Multiple-time IBJJF European Champion Thalyta Silva has just decided to leave Dream Art and has signed a two-year contract to represent Fratres Jiu-Jitsu instead. Silva is actually one of the most successful competitors to come out of Dream Art in recent years and she’s been right at the top of the middleweight division for quite some time now. It’ll be interesting to see if the move to Fratres Jiu-Jitsu proves to be what was needed to push over the edge to becoming an IBJJF world champion for the very first time, or if it’s just a temporary move in her career.
Silva was promoted to black belt back in April 2021 and it wasn’t long before she joined Dream Art, ready to take her competitive career to the next level. Silva first won an IBJJF European Championship back in 2022 when she beat Erin Johnson to claim gold in the middleweight division. She was riding a wave of success leading up to the 2022 IBJJF World Championship and she made it all the way to the final of her division, only falling to Andressa Cintra in the final.
When she returned to compete at the European Championship in 2023, she was coming in as one of the favourites in the division this time around as a result of her performances in the year before. Silva made good on that promise and dominated the division once again, earning another gold medal at the 2023 IBJJF European Championship. Although Thalyta Silva has done very well since moving to Dream Art, she announced the news that she was going to represent Fratres Jiu-Jitsu moving forward in an interview with FloGrappling:
“I’ve decided to make this move for professional reasons. Daniel [Affini] and Fratres had shown me a different type of professionalism, especially with brown and black belts which are often left on their own depending on the team.”
Daniel Affini is a second degree BJJ black belt and one of the founders of Fratres Jiu-Jitsu, who works as guidance for the competition team. Silva’s training will be done with the support of Wellington Sebastiao and the very successful Rider Zuchi.