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Andre “Tim” Monteiro

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Andre Monteiro, also known as “Tim”, is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, from the Carlson Gracie lineage (under Francisco “Toco”) who has medalled in important tournaments such as the Pan American (Gi and Nogi) and the Brazilian Nationals. Andre Monteiro is also a renowned coach, having built his career in from the United States a country he moved to in 2008.

Andre Monteiro Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: André Carvalho Monteiro

Nickname: “Tim” which is short for Tim Maia a famous Brazilian musician. The name started as a joke amongst his BJJ colleagues because he was short and chubby when he started training (much like Tim Maia).

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Francisco Albuquerque > Andre Monteiro

Main Achievements:

  • Pan American Nogi Champion (2011)
  • Brazilian National Champion (1994 & 1996)
  • Miami Open Champion (2013)
  • Pan American Silver Medallist (2011 master)
  • Miami Open Silver Medallist (2013 absolute)
  • Pan American Bronze Medallist (2005)
  • European Open Bronze Medallist (2013)

Favourite Position/Technique: Half Guard (“Bolshoi” Sweep)

Weight Division: Peso Pena (70kg/154lbs)

Team/Association: Nova Geração/Revolution Team

Sponsor: Koral Fight co.

Andre “Tim” Monteiro Biography

Andre Monteiro was born on the 20th of July, 1981 inRio de Janeiro Brazil. He started practicing Jiu Jitsu when he was 10 years old because one of his friends Michel “Buiu” Porfirio had started grappling (Buiu also became a black belt in BJJ). Monteiro’s first coaches were none other then Rodrigo Medeiros and Francisco “Toco” Albuquerque. The pair graduated Andre with his yellow and orange belts, but as Medeiros left to the United States, Master Toco took continued coaching “Tim” on his own. It was Albuquerque who awarded Andre Monteiro as a black belt on March, 2003.

In 2008 Andre Monteiro traveled to the United States to study English, he was supposed to stay in the US for 3 months in a high intensity training course, but after the course was finished, he was invited by a friend, who was involved in the fight game, to stay in the country as a BJJ instructor. Monteiro accepted and started coaching in San Antonio (Texas), later moving to a gym of his own.

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Andre Monteiro vs Stephan “Pesadelo” Hall

Andre Monteiro vs Brandon Mullins


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