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Proven RESULTS & Success

Our goal at Atos Lake Tahoe is to give our students the best, most rewarding martial arts experience possible, in a safe, clean, and friendly environment. We balance hard training with fun and respect in every class.

We are here to help all students, kids and adults, acquire skills for life! Expect to build confidence, reduce stress, get fit, learn self-defense and prepare for competition, if that's your goal, through the beautiful art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

We are blessed to be located in the number one most visited natural tourist destination on the west coast, lake tahoe.

in the winter we are a mecca for Mountain, snow and water sports and recreational activities. Throw in the nevada stateline and you counter balance the natural beauty oif tahoe with all of the restaurants, casinos, nightlife and entertainment you need for a fun night out.

south lake tahoe sits at 6,237′ elevation, so naturally, we are the ultimate high altitude training location to take your performance training to the next level. We have big plans for the coming year to host Hi-Altitude training camps with some true legends of our sport, stay tuned!


with a combined total over 60 years of coaching in athletics, fitness, yoga, martial arts, and most any other discipline you can think of, ali and rob are now building their dream facility and programs in their dream location of south lake tahoe.

ali is the owner and ceo of athletex while rob operates as a fitness consultant and advisor to health and fitness clubs, brands and coaches.

ali leads with a mother's heart and has been the backbone of our littles program of 3-6 years olds. she has an incredible gift of connection with the littles and clearly visible when viewing her class from the outside.

professor rob is a bjj black belt now under the tutelage of one of the greatest jiujitsu athletes and instructors of our time, professor lucas 'the hulk' barbosa.


now add in rob's all american wrestling pedigree and we're building a dominant style and team that is proven in competition. our athletes are seeing incredible results in tournaments at the world level.

we teach all things grappling; gi, nogi, judo & wrestling.


Senior PROfessor

lucas barbosa

represents: team atos jiu jitsu


rank: 2nd degree black belt


Lineage: Carlos Gracie sr > Reyson Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Pascoal Duarte > Diego Lopes > André Fabiano > Lucas Barbosa


Multi-time Black Belt

World Champion

Lucas "Hulk" Barbosa is a multiple-time World Champion and elite Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, currently ranked as one of the top competitors in the world.


Originally from Roraima, Brazil, Lucas moved to the United States to train at the ultra-competitive Atos Headquarters under the direction of BJJ legend, Andre Galvao. There he accumulated multiple IBJJF Gi and No-Gi World Titles, as well as a medal from the prestigious ADCC Championship.

Lucas owns atos northwest in eugene, oregon where he and rob originally met and began training together.


Head PROfessor

Rob Pyfer

represents: team atos jiu jitsu


rank: black belt


Lineage: Carlos Gracie sr > Carlson  Gracie SR. > Maurilio Bustamante > Fabiano Scherner > Rob Pyfer


As a Former collegiate and usa wrestling all-american wrestler, Mixed martial artist, Rob ran into injuries and surgeries that plagued him through has last two years wrestling in college and ultimately retired him from national & International level competition. Rob took what he learned from those challenges and used the lessons to apply to his strength and conditioning and training businesses through the years. 

11 Years ago, Ali & Rob had a daughter, Skyla. This is when Rob decided that it was time to get back to grappling but this time through bjj. ROb studied under Fabiano Scherner from his blue belt until receiving his Black belt from Master Fabiano. 

Now under the tutelage of Professor Lucas Barbosa, Lake Tahoe is the middle ground between Lucas' home of Eugene Or. and Atos HQ in San Diego.

Partnering with Lucas and Atos was brings world class resources and support to our doorstep in beautiful Lake Tahoe.



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Fri: 5am-9pm
Sat & Sun: 7am - 7pm

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