Check out this interview of Andre Galvao with Saulo Ribeiro that covers how Andre got started in jiu jitsu and made his meteoric rise to black belt world champion. This interview covers topics like where Andre trained all the way to black belt and how he came to San Diego where he runs his gym today.
Great interview. Galvao is my number two favorite fighter of all time. I've been a huge fan of him since he was a purple belt.