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Eric Blackwell

I've found my San Antonio jiu jitsu home! Professor has created an environment where if you're a beginner, hobbyist or competitor all are welcome and receive outstanding training! Everyone is friendly and respectful and ego's are left outside the gym. come train!

John Patrick

I joined along with two of my kids to pursue a hobby that had long interested me, and we couldn’t be happier with our choice in this gym. Kids have made new friends and are growing skills and discipline. I’m totally hooked on the new hobby and have made several new friends myself, plus I get a killer workout in the process. Prof Thiago takes training seriously and provides seasoned black belt level instruction, but also has a laid back personality and the culture in the gym is very relaxed. Professor and other members were quick to welcome me. The training partners are great. There is no ego, only good people who want to learn. Highly recommend this gym!

Puerco Fuerte reviewed Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu San Antonio
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Professor is great. Makes you feel welcomed no matter the belt level. I'm proud to be a part of the team.

Steven Sawyer reviewed Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu San Antonio
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Professor Thiago is an amazing and patient instructor. He works well with my two boys and offers a wealth of knowledge. I highly recommend this program for kids as well as adults!

Jared Chaffee reviewed Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu San Antonio
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Great instruction And an amazing Facility! join the Team!

Brian Powers reviewed Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu San Antonio
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Terrific instruction for my four-year-old son. Looking forward to a long time with this training.

Matt Glover reviewed Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu San Antonio
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Professor Thiago is a great teacher, he gives high level, detailed instruction. You can't go wrong training here.

Andrew Deno reviewed Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu San Antonio
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Best gym I’ve trained at. Fantastic coaching and great atmosphere for improving your game — you get the vibe of strong competitors working alongside hobbyists in a supportive environment. Another plus is that the mats always seem super clean. Can’t recommend enough.

Jesus Navar reviewed Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu San Antonio
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Professor is patient, attentive and gives detailed instructions to the little ones.
The facilities are very clean and provide for a friendly atmosphere
I am glad my children (8 and 4 yoa) train with Professor.
They LOVE IT !!!!!

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CARLSON GRACIE TEAM HISTORY

CARLSON GRACIE JJ TEAM

Considered by many as the most successful Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in the history of the sport, the Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Team was the true juggernaut of competitive BJJ in the 1970’s, 1980’s and early 1990’s. A team remembered for big names such as “Serginho de Niteroi”, Amauri Bitetti, Ricardo De La Riva, Ricardo Liborio, Paulo Filho and many, many others, the Carlson Gracie Academy was also the flagship for innovation in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, having added strong trends such as group classes, a strong focus on sport BJJ and the use of animals in the academy’s logo(s), all ideas coming from the leader of the team, the late Master Carlson Gracie.

The History of Carlson Gracie Academy

The history of the Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Team starts in 1964 through a partnership between the Gracie’s and a vale tudo (no-holds-bared) fighting legend Ivan Gomes. Ivan had fought Carlson and became good friends with the Rio native after the match. The two formed an association and decided to open a grappling academy together. The partnership didn’t last more then a year and after the split Carlson partnered with another friend – Helio Vígio.

Carlson Gracie learned from this venture with Ivan Gomes that an academy was a viable solution for his future, and as his career in Vale Tudo was nearing its terminus he decided to open his own gym in the fashionable burg of Copacabana, in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil.


There is no reward without sacrifice.


There is no losing in jiu jitsu. You either win or you learn.


If you want to be a lion, you must train with lions.


Always enter like a kitten and leave like a lion. But NEVER enter like a lion and leave like a kitten. Always be humble.