Jonathan Thomas Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age, & More!
Who Is Jonathan Thomas?
Jonathan Thomas is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Romero Cavalcanti and Lucas Lepri, and he has trained extensively with Rubens Charles and Rodrigo Vaghi. While Thomas was competing in the lower ranks he gained international attention after numerous wins at the IBJJF World and Pan American Championships. He has continued to compete successfully as a black belt as well as coach for the Swedish grappling academy.
He is often referred to as Jon Thomas, and goes by the nickname “Macarrao”, which means spaghetti in Portuguese and is used to describe his lankiness and flexibility. The current association in which he trains and teaches is Valhalla Jiu Jitsu.
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How Old Is Jonathan Thomas?
Born on August 25, 1986, Jonathan Thomas is 35 years old.
Jonathan Thomas’s Family
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Currently there is no information available on the family of Jonathan Thomas.
How Much Is Jonathan Thomas Worth?
There is not a current estimate of the net worth of Jonathan Thomas.
How Tall Is Jonathan Thomas?
Information on the height of Jonathan Thomas is not available at this time.
How Much Does Jonathan Thomas Weigh?
Jonathan Thomas competes in the 70 kg division, or 154.5 pounds.
More About Jonathan Thomas
Jonathan Thomas was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He was interested in martial arts from a young age, starting his training at a local club named Goshin Jitsu which was a discipline focused in self defense. The club also offered judo classes, which ultimately introduced Thomas into competition.
In his teenage years Jonathan came across a tape of the very first UFC where he watched Royce Gracie dominate much bigger opponents. This made a huge impact on Thomas and he began buying Jiu Jitsu books and implementing the technique into his judo. After some time of studying Jiu Jitsu through reading, Thomas joined a local grappling club in St. Louis that was led by Rodrigo Vaghi; one of Rickson Gracie’s most well known students.
He became very successful very quickly, and started competing at the local level under Vaghi. During this time he was also working on his degree in mathematics. He quickly claimed fame on the national stage, earning the titles of IBJJF World and Pan Champions at blue and purple belt numerous times between 2007-2009. Be won the IBJJF Pan and American Championships once again at brown belt in 2011.
After obtaining his degree he put a pause on his career in mathematics to pursue the chance to train with Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles in Atlanta, Georgia at the Alliance Headquarters. He spent 2 years training in Atlanta before he finally decided to try out the professional workplace and took a job in Washington DC to work in the satellite industry. During his time in DC he continued his Jiu Jitsu training with Ryan Hall.
His work in the professional sector was extremely rewarding as he often found himself giving briefings to high ranking military officers, but ultimately his passion for Jiu Jitsu took precedence and he quit his job to return to Atlanta and continue his training with Cobrinha. Cobrinha soon moved to Los Angeles, and Thomas was then taught by Lucas Lepri and Master Romero Cavalcanti, from which he received his black belt in 2013.
All while working full time, competing at the highest levels, and training, Thomas found time to make regular trips to Europe to lead BJJ workshops. During one of his trips he was invited to become a full time coach at Valhalla Jiu Jitsu. He took the position and left his career in the rocket building industry.
Thomas often equates his degree in mathematics to the way his mind works, as he takes a very analytical approach to studying and teaching Jiu Jitsu. He prides himself around film study, intelligent training habits, and optimizing improvement by training in smaller groups with less experienced partners.
Jonathan Thomas’s Record
As a black belt Thomas’s main achievements are as follows:
- IBJJF Miami Spring Open Champion (2017)
- IBJJF Atlanta Open Champion (2014)
- IBJJF Paris Open Champion (2016)
- IBJJF Poznan Open Champion (2016)
- IBJJF Munich Open Champion (2016)
- IBJJF Boca Raton Open Champion (2015)
As a colored belt:
- IBJJF World Champion (2009 purple, 2011 brown)
- IBJJF Pan Champion (2007 blue, 2009 purple, 2011 brown)
His professional record stands at 15-5.
Who Did Jonathan Thomas Lose To?
Jonathan Thomas has lost to Marcio Andre, Leo Saggioro x2, Gabriel Marangoni, and Gianni Grippo.
Jonathan Thomas Injuries
There are no documented injuries for Jonathan Thomas at this time.
Is Jonathan Thomas Retired?
No, Jonathan Thomas is currently coaching at Valhalla Jiu Jitsu, a Swedish grappling academy.
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