Andre Dedeco Almeida Coming to Xcel

Andre Dedeco Almeida Coming to Xcel

Wednesday October 23rd, Andre Dedeco Almeida will be coming to host the normal adult classes at Xcel Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Dedeco is the founder of the Bestway Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association of which Xcel is proud to be a part of. Students from far and wide travel to attend seminars hosted by Dedeco, on this day Xcel students will have a chance to learn from the master for free. This class is open to current students only.

Andre Dedeco Almeida is a 4th degree black belt under Ricardo Liborio. Some of his accomplishments in the sport include…

  • 2011 IBJJF Miami International Open Black Belt Senior Champion
  • 2004 NAGA Champion
  • 2004 ABKF Champion
  • 2002 2nd place Campenato Brasileiro por Equipes
  • 2000 Panamerican Champion
  • 1999 3rd place Pan American
  • 1996 Brazilian Champion
  • 5 X Brazilian State Champion 1990 to 1995

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to take advantage of the Bestway Association. We look forward to seeing you all there.

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Coach Marcio Takes Home Gold at Pan Am’s

Coach Marcio Takes Home Gold at Pan Am’s

Coach Marcio won gold in his division at the Pan Am No Gi tournament held on Sept 28th, 2013. Coach Marcio took the gold in the men’s NoGi senior brown belt light division. But, he didn’t stop there. He went on to compete in the open weight division, where he battled guys much bigger than his 160lb self and took home 3rd place in the open division. All in all a good day for Marcio representing Team Xcel and Bestway/American Top Team. Now it’s onto worlds for Marcio.

With these victories Marcio is now ranked by the IBJJF #1 in the male, no gi, brown belt, senior 1, light division. #15 in the male, no gi, senior, open weight division.

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Dougie “Fresh” Sampson Featured on Hostile MMA

Doug Sampson Featured on Hostile MMA

Recently team xcel’s Doug Sampson was featured on Hostile MMA. A new clothing line for MMA fighters and fans. Take a look at the feature and do some shopping while you are there…