While in Barcelona, Spain at the Atos Jiu-Jitsu Academy, Andre Galvao received his third degree from his master, Fernando “Terere” Silva.
The GMA member living in San Diego, CA said this on his facebook page:
“Just got my 3rd degree black belt from my master Fernando “Terere” Silva. O conquered it with a lot of work and achievements in my life on and out side of the mat. Thank you sensei for everything you taught me. Such big honor! ”
Galvao began training with Terere as a purple belt in 2003. One of the first students to be part of the old TT team, Terere gave Galvao his brown belt that same year after nine months of undefeated competition. By 2005 Terere had suggested that Galvao’s first instructor promote him to black belt and in 2005 he became a black belt pan-american champion and world champion.
Check out Galvao’s training program at www.allgalvao.com