Full Name:

Chico Santiago


 Black Belt

Black Belt



Main Achievements/Successes:

Camp Lejeune mcsss triathlon Champ x3
Marine Corps super-squad winner x2
Ruckus in the cage heavy weight Champion x4(MMA)
First Navy, Marine Corps martial arts black belt

Purple Belt-

  • Naga Worlds NJ Ch belt
  • IBJJF Atlanta x2 gold

Brown Belt-

  • IBJJF Chicago Gold
  • Rio de Janeiro Open
  • IBJJF Chicago Bronze
  • Projitsu Gold

Favorite Position/Technique:

Side control and guard.

Any choke I can get you in.

Most memorable fight:

First Chicago open , it was a great atmosphere. Had our two professors Hannette and Andre guiding me on the mats . The Brazil 021 family cheering me on It was the perfect situation which propelled me to gold.



I spent 23 years in the U.S. Navy. I began to fight MMA and learn jiu-jitsu in 2000. Later I decided to retire from MMA and concentrate on Jiu-Jitsu full time. I then opened the Combat Club and was fortunate to have our school be accepted in to the Brazil 021 family.