Since we were established in the heart of Deerfield Beach in early 2007, hundreds of families had the chance to experience our programs and everything else that we offer. With time, consistency and dedication to the training, many success stories have taken place.

We're honored to be able to have direct influence in the improvement of our students overall lifestyle, helping them be more productive at school, work and in their personal lives. The relationships we develop are the greatest gift we receive in return. These are testimonials from students who train or have trained with us in the past. We deeply thank you, current and former students for the opportunity you gave us to train you.


Brendan Hegeman Parent of two Kids
Besides getting a good workout and learning a life skill, our children are learning respect and camaraderie. And the best part is that they love attending their BJJ classes at American Top Team in Deerfield Beach. Mestre Rafael Rebello and his expert staff work with every child to ensure that they are advancing to the best of their abilities. I would heartily recommend American Top Team in Deerfield to anyone, young or old if they want to benefit from a truly challenging and rewarding martial art. You don’t learn dance steps or use antiquated defense techniques. This is a proven, time tested system that the students apply in drills and live competition that builds character and confidence.

Zein Rasheed Purple Belt

      Not knowing the directions around Boca Raton was the best thing that happened to me since coming here, as I mistook ATT Deerfield for being the closest mma school to my house. Not only did I find a great teacher in Master Rafael Rebello, but also a dear friend. When he first greeted me in my tryout class, I felt right at home.In addition to ATT Deerfield’ s fun family atmosphere, there are several things that set it apart from the rest. To begin with Master Rafi has a clear plan for each month and structures the class around a specific set of techniques. He also explains the techniques clearly and adjusts them to suit all the different levels in class. There are also several classes during the day and throughout the week, so you can pick those that best fit your schedule. This also means that the classes are small, which allows you to watch Master Rafi break down the technique from every angle. Most importantly, there is enough room for everyone to roll under his watchful supervision. And the adjustments he tells you to make while rolling become part of your game that you would never easily forget. Although I wasn’t sure that jiu jitsu was for me when I first began training, I can confidently say that Master Rafi has got me hooked on it!
To me ATT Deerfield is more than just an mma school, It’s my home away from home.

Rian Gittman Parent

       To Master Rafael & Whom It May Concern,
Me and my son have been training under you for over 6 years, you helped me tie my white belt when I put my kimono on for the very first time! After all these years and the blood, sweat and tears that have been shed by both of us in your classes I have only to say to you that I can't wait for the next 10 years! You are a great teacher, a wonderful human being and I count you as family, someone I trust with my son when I'm not there and I would recommend your school with the highest of trust, respect and honor. Thank you for being a part of our lives and allowing me to write a letter of recomendation on your behalf, it is an honor.
May God Bless you and His strength be with you.
Rian & Josiah Gittman.

Una Proenca Green Belt and Parent of two Students

When talking about Rafael, Rafael Rebello it is hard to find words, and put words together to describe his talent. Not only his talent for Jiu-Jitsu but also his talent for teaching. His talent for sharing things and teaching others. It is not just because he went to school and has a degree in physical education, but it is something I believe he was truly born with. And with his gift, he applies care, determination, and love for this art he practices and teaches. He is truly something else, he teaches all ages from very young children to old adults. Rafael is the man, his classes are by far the best and one of the only if not the only one that teaches an 1 hour and 30mins of BJJ. He gives you undivided attention, he helps you, he makes you feel at home, he makes you laugh, he has respect and truly loves to share his talent with others. I grew up around BJJ and MMA, I've seen it from the day I was born to today, even though I only took interest to practice it a bit of a while ago which now I have a deep passion for BJJ, I still grew up around it, and in the middle of it. So I've seen lots of great BJJ teachers and athletes and really bad ones and Rafael truly is one of the best, he is an example to look up to. I am proud to say he is my coach. His class is also a super safe class, he somehow sees pretty much everything, he is always looking out for his students and helping them practice BJJ correctly. He explains and shows the BJJ moves in a way that makes it seem easier than you would think. He helps you achieve the goal, and helps you be able to hit the move correctly. I hope I was able to give you a glimpse of Rafael Rebello but there are truly no words to describe him and his teaching. Only if you practice BJJ with him, then you can truly see. He is the best instructor I have ever seen by far, not only in BJJ but in other sports as well. He is the best at what he does, he is the best at teaching. And even with all this he is still an amazing MMA and BJJ fighter, with much talent. He makes your jaw drop because what and how he does is just surprising. Even being the best he is still an honest, humble, loving guy, with a big heart. He keeps him self grounded and he always wants the best for his students. He surprises me everyday with his talent, knowledge, heart, mind, and more.

