Promote excellence in sport and a better quality of life through the practice of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Grappling and MMA.
In 2004, Anderson Pereira moved to Switzerland, Geneva. He started by developing the BJJ in the Geneva region, then in Switzerland and in Europe thanks to the seminars he gave in order to pass on his knowledge. New training centers have been created under his leadership (Switzerland, France, Spain and United Kingdom), with the aim of supporting the development of this martial art and transmitting the techniques and philosophy of Jiu- Brazilian jitsu.
Associated with his master Zé Marcello, Anderson united in 2010 a group of black belts and both gave birth to the academy called Icon JJ Team. This sport was still very young in Europe at that time and the creation of this team marked the beginning of a great human and sporting history, the influence of which today has no borders. Very quickly Icon JJ Team grew into one of the world's largest BJJ, Grappling and MMA teams based in Europe. The "Icon family" has also spread across the world in countries as varied as Brazil and the USA, which are both the eldorado of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu today, but also New Zealand, China. and Reunion Island.
The goal of the work offered by Icon JJ Team is to promote excellence in sport and a better quality of life through the practice of BJJ, Grappling and MMA. The various clubs of Icon Academy provide quality sports training and advice to people of all ages and genders, whether for competitors or even for non-competitors who want to indulge in martial arts.
Anderson Pereira started martial arts at the age of 5, he got his start in Judo and got his black belt at 19. Besides Judo, he has also been practicing Brazilian Jiu-jitsu from the age of 15 because this discipline will allow him to improve and perfect his fighting technique on the ground. 12 years after starting the BJJ, his master and world-renowned competitor Zé Marcello (world champion, European champion and Pan American champion) awarded him his black belt, the highest rank in this martial art. This belt is an unparalleled honor and rewards years of hard work and devotion to the sport. From the age of 24 Anderson also turned to freestyle combat, also known as MMA or mixed martial arts.
In addition to being an accomplished competitor and a very high level athlete, Anderson also shines through his quality as a trainer and coach to pass on his experience and knowledge. Thanks to their tireless work and investment with the students of the Icon JJ Team academy, the team achieved great performances with numerous titles in the pipeline.