DANIEL

GRACIE

IKEMEN

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Daniel Gracie. Family legacy. Future champion. True warrior. For Daniel Gracie, fighting is not only a way of life, it is life. Daniel is a proud member of the Gracie family, a family whose name is synonymous with excellence, drive, ambition, competition and success. The Return of Ikemen. Two fighters. One Champion. Daniel and his network of top Black Belts around the school have opened Jiu-Jitsu academies on three continents. Click here to see the list of official Daniel Gracie academies.
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Growing up in Brazil, Daniel trained Jiu-Jitsu under his cousin Carlinhos Gracie at the family’s academy in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. The academy later moved to Barra, Rio de Janeiro where the tough training continued. Daniel received his Black Belt from Carlinhos at the age of twenty-three. While Daniel was just a Yellow Belt, he began competing in various city and state Jiu-Jitsu tournaments in 1982. Beginning in 1994, Daniel competed in the Brazilian Nationals and in the Mundials. His submission grappling career includes two events in 2003 and in 2005.
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Back in the 1997 both Renzo and Rickson Gracie traveled to fight in Japan. Their fights were so popular, that soon the Gracie Family was invited back to fight in various PRIDE events - Shock Wave, Bushido, Inoki Bom Ba Ye - the Gracie family were on some of the best PRIDE cards. Beginning in 2002, Daniel fought in four PRIDE events as a Heavyweight, winning three times. Facing Takashi Sugiura, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuhiro Nakamura and Wataru Sakata - Daniel fought against some of Japan’s top competitors, each time in an arena with well over 60,000 fans.
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Haim Gozali, a Renzo Gracie Black Belt, produced the first Mixed Martial Arts event in Israel. Haim put together a great card of PRIDE and UFC veterans and invited Daniel to step into the cage and test his skills. Daniel fought in the inaugural IFC Israel Fighting Championship in Tel Aviv, Israel. He won by Rear Naked Choke over his opponent Martin Wojcik.
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In the United States, Daniel has fought in some of Mixed Martial Arts great promotions - the Gracie Fight Championship, an event designed by Relson Gracie, the International Fight League as a Pitbull, an event where top teams pitted their best fighters against one another, and in Bellator in the premier Light Heavyweight tournament. His competitors included Wes Sims, fighting him twice to settle a grudge once in the GFC and once in the IFL, and Allan Goes in the IFL, Tim Carpenter and Duane Bastress in Light Heavyweight Tournament Bellator. Daniel has now taken his skills from the mat, the cage and ring and is creating champions in the UFC and CFFC. Click here to see more pics of Daniel’s MMA fighters.

Congrats to our hard worker @alexoliveirasjj0 on beautiful pro debut ( ARMBAR) @mantra_mma and #renzograciemmateam are proud of you!! We all know how far are you going!! #mantramma #renzogracieteam #renzograciefightacademy @rgfa @renzogracieacademy

Congrats to our hard worker @alexoliveirasjj0 on beautiful pro debut ( ARMBAR) @mantra_mma and #renzograciemmateam are proud of you!! We all know how far are you going!! #mantramma #renzogracieteam #renzograciefightacademy @rgfa @renzogracieacademy

Ohh BOY!! This one is gonna be a good one!! @cffcmma at @borgataac , Dec 16 the house is going down!! @patricksabatini_mma , @pliniocruzmma @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @eefc.john @mpr_mma #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

Ohh BOY!! This one is gonna be a good one!! @cffcmma at @borgataac , Dec 16 the house is going down!! @patricksabatini_mma , @pliniocruzmma @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @eefc.john @mpr_mma #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

WOW, 8 blackbelts in one class at @rgfa !! @tarzancr @eddie_wolverine @daisuke_yamaji @mrwill360 @rutangman84 @antnyneoguido @that_matt_kaplan

WOW, 8 blackbelts in one class at @rgfa !! @tarzancr @eddie_wolverine @daisuke_yamaji @mrwill360 @rutangman84 @antnyneoguido @that_matt_kaplan

#mma practice was awesome!!! Be here next one!! @rgfa #renzograciemmateam #renzograciemma

#mma practice was awesome!!! Be here next one!! @rgfa #renzograciemmateam #renzograciemma

The calm before the storm at @rgfa !! 10am MMA, 11am NOGI, 7pm NO GI!! Come to live the #brazilianjiujitsulifestyle #bjjlifestyle #renzogracieteam #brooklyn #williamsburg #greenpoint #longislandcity

The calm before the storm at @rgfa !! 10am MMA, 11am NOGI, 7pm NO GI!! Come to live the #brazilianjiujitsulifestyle #bjjlifestyle #renzogracieteam #brooklyn #williamsburg #greenpoint #longislandcity

Time for greatness is now!!! 10am #MMA practice, 11am #nogi , 7pm No GI , all at @rgfa , don’t miss!!

