ROTHWELL MMA INSTRUCTOR:
LCCT BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU BELT RANKING:
Third Degree Black under Rickson Gracie
Thiago is a 3rd degree black belt under Rickson Gracie. He started his journey in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Rickson Gracie in his early 20’s. Falling in love with the gentle art, he started competing regularly and saw the sloppy results of knockoff Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu teachings. Thiago and his brother Luiz decided to open their own academy, LCCT (Luiz Claudio Combat Team), so that they could spread Rickson Gracie’s philosophies across the USA. After over 20 years, Thiago and Luiz still train under Rickson Gracie. Thiago has taught BJJ at Rothwell MMA since 2011!
Belts are not given on a whim or bought. They are earned with a test on the fundamentals that are diligently broken down and taught. MMA fighters that utilize LCCT techniques do not win matches because of luck. They win because of the hard work, attention to detail and the years of developing a strong LCCT foundation, that Luiz created.
LCCT is a family, a support system that thrives off of one anothers accomplishments. If you are looking for a home, then you are welcomed onto their mats. This is a growing family, with hundreds of people practicing LCCT techniques in 15 academies across the country.