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.

Having fun in the best place in the world!! @renzogracieacademy @renzograciebjj  @robhaydak @jaredflashgordon @drewpuzon

Having fun in the best place in the world!! @renzogracieacademy @renzograciebjj @robhaydak @jaredflashgordon @drewpuzon

Yes, we are here!! What a great class. The @renzograciephilly family all on the mats!! #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #graciejiujitsu #jiujitsu #philadelphia #philly

Yes, we are here!! What a great class. The @renzograciephilly family all on the mats!! #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #graciejiujitsu #jiujitsu #philadelphia #philly

Saturday night, are you having fun?? Us to, this is how we have fun!! May 29th the #irishdragon @felderpaul is bringing another fight of the night home!! @_s_brady @superdwrestling @ufcnewsalerts @ufcfightpass @ufcnation @danawhiteufc @ufc @ufc

Saturday night, are you having fun?? Us to, this is how we have fun!! May 29th the #irishdragon @felderpaul is bringing another fight of the night home!! @_s_brady @superdwrestling @ufcnewsalerts @ufcfightpass @ufcnation @danawhiteufc @ufc @ufc

I am very exited for this new phase of @renzograciephilly . I always wanted to have someone with a high level MMA striking knowledge to help me with the #philly crew . Now, I'm not only having one of the best in the business to do it, but one of the best human being  you can find!! @verastk  is gonna change the #philadelphia #MMA scene, is not gonna be the same. BE READY FOR GREATNESS #renzograciephilly #RenzoGracieTeam Veras will be here on May 18th!!

I am very exited for this new phase of @renzograciephilly . I always wanted to have someone with a high level MMA striking knowledge to help me with the #philly crew . Now, I'm not only having one of the best in the business to do it, but one of the best human being you can find!! @verastk is gonna change the #philadelphia #MMA scene, is not gonna be the same. BE READY FOR GREATNESS #renzograciephilly #RenzoGracieTeam Veras will be here on May 18th!!

Ok now. Here is what's happening with @renzograciephilly !! MAY 18th, My big friend @verastk is joining our coaching staff, and I can't describe how happy I am to bring this level of striking knowledge  to our team! VERAS JUST GOT BACK FROM TWO WINING TRIPS,AUSTRALIA WHERE  @viscardiandrade won the @ufc and JAPAN WHERE HIS STUDENT @paulinhotebar  WON THE K1 EVENT. Francisco Veras has been training top level fighters since 2003, among the names are - Moisés âGibiâ, Eduardo Pamplona, Luiz âBanhaâ Cane, @celsinhovenicius Gabriel Miglioli, @viscardiandrade Eduardo âjamelãoâ, Vitor Viana, Rodrigo Damm, Carina Damm, Eduardo Telles, Vitor Belfort and the ex UFC champion Anderson Silva!! #PHILADELPHIA  #philly BE READY FOR GREATNESS!!!!! #graciejiujitsu  #renzogracie #renzogracieteam #renzograciephilly #porrada #ufc @cffcmma #muaythai #brazilianmuaythai

Ok now. Here is what's happening with @renzograciephilly !! MAY 18th, My big friend @verastk is joining our coaching staff, and I can't describe how happy I am to bring this level of striking knowledge to our team! VERAS JUST GOT BACK FROM TWO WINING TRIPS,AUSTRALIA WHERE @viscardiandrade won the @ufc and JAPAN WHERE HIS STUDENT @paulinhotebar WON THE K1 EVENT. Francisco Veras has been training top level fighters since 2003, among the names are - Moisés âGibiâ, Eduardo Pamplona, Luiz âBanhaâ Cane, @celsinhovenicius Gabriel Miglioli, @viscardiandrade Eduardo âjamelãoâ, Vitor Viana, Rodrigo Damm, Carina Damm, Eduardo Telles, Vitor Belfort and the ex UFC champion Anderson Silva!! #PHILADELPHIA #philly BE READY FOR GREATNESS!!!!! #graciejiujitsu #renzogracie #renzogracieteam #renzograciephilly #porrada #ufc @cffcmma #muaythai #brazilianmuaythai

Surround yourself with people on the same mission as you!!! I still can't believe it, 7 fights 7 wins  last week!! In the picture, me and Kru @markdellagrotte Celebrating @theunpredictable.1  First round KO!!

Surround yourself with people on the same mission as you!!! I still can't believe it, 7 fights 7 wins last week!! In the picture, me and Kru @markdellagrotte Celebrating @theunpredictable.1 First round KO!!

