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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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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Thiago Mendes

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Thiago Mendes

Biography

Thiago’s father was a decorated member of the Brazilian Marine Corps, and searched for a solution for Thiago’s behavioral problems in school and at home. Trying out karate and judo first, Thiago didn’t find an outlet for his behavior until he tried Jiu Jitsu.

He started training Jiu Jitsu in 2002 on the former team, “Gama Filho” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Thiago achieved his dream of receiving his black belt in January of 2014. In the same year, he moved to Dubai where he worked for three years with United Arab Emirates Army, teaching Jiu Jitsu for the National Emirati Service.

Thiago traveled and trained in different countries with different cultures. After several years of teaching Jiu Jitsu for another gym owner here in the U.S., he knew he ultimately wanted to run a gym of his own.

Thiago Mendes’ Graduation: 
Black Belt Second Degree.

Lineage:
Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Carlson Gracie > Ricardo de la Riva > Emilio Carlos > Thiago Mendes