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We offer a variety of Fitness programs for Kids and Adults designed to help you get in shape, increase strength and self-confidence and aid athletic development. Our After School Little Champs and Future Champs Fitness programs are a great opportunity for parents who want the best for their family! At ATTFTL, your child gets lots of encouragement and training for leading a disciplined, active lifestyle in a safe and caring environment.
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for kids WHAT IS BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU? Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a self-defense system based on the principles of technique and leverage, which allow you to defeat opponents of much greater size and strength. You don’t have to be the largest, fastest, or youngest to be an effective jiu-jitsu practitioner. You simply need discipline and […]MORE INFO
American Top Team Fort Lauderdale Brazilian jiu jitsu is a martial art,combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is one of American Top Team’s core training programs. We have produced a multitude of champions in all types of competitions. This, all under the tutelage and […]MORE INFO
American Top Team Fort Lauderdale “Intro to MMA” Mixed martial arts (commonly referred to as MMA) is a combat sport in which two competitors attempt to defeat each other by potentially utilizing a wide variety of fighting techniques, including striking and grappling. Brought to you by our head MMA instructor and hall of famer Ricardo […]MORE INFO
5 Reasons Why You Should Take BJJ Private Lessons Everyone knows that BJJ private lessons are available at every single school with pretty much every teacher, but most people don’t take them because they can be quite pricey. However, it’s not just a matter of money, it’s a matter of prioritization. Like with any expensive […]MORE INFO
American Top Team Fort Lauderdale Submission wrestling (also known as submission fighting, submission grappling, sport grappling, or simply as No-Gi) or Combat wrestling (in Japan), is a formula of competition and a general term describing the aspect of martial arts and combat sports that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining […]MORE INFO
Billy Padden attained his bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education from West Chester University. During his time at WCU, Billy achieved ambitious athletic goals, going on to claim two National Collegiate Boxing Championships and three All-American titles. Billy is the Boxing trainer at American Top Team Fort Lauderdale . As a teacher, counselor and […]MORE INFO
Hi, my name is Junior Fernandes. I’m the owner and head instructor at American Top Team (ATT) in Fort Lauderdale. I hold the rank of third degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the legendary Master Ricardo Libório. I am also a brown belt in Judo. Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, I […]MORE INFO
Join us on October 27th for the ATTFTL Kid’s Halloween party! Instead of class on this day, we will be hosting Halloween festivities. We hope everyone can come and enjoy an ATTFTL Halloween! Details are below. Who: All ATTFTL kids ages 3 – 12 and their family What: Halloween games and a costume contest Where: […]MORE INFO
When it comes to enrolling your children in extracurricular activities and sports, there are so many options. Even choosing which Fort Lauderdale karate or kids martial arts program can be overwhelming as there are so many. Which is the best martial arts for kids in your area? How do you know what is best for […]MORE INFO
What are the differences between the various types of martial arts? What exactly am I enrolling my child to do? We’ve been receiving a lot of calls from parents who would like to enroll their children in a martial arts program, but they do not know the differences between the types of martial arts. If you are a parent […]MORE INFO
Hi, my name is Ana Fernandes. My husband, Junior, is the owner and main instructor at American Top Team Ft. Lauderdale. I’ve been working in martial arts academies for 12 years. During that time, I’ve seen what leads some kids to leave martial arts and what helps kids to stay. Of course, your kids martial arts interests will […]MORE INFO
Summer is upon us. How long should “summer break” be for your kids jiu jitsu practice? During the summer, most families take a lot of trips. Our kids are out of school, their schedules change and, as a result, so do ours. If your child is enrolled in jiu jitsu classes (or some other sport), […]MORE INFO