Carlson Gracie. His vision, open-mind and, trademark aggressive attacking style has greatly influenced our development as martial artists.