Mica Galvao is one of the brightest young stars in competitive BJJ at the moment and has just been promoted to brown belt, courtesy of his father and coach, Melqui Galvao. The young athlete has spent just a little under a year at purple belt after being promoted shortly after his sixteenth birthday, but he will no doubt adapt to the higher level of competition in no time. In fact, he’s been submitting adult black belts in competition since he was a fifteen year-old blue belt first starting to burst onto the competitive scene. The promotion was announced on Dream Art’s official Instagram account and Melqui Galvao looks almost as happy as his son with this promotion.
Mica Galvao isn’t the only member of Dream Art’s young competitive team to be promoted recently as all three of the Munis brothers left their brown belts behind to enter the black belt division. Melqui Galvao has built up an impressive legacy over the last few years and is well-known as one of the best Jiu-Jitsu coaches in Brazil, with Dream Art being based down in Manaus. He’s had a hand in developing a number of the latest generation of high-level Brazilian competitors over the last few years like Thalison Soares, Fabricio Andrey, Brenda Larissa, and Diogo Rios.
Now, the time is fast approaching for Galvao’s children to make the leap into adult competition too as not only is Mica on the verge of huge things, but his daughter Sammi Galvao has also been impressing in the Juvenile divisions.