ATOS Reno Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

About Us

More About Us: Atos Reno Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is proud to carry on the legacy of the world-renowned Atos Jiu-Jitsu affiliation.

Owner Arturo Espinoza knows that Jiu-Jitsu made him a better person all around and wants to share these benefits with the community. At Atos Reno Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Arturo has assembled a top-notch coaching staff. With over two decades of teaching experience including Level Five LEO Certified instructors, their knowledge is expansive and valuable.

ATOS Reno Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Instructors

Atos Jiu-Jitsu was originally founded in 2008 and has grown to become one of the most recognized and respected names in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Since Atos was first established, they have grown into a powerhouse team, with 70+ affiliate academies around the globe. Atos Reno Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was the first of those affiliates, originally operated by Kelley Perotti, 3rd degree Black Belt and 2x Masters World Champion. In November 2023, Arturo Espinoza took over ownership of Atos Reno Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and it was a fitting transition. Arturo was Kelley’s longtime family friend and the first student to earn his black belt under her mentorship and received his black belt in 2016 from Processor Andre Galvao. A veteran with 11 years of teaching experience and multiple championships, Arturo is excited to share his passion for BJJ and continue the legacy of both Atos and Kelley.

Owner & Head Instructor

Professor Espinoza

Training Martial Arts

Always had an interest in Martial Arts since I was a kid. Main focus growing up was boxing, but my first exposure to MMA and grappling was during my time in the military. I fell in love with it and decided it was something I wanted to continue training and soon became an outlet for everyday stressors.

Teaching others in Martial Arts

I want them to benefit from it the way that I have. I truly feel that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has made me a better person all around, even off the mats. I want to share my passion with anyone who is willing to learn especially those that are stepping out of their comfort zone. It can be intimidating and there can be some self doubt at the beginning but then they can discover something about themselves that they already possessed. With guidance and support anyone can learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as long as they have an open mind and commit.

How long I have been teaching

I have been teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for about 11 years.

Championship/titles I hold
  • Ibjjf No-Gi Masters Black Belt Middle Weight World Champion 1X
  • Ibjjf No-Gi Masters Black Belt Middle Weight Finalist-multiple
  • Ibjjf American National No-Gi Black Belt Middle Weight Champion 1X
  • Ibjjf American National Gi Black Belt Middle Weight Finalist/Semi Finalist- Mulitple
  • ADCC Open OC Masters No-Gi Middle Weight Champion 2023
  • Mutliple Ibjjf Open’s Champion/Finalist/Semi Finalist
My passion for teaching BJJ

I feel that I am passionate about teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu because I consider myself a never ending student of the art. I have gained so much on and off the mats from training and I want to be able to share that with my students and want them to experience the same if not more.

Who Inspires me

I have been truly inspired by my family. My wife has always encouraged and supported me even during times that I struggled with balancing work, family, and life. My children who have also been competitive in sports and have shown perseverance and heart throughout their struggles within their sports. They have given me the motivation to do and be better. And my parents, especially my late mother. She instilled strength, confidence, and courage from a young age. Always encouraging me to follow my heart and dreams.

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Lead Instructor

Kelley Perotti

Kelley Perotti 5th degree Black Belt in Martial Arts , 3rd Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
  • I originally started martial arts for the physical workout, but came to love all of the other aspects-such as the tradition, character building, the discipline.
  • I love teaching martial arts or Jiu-Jitsu because I love to help others accomplish goals and go beyond what they even thought they were capable of! Helping them find the confidence to believe in themselves and accomplish their own personal best!
  • I love to teach all ages and abilities from those with special needs to the best athlete in the class every student is unique and special!!
  • I have been coaching  for 32yrs , martial arts 25yrs, Jiu-Jitsu 20yrs
  • As a black belt -2x World Champion and over 10x pan am medalist and worlds medalist
  • I fell in love with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu while learning a mixed martial arts style. Jiu-Jitsu is a humbling sport. It challenges, the best of athletes. It truly improves all aspects of your life, and being able to share that with others is what has always given me purpose in life.
  • My parents and grandparents have always believed in me and taught me to never do anything half way! So that’s what inspires me to always give it may all and do my best! Their belief in me inspires me to believe in myself!

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About The Team

In addition to their technical expertise, our instructors are also excellent teachers who know how to create a supportive and challenging learning environment. They understand that every student is unique and tailor their approach to meet the needs of each individual.

Our instructors also prioritize safety, ensuring that all students learn and practice techniques in a safe and controlled manner. They are committed to helping our students build strong foundations in Jiu-Jitsu, and are always available to answer questions and provide feedback.

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