I am proud to announce another successful signing for Anger Management MMA. @richardgodoy7 , 145lb has joined our winning team of champions. Look for his upcoming US debut, but for now follow his fights throughout Brasil!! Richard will be training with me and my team at @renzograciephilly, Richard Aperte o cinto por que o foguete vai decolar!!! @ufc @cffcmma @seanshelby @danawhiteufc #graciejiujitsu #gracie #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #jiujitsulifestyle #mmalife #mma #ufc #cagefury #cagefuryfightingchampionships #porrada #fozdoiguaçu #foz #luta #renzogracieteam

I am proud to announce another successful signing for Anger Management MMA. @richardgodoy7 , 145lb has joined our winning team of champions. Look for his upcoming US debut, but for now follow his fights throughout Brasil!! Richard will be training with me and my team at @renzograciephilly, Richard Aperte o cinto por que o foguete vai decolar!!! @ufc @cffcmma @seanshelby @danawhiteufc #graciejiujitsu #gracie #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #jiujitsulifestyle #mmalife #mma #ufc #cagefury #cagefuryfightingchampionships #porrada #fozdoiguaçu #foz #luta #renzogracieteam

I never grew my beard that long, I kinda like it lol lol. Let's see for how long I will keep the patience!! #newlook #beard #jiujitsu #renzograciephilly @renzograciephilly #jiujitsulifestyle

I never grew my beard that long, I kinda like it lol lol. Let's see for how long I will keep the patience!! #newlook #beard #jiujitsu #renzograciephilly @renzograciephilly #jiujitsulifestyle

Well, I'm gonna put out there one more time ( last one) I want the smart ones to pay attention on that!! JIUJITSU IS BACK TO THE MMA GAME FULL FORCE!!! Because the mma events started to give more value to knockouts, everyone started to Lear striking technics and forgot about the GENTLE ART, now what we see is the ground game coming back in a full circle!! I am just putting out there. YOU BETTER PUT YOUR GI ON AND START TO DO SOME JIUJITSU, or what you are gonna see is new upcoming Jiujitsu fighters finishing fights back and forth!! THE ADVICE IS OUT THERE!! BELIEVE IT OR NOT, BUT DON'T TELL ME I DIDN'T SAY IT, HAHAHAHAHA. @renzograciebjj #renzogracieteam #renzograciephilly

Well, I'm gonna put out there one more time ( last one) I want the smart ones to pay attention on that!! JIUJITSU IS BACK TO THE MMA GAME FULL FORCE!!! Because the mma events started to give more value to knockouts, everyone started to Lear striking technics and forgot about the GENTLE ART, now what we see is the ground game coming back in a full circle!! I am just putting out there. YOU BETTER PUT YOUR GI ON AND START TO DO SOME JIUJITSU, or what you are gonna see is new upcoming Jiujitsu fighters finishing fights back and forth!! THE ADVICE IS OUT THERE!! BELIEVE IT OR NOT, BUT DON'T TELL ME I DIDN'T SAY IT, HAHAHAHAHA. @renzograciebjj #renzogracieteam #renzograciephilly

Don't forget, April 30th I will be teaching a seminar at professor Brian's school @jbmbjj . Pack you GI on that Saturday and let's have fun!!

Don't forget, April 30th I will be teaching a seminar at professor Brian's school @jbmbjj . Pack you GI on that Saturday and let's have fun!!

WOW!!! That's what I have to say!! Is not everyday that a team go 7 -0 in one single event!! @sytboston @junikohanover @renzograciebjj team is showing there power, be ready for more #mmacomunity  @markdellagrotte @thelocolobo1 @bananac30 @danielgracie #andycote @tyson_chartier @ufc #mma #ufc #weareallone

WOW!!! That's what I have to say!! Is not everyday that a team go 7 -0 in one single event!! @sytboston @junikohanover @renzograciebjj team is showing there power, be ready for more #mmacomunity @markdellagrotte @thelocolobo1 @bananac30 @danielgracie #andycote @tyson_chartier @ufc #mma #ufc #weareallone

Só, this is What is happening at @renzograciephilly today!! Thank you @andersonfrancamt for the help, #weareallone #mma @felderpaul @ealvarezfight #ufc #renzogracieteam #renzograciephilly #muaythai #muaythailife #mmalife #bjj #graciejiujitsu #gracie @renzograciebjj #hardwork #philly #phillybjj #philadelphia #philadelphiakids #irishdragon #spintowin #realblackbelts #realbjj #wearethebest #porrada #muaythaibrasil #mmabrasil

Só, this is What is happening at @renzograciephilly today!! Thank you @andersonfrancamt for the help, #weareallone #mma @felderpaul @ealvarezfight #ufc #renzogracieteam #renzograciephilly #muaythai #muaythailife #mmalife #bjj #graciejiujitsu #gracie @renzograciebjj #hardwork #philly #phillybjj #philadelphia #philadelphiakids #irishdragon #spintowin #realblackbelts #realbjj #wearethebest #porrada #muaythaibrasil #mmabrasil

