Thiago Brito

Thiago Brito

Thiago Cintra Vieira Brito was born on May 20, 1992, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His father, Celso Brito, introduced him to martial arts at a young age, sparking his deep passion for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He achieved a black belt under Roberto Godoi at the Godoi Jiu Jitsu Club gym.

Brito embarked on his Jiu-Jitsu journey in 2004 at the age of 12, training at a local martial arts school in his neighborhood, Pompeia.

In 2005, the family moved to Monte Verde, in the state of Minas Gerais, where Brito honed his skills and clinched over 40 championships, including FPJJ regional tournaments. He also secured a second-place win in the Brazilian Nationals as a juvenile. It was during this time that he found inspiration in the renowned professional fighter, Wilson Reis.

At 17, Brito returned to Sao Paulo with the aspiration of becoming a black belt professional fighter. He dedicated himself to full-time training at the G13 Headquarters under Head Coach Roberto Godoi. In 2013, he was awarded his black belt by his father, Celso Brito, and his Sensei, Roberto Godoi.

In 2016, Brito, with the support of Wilson, relocated to Philadelphia to pursue his career as a coach and professional fighter. Since then, he has participated in numerous tournaments, including achieving victory at Fight to Win twice, a Kasai Pro Championship, and securing several IBJJF medals.

Throughout his journey, Brito has had the privilege of learning from esteemed figures such as Roberto Godoi, Charles Duende, Rodrigo Ribeiro, Renato Teixeira, as well as influential names in the USA like Jared Weiner from BJJ United and Jonathan “JT” Torres. He remains an active competitor in high-level tournaments, in addition to his role as a Professor at Beacon Mixed Martial Arts and the Jiu-Jitsu Head Coach at Tristate Kick Boxing, where he imparts his knowledge to both children and adults. Brito aims to be a positive role model and show that anything is possible with determination and dedication. For more information on private sessions and seminars, please email






•IBJJF Boston OPEN 2019 




•IBJJF New Orleans OPEN 2020

•IBJJF New Orleans OPEN 2020

•IBJJF Miami OPEN 2021

•IBJJF Atlanta OPEN 2023 

•IBJJF New Jersey OPEN 2024 

•IBJJF American Nationals No Gi 2019 

•CBJJ Brazilian nationals  2009




•IBJJF Detroit OPEN 2021

•IBJJF Denver OPEN 2022

•IBJJF Atlanta OPEN 2023 

•IBJJF Pans 2024

•CBJJ Sul Brasileiro 2013   

•CBJJ São Paulo OPEN 2011

Comments (25)

  • Connor Reply

    Great role model and teacher

    June 26, 2024 at 3:37 pm
  • CJep Reply

    been working with Prof Thiago for +6yrs, his enthusiasm for Jiu Jitsu is infectious


    June 26, 2024 at 3:45 pm
  • Josh B. Reply

    Great Professor, Amazing man! Blessed know and learn from Thiago!

    June 26, 2024 at 3:47 pm
  • Fernando Gadelha Reply

    Congratulations Thiago Brito, incredible journey !

    June 26, 2024 at 4:06 pm
  • Gabriel Reply

    This fighter is a warrior! Fight with your heart! Total admiration! God bless you champion!!!

    June 26, 2024 at 4:06 pm
  • Uelber guri Reply

    Acompanho o professor Thiago Brito desde criança! Um atleta incrível e uma qualidade técnica que impressiona !!! Sou fã!!! Faz um trabalho nos estados unidos incrível

    June 26, 2024 at 4:08 pm
  • AllDayJonRay Reply

    I escaped Profesor Thiago’s back control for just long enough to read this article. Parabens Profesor. Honored to share the mats with you.

    June 26, 2024 at 4:08 pm
  • Jairo Santos Reply

    Casca-grossa de primeira!!! Oss🥋👊🏾

    June 26, 2024 at 4:22 pm
  • Danielly Reply

    Best professor we have 👏🏻🙌🏻

    June 26, 2024 at 4:23 pm
  • Nilson Lucci Reply

    Atleta de alto Nível!!

    June 26, 2024 at 4:34 pm
  • Renato Reply


    June 26, 2024 at 5:05 pm

    Thiago is ones of the best players in the game in his division 🔥🏆🥋

    June 26, 2024 at 5:15 pm
  • Luiz Henrique Reply

    Great person and great martial artist! Incredible jiu-jitsu high level skills. Exceptional jiu-jitsu sensei.

    June 26, 2024 at 5:18 pm
  • G13 BJJ - V. das Belezas Reply

    Great teacher , person and athlete.

    June 26, 2024 at 6:18 pm
  • Beatriz Reply

    Thiago é um atleta focado dedicado merecedor de tudo q ja conquistou e merece muito mais inclusive ser campeão mundial
    Como professor é um profissional exemplar , responsável muito técnico
    didático excelente professor!
    Parabéns Thi

    June 26, 2024 at 6:35 pm
  • Kasaun Tramel Reply

    It has been a great experience learning from Thiago for the last 6 years. Amazing teacher and competitor.

    June 26, 2024 at 7:32 pm
  • Carol Reply

    Great BJJ teacher and an amazing person! I loved the highlights videos, choke lab is sick!!

    June 26, 2024 at 8:35 pm
  • Joe Reply

    Thiagos a great teacher and a great athlete. He’s constantly studying new positions and evolving his game. His life revolves around bjj. If he isn’t teaching he’s training. If he’s not training he’s watching old/new fights. It’s Exciting to watch him work! Oss

    June 27, 2024 at 3:48 am
  • Rachael Reply

    Incredible competitor and an even better human! Role model doesn’t seem large enough for the impact he leaves on his students. Thanks Choke Lab for highlighting one of the best!

    June 27, 2024 at 10:54 am
  • oscarnao77 Reply

    Training with professor Thiago has been an incredible journey. Not only his expertise in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques is unparalleled, what truly sets him apart is the dedication to teaching invaluable life lessons. His guidance has not only made me a better martial artist but also a more resilient and mindful person. Thank you professor for your unwavering support and looking forward to many more years of training under you! Oss

    June 27, 2024 at 11:45 am
  • Jolsimar Nogueira de Aquino Reply

    Muito bom professor e atleta

    June 27, 2024 at 2:35 pm
  • Jeff Reply

    Outstanding instructor an excellent role model for kids and adults. Teaches more than just the techniques on the Matt but teaches you how to apply lessons learned in life.

    June 27, 2024 at 11:04 pm
    • Scarface Reply

      Thiago is one of the best in game! Keep ur eyes on him

      June 29, 2024 at 3:47 pm
  • Antonio Arruda Reply

    Congratulations Thiago, you have deserved it.

    June 28, 2024 at 12:38 pm
  • Luis Fernando Reply

    Um excelente professor e amigo
    Lutou muito para aprender toda essa bagagem que hj está disseminando a todos seus alunos e amigos. Já tive o prazer de ver esse guerreiro em combate, no tatame em monte verde acredito que foi aonde o sonho já tinha se tornado realidade. E hj está apenas nos mostrando o resultado parabens. Oss !🙏🏽

    June 29, 2024 at 2:34 pm

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