Greg Heller Purple Belt and Parent of one Student
I've been training with Mestre Rafa for about 6 years, and he is a truly talented BJJ player and coach. His knowledge of the art is encyclopedic and his technique is razor sharp. Since he is a small guy, he had to learn to be very precise in his game. His speed and technique make it difficult for larger opponents to beat him. Raf demands attention to detail from his students when he teaches, but not to the point where it becomes overwhelming at each student's skill level. He is supportive of all of his students and helps them improve, regardless of age and/or physical ability. Aside from his abilities on the mat, he is a great human being. It is rare to see him without his trademark smile. He loves to make people laugh as much as he loves to teach BJJ. I am proud to call him my friend and be a part of the family that he has created.

Nathan Hughes
Blue Belt

I have had the pleasure of training at American Top Team for 10 months now and have to say that it has been an amazing eperience. Mr. Rafael Rebello is an outstanding teacher and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner. Mr. Rebello is very patient and thorough in the application of instruction that he gives. His attention to small details and body position mechanics and placement has allowed me to develop beyond my initial expectations. He is honest, patient, respectful, humorous, and has a level of integrity and energy. Mr. Rebello readily gives feedback and is always willing to go the extra mile and meet the students as needed. I have been involved in martial arts for 20 years and have had the pleasure of being influenced by many great instructors. I would like to say that I hold Mr. Rebello in the highest regard and he is one of the best all-around instructors I have ever had. I would highly recommend him both on a personal and professional level.

Heather E. White
Black Belt - Thai Kickboxing / BJJ White Belt

         Master Professor Rebello is the finest example of a BJJ teacher & coach one could hope to train with.
The expertise in his discipline, combined with his gentle, nurturing teaching style, make him an exceptional coach.
The first time I met Master Rebello, I was a complete beginner who had walked into the world- renowned American Top Team training facility in Coconut Creek, FL. I was so nervous & intimidated, I started to leave.
However when Master Rebello introduced himself and took me under his wing, my fear went away. He welcomed me to his class, and took as much time with me, as he did with the advanced students. The individual attention & encouragement he provided meant the world to me. I gained confidence and believed I could really do this! I had become part of the ATT family.
I have fond memories of my first class with Master Rebello; I am forever grateful for his kindness and can’t recommend him highly enough. Osss.

Heather E. White
PhD - Molecular Biology & Biochemistry
Black Belt - Thai Kickboxing
White Belt - BJJ

Dena Karlin


ATT Deerfield Beach is not just a gym, it is a family. From the first class I took, the staff and other members brought me into their family. It made me want to go to the classes as much as I possibly could. I not only had the best workouts of my life, but I actually enjoyed being active for the first time in my life. I learned skills that I ever thought possible in BJJ, Muay Thai, Judo and Capoiera. My body began to change right before my eyes and before I knew it, I was in the best shape of my life and surrounded by incredible friends, many of whom I consider family now. I recently moved to Tallahassee and aside from my mom, dad and brother - ATT Deerfield Beach is what I miss the MOST! There is no other gym like this and no other instructor like Rafael Rebello. His team is incredibly talented and there is no class that isn't worth taking. I cant say enough about how this place has impacted my life and changed it for the better. Thank you to everyone at ATT!!

Andrew Gertz
Green Belt


"BJJ and the philosophy behind it have greatly improved my life in my opinion the coaches at ATT Deerfield are second to none, coach Carlos has lead me to discover strength I did not know I had and coach Rafael's attention to detail makes class feel like and individual session even with twenty other students."

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