My name is Thiago Reinaldo, I am a teacher and athlete at Gracie Barra Amazonas in Brazil, I’m a black belt under Sensei Henrique Machado.
I started training Jiu-Jitsu in the 90s and my interest in Jiu-Jitsu began after seeing Royce Gracie fighting at the UFC and since then I had a great desire to learn Jiu-Jitsu.
However in 1997 was when I really started in Jiu-Jitsu, a friend who trained swimming invited me to see the gym where he trained Jiu Jitsu, I started training there and since then I never stopped with Jiu-Jitsu.
Thanks to Jiu-Jitsu I have visited great places, seen different cultures and also made many great friends, I have traveled through most of my country and many other countries around the world.
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Reyson Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Henrique Machado > Thiago Reinaldo