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:

    • 🥉 2021 IBJJF World Master (Black Belt) – 3rd Place
    • 🥇 2021 IBJJF Charlotte International Open (Black Belt) – 1st Place
    • 🥉 2021 IBJJF Charlotte International Open (Black Belt, Open Class) – 3rd Place
    • 🥈 2020 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Black Belt) – 2nd Place
    • 🥉2020 IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Black Belt, Open Class) – 3rd Place
    • 🥈2020 IBJJF Oklahoma City International Open (Black Belt) – 2nd Place
    • 🥉2020 IBJJF Oklahoma City International Open (Black Belt, Open Class) – 3rd Place
    • 🥇2019 IBJJF Washington D.C. Spring International Open (Black Belt) – 1st Place
    • 🥇2019 IBJJF American National Championship (Black Belt) – 1st Place
    • 🥈2019 IBJJF American National Championship (Black Belt, Open Class) – 2nd Place
    • 🥈2019 IBJJF American National No-Gi Championship (Black Belt) – 2nd Place
    • 🥇2019 IBJJF American National No-Gi Championship (Black Belt, Open Class) – 1st Place
    • 🥇2019 IBJJF Washington D.C. Summer International Open (Black Belt) – 1st Place
    • 🥈2019 IBJJF Washington D.C. Summer International Open (Black Belt, Open Class) – 2nd Place
    • 🥉2019 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship (Black Belt) – 3rd Place
    • 🥇2019 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship (Black Belt, Open Class) – 1st Place
    • 🥉2018 IBJJF Pan Championship (Black Belt) – 3rd Place
    • 🥇2018 IBJJF Pan Championship (Black Belt, Open Class) –1st Place
    • 🥈2018 IBJJF Washington D.C. Spring International Open (Black Belt) – 2nd Place
    • 🥇2018 IBJJF Washington D.C. Spring International Open (Black Belt, Open Class) – 1st Place
    • 🥇2018 IBJJF Washington D.C. Summer International Open (Black Belt) – 1st Place
    • 🥇2018 IBJJF Washington D.C. Summer International Open (Black Belt, Open Class) – 1st Place
    • 🥇2018 IBJJF Washington D.C. No-Gi Summer International Open (Black Belt) – 1st Place
    • 🥈2018 IBJJF Pan No-Gi Championship (Black Belt) – 2nd Place
    • 🥇2016 IBJJF Pan Championship (Black Belt) – 1st Place
    • 🥇2016 IBJJF Los Angeles BJJ Pro Championship (Black Belt) – 1st Place
    • 🥉2016 IBJJF Los Angeles BJJ Pro Championship (Black Belt, Open Class) – 3rd Place
    • 🥈2016 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (Black Belt) – 2nd Place
    • 🥇2015 Campeonato Brasileiro de Jiu-Jitsu (Black Belt) – 1st Place
    • 🥈2015 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (Black Belt) – 2nd Place
    • 🥇2014 Campeonato Brasileiro de Jiu-Jitsu (Black Belt) – 1st Place
    • 🥈2014 Campeonato Brasileiro de Jiu-Jitsu (Black Belt, Open Class) – 2nd Place
    • 🥈2014 IBJJF American National Championship (Black Belt) – 2nd Place
    • 🥉2014 IBJJF World No-Gi Championship (Black Belt) – 3rd Place
    • 🥉2013 IBJJF Rio International Open Championship (Black Belt) – 3rd Place
    • 🥉2013 Manaus International Open (Black Belt) – 3rd Place
    • 🥉2013 Manaus International Open (Black Belt, Open Class) – 3rd Place
    • 🥇2013 IBJJF Master International Jiu-Jitsu Championship (Black Belt) – 1st Place
    • 🥈2012 Las Vegas International Open (Black Belt) – 2nd Place
    • 🥉2012 Las Vegas International Open (Black Belt, Open Class) – 3rd Place
    • 🥈2011 Rio International Open (Black Belt) – 2nd Place
    • 🥇2011 Campeonato Sul-Americano de Jiu-Jitsu (Black Belt) – 1st Place
    • 🥉2011 Campeonato Sul-Americano de Jiu-Jitsu (Black Belt, Open Class) – 3rd Place
    • 🥉2010 Campeonato Brasileiro – 2a Semana (Black Belt) – 3rd Place

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