Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art focusing largely on grappling and ground fighting. It focuses on the principles of leverage and proper technique to obtain dominant control on the ground, and provides a greater position to resolve conflict by using submission holds.

BJJ has been proven, when used properly, to be an effective method for dealing with bigger and stronger opponents and has become increasingly popular due in part to its great success in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). A student can train in BJJ for self defense, sport jiu-jitsu (and submission grappling) and mixed martial arts competition. It has found its way into the training regiment of nearly every successful martial artist worldwide.

Program Benefits

  • Facilitates weight loss

  • Promotes functional strength

  • Helps relieve stress through physical activity

  • Teaches you how to protect yourself and your loved ones

  • Improves coordination, flexibility and balance

  • Team building atmosphere

  • Fosters self-confidence.



Carlson Gracie Team Central Florida, Black belt 5th degree .

Thiago has all of the qualifications a blackbelt needs to be a great professor. It’s a pleasure to have this qualified blackbelt representing Carlson Gracie Team in San Antonio. He’s a complete blackbelt: referee, competitor and professor.

Master Rinaldo Santos

UFC Lightweight Veteran. Black Belt 3rd degree.

Thiago was one of the greatest partners on the mats. Always able to help, family oriented, and a great professor. I wish all of the success for his new journey.

Rafaello “Tractor” Oliveira

Black belt 3rd Degree Alliance, former UAE Army coach

I worked with Thiago for three years for the UAE Army teaching Jiu Jitsu. In each class, we taught more than 500 students between 10 coaches. Thiago is a great friend and training partner.

Raphael Matos

Black Belt 6th Degree General Manager Carlson Gracie Team

As a leader of the Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Team, Thiago has all of my trust to carry on the legacy of our team in San Antonio.

Master Carlson Gracie Jr