Time for greatness is now!!! 10am #MMA practice, 11am #nogi , 7pm No GI , all at @rgfa , don’t miss!!

REMEMBER “YOU ARE, OR YOU ARE NOT” come to join our “REAL” family!! Pic from tonight’s professor @sideco80 class #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

REMEMBER “YOU ARE, OR YOU ARE NOT” come to join our “REAL” family!! Pic from tonight’s professor @sideco80 class #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

This quality of training, better deal is impossible!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

This quality of training, better deal is impossible!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

Last day of @puravidabjjcamp , the rain is falling but @garrytonon is keeping the knowledge sharing!! Great camp!! Sign up for the next one. #puravidabjjcamp #puravida #costarica #costaricajiujitsu #jiujitsu #jiujitsucamp @warrenstout @stoutpgh @renzograciephilly @renzogracieacademy

Last day of @puravidabjjcamp , the rain is falling but @garrytonon is keeping the knowledge sharing!! Great camp!! Sign up for the next one. #puravidabjjcamp #puravida #costarica #costaricajiujitsu #jiujitsu #jiujitsucamp @warrenstout @stoutpgh @renzograciephilly @renzogracieacademy

@sideco80 is hungry for more!! Bring it on!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

@sideco80 is hungry for more!! Bring it on!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

Here we go again!!! @cffcmma at @borgataac , get your tickets now!!@patricksabatini_mma @pliniocruzmma will bringing the house down!! @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @mprmma

Here we go again!!! @cffcmma at @borgataac , get your tickets now!!@patricksabatini_mma @pliniocruzmma will bringing the house down!! @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @mprmma

Don’t sleep on this one!! #blackfriday #blackfridayphilly #fitnessphilly #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #bjjphilly #jiujitsu #phillybjj #mma #muaythai #renzogracie

Don’t sleep on this one!! #blackfriday #blackfridayphilly #fitnessphilly #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #bjjphilly #jiujitsu #phillybjj #mma #muaythai #renzogracie

We are so proud of professor @sideco80 performance at the @combatjjworlds , way to go #sideco !! @ufc @danawhite @seanshelby @mickmaynard2

We are so proud of professor @sideco80 performance at the @combatjjworlds , way to go #sideco !! @ufc @danawhite @seanshelby @mickmaynard2

@puravidabjjcamp second #nogi section with @garrytonon , @warrenstout @stoutpgh

@puravidabjjcamp second #nogi section with @garrytonon , @warrenstout @stoutpgh

Gi section with me and professor @warrenstout @stoutpgh , @puravidabjjcamp

Gi section with me and professor @warrenstout @stoutpgh , @puravidabjjcamp

I CAN’T  BELIVE IM DOING THAT, BUT YES, 50% OFF!!! @renzograciephilly #philadelphia #philly #phila #fishtown #cityofbrotherlylove #blackfriday #blackfridayphilly

I CAN’T BELIVE IM DOING THAT, BUT YES, 50% OFF!!! @renzograciephilly #philadelphia #philly #phila #fishtown #cityofbrotherlylove #blackfriday #blackfridayphilly

@puravidabjjcamp with @garrytonon @warrenstout @danielgracie

@puravidabjjcamp with @garrytonon @warrenstout @danielgracie

@puravidabjjcamp , @garrytonon no gi section!! Stay tune for the next one, before the winter ends!!

@puravidabjjcamp , @garrytonon no gi section!! Stay tune for the next one, before the winter ends!!

#mma all levels at @rgfa , Monday 7:30pm with Professor @tarzancr , Thursday 7:30pm with me!!

#mma all levels at @rgfa , Monday 7:30pm with Professor @tarzancr , Thursday 7:30pm with me!!

#mma all levels class!! You need a little bit of background to be part of this class, just a little!! @rgfa

#mma all levels class!! You need a little bit of background to be part of this class, just a little!! @rgfa