Head Coach & BJJ/MMA Coach
Anderson Goncalves is the CEO of TILT MMA and is currently a 5th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He was born in Petrópolis, Brazil, a small town in the southeast region of Brazil. His love for Jiu Jitsu started at the age of 14 when he met his mentor and teacher Aloisio Silva. After receiving his blue belt when he was just 15 years old, Anderson moved to Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro with Aloisio Silva to join Aloisio’s “team of Champions” training with champions such as Maquino Orelha, Tonhao, Marlon, Tadeo Botelho, Oscar “Japa” Neves and Zuca. As a young determined athlete, he lived at the gym with Aloisio and trained 3 to 4 times every day. With intense perseverance and training, he obtained his black belt from Aloisio Silva at the age of 20. Anderson’s lineage can be traced down to the Gracie line in that Aloisio Silva received his black belt under Master Carlos Robson Gracie, son of Carlos Gracie. In 1999, Anderson moved to Orange County, California with Aloisio and had the great honor of finding a master of life who became a dear friend and mentor, Mastor Joe Moreira. Under the tutelage of Master Joe Morrera, Anderson became part of Team Punishment, training world-renowned former UFC champions such as Tito Ortiz, Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in Big Bear, California. From then on, Master Joe Morrera continues to mentor and groom Anderson to be the great instructor and coach that he is today. Anderson currently boasts many champion fighters from Hard Knocks fighting and World Series of Fighting. He also teaches children who compete at the highest levels (Worlds, Pan-am and the ADCC) right down to absolute beginners just looking to have fun.