Prof. Thiago Reinaldo – 3rd Degree Black Belt | Gracie Barra Stafford

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Prof. Thiago Reinaldo – 3rd Degree Black Belt,

Prof. Thiago Reinaldo – 3rd Degree Black Belt

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Thiago Reinaldo de Souza is a 3rd Degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Professor Henrique Machado.  He is both a competitor athlete and professor for Gracie Barra Stafford and received his black belt in the beginning of 2008.

He started training Brazilian jiu-jitsu in the 90s after watching Royce Gracie fighting in the UFC.  In 1997, he started his sport career at ASLE (Associação Sensei de Lutas Esportivas), now known as Gracie Barra Amazonas, in Manaus, Brazil, known for being one of the toughest competition training schools in the state.  In addition to being a competitor athlete, Professor Thiago also performed as a head instructor, professor, and competition team trainer for over 10 years.

In 2017, Professor Thiago moved to Virginia to help establish Gracie Barra Stafford, the very first Gracie Barra academy in the state of Virginia, where his 20+ years of jiu-jitsu experience have been invaluable in structuring and growing our training programs and competition teams.

Aside from his experience as an instructor, Professor Thiago has an extensive and impressive record as a competitor athlete, medaling in many of the most prestigious tournaments in Brazilian jiu-jitsu as well as numerous additional medals in smaller IBJJF and local tournaments.  Some of his more recent accomplishments include:

    • 🥇2022 IBJJF Atlanta Spring International Open
    • 🥇2022 IBJJF Atlanta Spring International (Open)
    • 🥈2022 IBJJF Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship
    • 🥉2022 IBJJF Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Open)
    • 🥇2022 IBJJF Charleston International Open
    • 🥈2022 IBJJF Charleston International Open (Open)
    • 🥇2022 IBJJF Charleston NoGi International Open
    • 🥉2022 IBJJF Charleston NoGi International Open (Open)
    • 🥇2022 IBJJF Indianapolis International Open
    • 🥇2022 IBJJF Indianapolis International Open (Open)
    • 🥇2022 IBJJF Indianapolis NoGi International Open
    • 🥈2022 IBJJF Indianapolis NoGi International Open (Open)
    • 🥇2021 IBJJF International Master
    • 🥉 2021 IBJJF World Master
    • 🥇 2021 IBJJF Charlotte International Open
    • 🥉 2021 IBJJF Charlotte International Open (Open)
    • 🥈 2020 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship
    • 🥉2020 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Open)
    • 🥈2020 IBJJF Oklahoma City International Open
    • 🥉2020 IBJJF Oklahoma City International Open (Open)
    • 🥇2019 IBJJF Washington D.C. Spring International Open
    • 🥇2019 IBJJF American National Championship
    • 🥈2019 IBJJF American National Championship (Open)
    • 🥈2019 IBJJF American National No-Gi Championship
    • 🥇2019 IBJJF American National No-Gi Championship (Open)
    • 🥇2019 IBJJF Washington D.C. Summer International Open
    • 🥈2019 IBJJF Washington D.C. Summer International Open (Open)
    • 🥉2019 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship
    • 🥇2019 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship (Open)
    • 🥉2018 IBJJF Pan Championship
    • 🥇2018 IBJJF Pan Championship (Open)
    • 🥈2018 IBJJF Washington D.C. Spring International Open
    • 🥇2018 IBJJF Washington D.C. Spring International Open (Open)
    • 🥇2018 IBJJF Washington D.C. Summer International Open
    • 🥇2018 IBJJF Washington D.C. Summer International Open (Open)
    • 🥇2018 IBJJF Washington D.C. No-Gi Summer International Open
    • 🥈2018 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship
    • 🥇2016 IBJJF Pan Championship
    • 🥇2016 IBJJF Los Angeles BJJ Pro Championship
    • 🥉2016 IBJJF Los Angeles BJJ Pro Championship (Open)
    • 🥈2016 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship
    • 🥇2015 Campeonato Brasileiro de Jiu-Jitsu
    • 🥈2015 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship
    • 🥇2014 Campeonato Brasileiro de Jiu-Jitsu
    • 🥈2014 Campeonato Brasileiro de Jiu-Jitsu (Open)
    • 🥈2014 IBJJF American National Championship
    • 🥉2014 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship
    • 🥉2013 IBJJF Rio International Open Championship
    • 🥉2013 Manaus International Open
    • 🥉2013 Manaus International Open (Open)
    • 🥇2013 IBJJF Master International Jiu-Jitsu Championship
    • 🥈2012 Las Vegas International Open
    • 🥉2012 Las Vegas International Open (Open)
    • 🥈2011 Rio International Open
    • 🥇2011 Campeonato Sul-Americano de Jiu-Jitsu
    • 🥉2011 Campeonato Sul-Americano de Jiu-Jitsu (Open)
    • 🥉2010 Campeonato Brasileiro – 2a Semana

As head instructor at Gracie Barra Stafford, Professor Thiago brings with him 20+ years of teaching experience and his extensive competition record as a champion fighter and world-class athlete.  Under his leadership and direction, Gracie Barra Stafford is able to offer the best Brazilian jiu-jitsu training available in Virginia.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos GracieReyson Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Henrique Machado > Thiago Reinaldo