Just reminding you! @andersonfrancamt class is this Friday 12:00 pm at @renzograciephilly . Don't miss the opportunity of working with one of the top level striking  coaches in the game today!! #muaythai #muaythailife #muaythaifighter #mma #ufc #Jiujitsu #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam #bjjlifestyle #striking #renzogracie #tuf #philly #philadelphia @renzograciebjj

Just reminding you! @andersonfrancamt class is this Friday 12:00 pm at @renzograciephilly . Don't miss the opportunity of working with one of the top level striking coaches in the game today!! #muaythai #muaythailife #muaythaifighter #mma #ufc #Jiujitsu #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam #bjjlifestyle #striking #renzogracie #tuf #philly #philadelphia @renzograciebjj

Wow, this what I can called a amazing weekend!! Shared a little #Jiujitsu  with @renzogracieacademy crew and after hanged out with my cousin @renzograciebjj the @renzograciephilly boys. Next day shared a little of my #knowledge  with @serrabjjacademy crew and got to hang out with my brother @mattserrabjj , I love my team!! #realblackbelts #jiujitsulifestyle #Jiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #renzogracieteam #renzogracie #renzograciephilly #bjjlifestyle #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu

Wow, this what I can called a amazing weekend!! Shared a little #Jiujitsu with @renzogracieacademy crew and after hanged out with my cousin @renzograciebjj the @renzograciephilly boys. Next day shared a little of my #knowledge with @serrabjjacademy crew and got to hang out with my brother @mattserrabjj , I love my team!! #realblackbelts #jiujitsulifestyle #Jiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #renzogracieteam #renzogracie #renzograciephilly #bjjlifestyle #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu

Don't forget, tomorrow professor @drewpuzon will be teaching the NO GI class at @renzograciephilly , 11am starts ( NO BRAZILIAN TIME) lol. Take your #Jiujitsu to another level at #Philly's best and most friendly #martialarts school!! Come to be part of our #family . #brazilianjiujitsu #mma #philadelphia #philly #warriors #kidsbjj #kidsbjjclass #kidsjiujitsu #kidsselfdefense #antibullying #respect #focus #fitness #kidsfitness #nogi

Don't forget, tomorrow professor @drewpuzon will be teaching the NO GI class at @renzograciephilly , 11am starts ( NO BRAZILIAN TIME) lol. Take your #Jiujitsu to another level at #Philly's best and most friendly #martialarts school!! Come to be part of our #family . #brazilianjiujitsu #mma #philadelphia #philly #warriors #kidsbjj #kidsbjjclass #kidsjiujitsu #kidsselfdefense #antibullying #respect #focus #fitness #kidsfitness #nogi

THIS FRIDAY I will have the pleasure of teaching my old students , the NO GI and GI advance classes at my cousin @renzograciebjj school @renzogracieacademy . The next day on SATURDAY APRIL 2, I will be teaching a seminar at my brother @mattserrabjj school @serrabjjacademy in Long Island starting at noon! Join me for the fun!!

THIS FRIDAY I will have the pleasure of teaching my old students , the NO GI and GI advance classes at my cousin @renzograciebjj school @renzogracieacademy . The next day on SATURDAY APRIL 2, I will be teaching a seminar at my brother @mattserrabjj school @serrabjjacademy in Long Island starting at noon! Join me for the fun!!

Happy Easter everyone!! Feliz Páscoa a todos!! Hahahaha

Happy Easter everyone!! Feliz Páscoa a todos!! Hahahaha

Just reminding my crew that professor @drewpuzon will be teaching every Monday 11am GI classes and every Thursday no GI classes at @renzograciephilly , don't miss the opportunity of working with one of the top Ricardo Almeida #blackbelts and #renzogracieteam #warriors #philly #philadelphia #mma #brazilianjiujitsu

Just reminding my crew that professor @drewpuzon will be teaching every Monday 11am GI classes and every Thursday no GI classes at @renzograciephilly , don't miss the opportunity of working with one of the top Ricardo Almeida #blackbelts and #renzogracieteam #warriors #philly #philadelphia #mma #brazilianjiujitsu

Every Easter I post the same thing!! To funny to change, lol lol!! HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!

Every Easter I post the same thing!! To funny to change, lol lol!! HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!!

I would like to announce that Ricardo Almeida's Blackbelt @drewpuzon will be teaching two classes a week at @renzograciephilly , Monday GI BJJ at 11am and Thursday no GI BJJ at 11am as well!! Professor Drew is one of the top level black belts of our team and I can't wait to see the results of his  knowledge sharing with #renzograciephilly crew!! WELCOME PROFESSOR DREW!!

I would like to announce that Ricardo Almeida's Blackbelt @drewpuzon will be teaching two classes a week at @renzograciephilly , Monday GI BJJ at 11am and Thursday no GI BJJ at 11am as well!! Professor Drew is one of the top level black belts of our team and I can't wait to see the results of his knowledge sharing with #renzograciephilly crew!! WELCOME PROFESSOR DREW!!