Every month JiuJitsuSweep.com features a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy based on competition achievements, lineage, or size. For the end of the year before we restructure the Featured Academy section on JiuJitsuSweep.com and because we didn’t feature an academy for the month of November, this month we get a two-for-one deal in the American Top Team satellite locations located in sunny south Florida. American Top Team of Port Saint Lucie and Treasure Coast American Top Team.
American Top Team of Port Saint Lucie or ATTPSL as it is also referred as, is located at
409 Lake Whitney Pl. Port Saint Lucie Florida 34986
7309 SE Gaines Ave, Stuart Florida 34997 respectively.
Without a doubt American Top Team is one of the elite of the elite training facilities in the country if not the planet and while the main academy located in Coconut Creek Florida houses as many black belts if not more than any other Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy, it is known widely as a Mixed Martial Arts training facility more than anything. But at the core of ATT’s formula for success lies the foundation of their winning ways, in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. ATT as it is normally called was founded by black belt Ricardo Liborio , Marcus Silveiro, and Marcelo Silveiro, and has since spread like wildfire since it’s inception back in 2001.
Of the hundreds of ATT affiliate and satellite locations located throughout the country , two of the academies located in Florida, not more than 2 hours southeast of Orlando, and 2 hours north of Miami, in beautiful Port Saint Lucie and Stuart, are on the rise with respect to grappling and mixed martial arts, headed by none other than UFC veteran Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and mixed martial arts legend, Din Thomas.
Din Thomas has been fighting, training and coaching in MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jtsu for years now, as a veteran of the sport he has been going at it since MMA’s infancy and has established himself and his academies as one of the premier training facilities in the area to train at.
ATTPSL’s location has changed several times, due to the explosion in popularity of Din Thomas in recent years after being featured in The Ultimate Fighter Season 4: The Comeback, he has needed expansion to accommodate the swell in students who were seeking a legitimate training facility and MMA/BJJ coach to train under. Along with purple belt and competitor Jason Gladey at the helm, ATTPSL serves the St Lucie county area with quality Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction at affordable prices.
Din has also had to open a new training facility due to high demand in the area in Martin County Florida with his 2nd location, Treasure Coast American Top Team located in Stuart Florida.
Here is where he was preparing himself ,training hard to meet boxing’s bad boy Ricardo Mayorga in an MMA bout before having the fight canceled due to legal issues with the boxers fight promoter Don King back in 2010. TCATT’s Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction is directed by Din Thomas himself and when not teaching the fundamentals and advanced BJJ he hands over the reigns to purple belt Anthony Esposito who is also a coach and trainer of some of the rising MMA fighters coming out of the area.
With a solid BJJ curriculum, a strong kids program and a flexible schedule to fit the needs of many ATTPSL & TCATT are on the forefront of establishing themselves as giants etching out their own brand of team loyalty and success using their motto ” Empowering lives through martial arts “.
With a dedicated staff of friendly trainers, coaches, competitors and personnel at either locations Din Thomas and his crew hope to bring Brazilian Jiu Jitsu mainstream for the Treasure Coast area Florida including organizing and participating in area wide events held on Florida’s Southeast region.
Merry Christmas ATT!