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Thadeu Vieira

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Thadeu Vieira

Thadeu Vieira is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Master Paulo Wesley Lopes and the founder of the World BJJ Association, a team represented all over the world. Thadeu is also famed for his entrepreneur endeavours, having released “The BJJ Book” and the “20 Classic Armbars DVD”.


Thadeu Vieira in Detail

Full Name: Thadeu Alves Vieira

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos GracieHelio Gracie > Francisco Mansur > Paulo Wesley > Thadeu Vieira

Main Achievements:

  • Florida State Championships Silver Medallist (2011)
  • American Nationals Bronze Medallist (2008)
  • Dallas International Bronze Medallist (2011)

Favourite Position/Submission: Triangle

Team/Association: World BJJ Association (WBJJA)

Merchandise: The BJJ Book, 20 Classic Armbars DVD

Thadeu Vieira Biography

Thadeu Vieira was born on the 27th of April in Rio de Janeiro (Barra Mansa). He practiced Basketball and Football (soccer) when he was growing up. He found Jiu Jitsu when he was 16 years old, through his brother who really pushed him to start grappling. Thadeu’s first and only instructor was Master Paulo Wesley Lopes from the Mansur lineage; Vieira achieved the grade of black belt in 2002.

In 2005 Vieira moved to the United States, his mother had been living in the Northern Hemisphere country for a few years, and the only thing that had stopped Thadeu from moving to the US had been his Physical Education degree. A few years after achieving his degree he moved to the America where he established the World BJJ Association.

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  • Cuquito says:

    Best coach master and friend!

  • Jose Velez says:

    Great Profesor, Human Being and Jiu Jitsu Practitioner. Im proud to represent WBJJA in Puerto Rico. Thanks profesor Thadeu.

  • Matt says:

    If you want to learn BJJ efficiently and fast, he' s the man! Thanks professor Thadeu.

  • my instroctor Im proud to be in the WBJJA._

  • Stuart Jolly says:

    My family is very fortunate to have an instructor as genuine as Professor Thadeu Vieira. It was his background and lineage that brought us to train at his academy. It was his integrity as a person and teacher that inspired us to train hard, and it is his constant striving for perfection in techniques along with making sure all students strive for that same perfection that will keep us returning for the next 10+ years. Everyone should train BJJ here. No joke. You will learn more, work harder, learn to train smarter, and feel good!

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