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.

Somewhere in #CostaRica with @warrenstout driving to #sanjosecr . Tomorrow I want to see everyone at my seminar @maurosergiobjj BJJ school!! #puravidabjjcamp #costaricabjj #costaricajiujitsu #costaricamma #ryangracieteam #renzogracieteam @stoutpgh

Somewhere in #CostaRica with @warrenstout driving to #sanjosecr . Tomorrow I want to see everyone at my seminar @maurosergiobjj BJJ school!! #puravidabjjcamp #costaricabjj #costaricajiujitsu #costaricamma #ryangracieteam #renzogracieteam @stoutpgh

#puravidabjjcamp , not bad!! Make sure to sign up for the next one!! #CostaRica #bjj #bjjcamp #CR #jiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsucamp @warrenstout @stoutpgh @rgfa @renzograciephilly @renzogracieacademy #renzogracieteam

#puravidabjjcamp , not bad!! Make sure to sign up for the next one!! #CostaRica #bjj #bjjcamp #CR #jiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsucamp @warrenstout @stoutpgh @rgfa @renzograciephilly @renzogracieacademy #renzogracieteam

This os gonna be a good one!!! @rgfa get your tickets with professor @daisuke_yamaji and let's have fun that night. Feb 18th @cffcmma at the @borgataac #renzogracieteam #renzograciefightacademy #graciejiujitsu #mma #cffc #ufc #jiujitsu #japan #japanese #japanesefighter #japanesecomunity

This os gonna be a good one!!! @rgfa get your tickets with professor @daisuke_yamaji and let's have fun that night. Feb 18th @cffcmma at the @borgataac #renzogracieteam #renzograciefightacademy #graciejiujitsu #mma #cffc #ufc #jiujitsu #japan #japanese #japanesefighter #japanesecomunity

After a #great #puravidabjjcamp with @warrenstout Its time to come to #sanjosecr and join my seminar at @maurosergiobjj school!! The fun is 100% guaranteed!! #CostaRicaBjj #CRBJJ #CostaRica #costaricað¨ð· #jiujitsubrasileño

After a #great #puravidabjjcamp with @warrenstout Its time to come to #sanjosecr and join my seminar at @maurosergiobjj school!! The fun is 100% guaranteed!! #CostaRicaBjj #CRBJJ #CostaRica #costaricað¨ð· #jiujitsubrasileño

What are you waiting for to be part of this family??? @renzograciephilly #family #renzograciephilly #graciejiujitsu #mma #bjj #philadelphia #philly #phillyfit @sideco80 @cohi35

What are you waiting for to be part of this family??? @renzograciephilly #family #renzograciephilly #graciejiujitsu #mma #bjj #philadelphia #philly #phillyfit @sideco80 @cohi35

@renzograciephilly is the place to be in #Philadelphia #philly !great to see  Andy Rhoades and #ufc fighter @neil_magny170  visiting our school. Both students of my brother @amal_easton , you and any of Amal students are welcome to visit at anytime!! Thank you #legend @burtwatson4real for checking on @k_richmond_ wile he gets ready for his upcoming fight at @cffcmma Feb 18th at the @borgataac  #brazilianjiujitsu #mma #graciejiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj

@renzograciephilly is the place to be in #Philadelphia #philly !great to see Andy Rhoades and #ufc fighter @neil_magny170 visiting our school. Both students of my brother @amal_easton , you and any of Amal students are welcome to visit at anytime!! Thank you #legend @burtwatson4real for checking on @k_richmond_ wile he gets ready for his upcoming fight at @cffcmma Feb 18th at the @borgataac #brazilianjiujitsu #mma #graciejiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj

#CostaRica I want see everyone in there!! #costarica quiero a ver todos alli!! #maurosergiobjj  @maurosergiobjj  #jiujitsucostarica #costaricajiujitsu

#CostaRica I want see everyone in there!! #costarica quiero a ver todos alli!! #maurosergiobjj @maurosergiobjj #jiujitsucostarica #costaricajiujitsu

Guys, it's official!! @daisuke_yamaji  will be fighting Feb 18th at @cffcmma at the @borgataac . It's time for  @rgfa to get together and go watch professor #DAISUKE'S comeback!! THE GAME IS ON, GET YOUR TIKETS NOW!! #renzogracieteam @renzo graciebjj #renzograciemma #renzograciefightacademy #mma #brooklynmma #japan #japanese #nycjapanese #NYJAPAN #japanesecomunity

Guys, it's official!! @daisuke_yamaji will be fighting Feb 18th at @cffcmma at the @borgataac . It's time for @rgfa to get together and go watch professor #DAISUKE'S comeback!! THE GAME IS ON, GET YOUR TIKETS NOW!! #renzogracieteam @renzo graciebjj #renzograciemma #renzograciefightacademy #mma #brooklynmma #japan #japanese #nycjapanese #NYJAPAN #japanesecomunity

Don't forget to sign up with prof @sideco80 or @cohi35 for this one!! @elidrissialaa is gonna open you take down game with his knowledge !! come to @renzograciephilly be part of history!! #judo #judothrow #judolifestyle #judoformma #judoforjiujitsu

Don't forget to sign up with prof @sideco80 or @cohi35 for this one!! @elidrissialaa is gonna open you take down game with his knowledge !! come to @renzograciephilly be part of history!! #judo #judothrow #judolifestyle #judoformma #judoforjiujitsu

A good teacher has to understand your body limitations, so he can build your game and explore your potential !! Is being a great camp so far!! #puravidabjjcamp #jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #bjj #jiujitsulife #graciejiujitsu thank you for the pic @kk_condon

A good teacher has to understand your body limitations, so he can build your game and explore your potential !! Is being a great camp so far!! #puravidabjjcamp #jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #bjj #jiujitsulife #graciejiujitsu thank you for the pic @kk_condon

Hahahaha, that's totally how I feel!!! #brazilianjiujitsu #Jiujitsu #BJJ #graciejiujitsu #renzograciephilly #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciefightacademy #bjjlifestyle #mma #greenpointbrooklyn

Hahahaha, that's totally how I feel!!! #brazilianjiujitsu #Jiujitsu #BJJ #graciejiujitsu #renzograciephilly #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciefightacademy #bjjlifestyle #mma #greenpointbrooklyn

When I say "BE READY FOR WHAT WE ARE BULDING HERE" I mean it, 100%!!! @rgfa #graciejiujitsu #greenpointbrooklyn #martialarts #mma #renzogracieteam #renzograciemma #renzograciebrooklyn #bjjlifestyle #ufc #cffc @cffcmma @ufc @bellatormma @renzograciephilly

When I say "BE READY FOR WHAT WE ARE BULDING HERE" I mean it, 100%!!! @rgfa #graciejiujitsu #greenpointbrooklyn #martialarts #mma #renzogracieteam #renzograciemma #renzograciebrooklyn #bjjlifestyle #ufc #cffc @cffcmma @ufc @bellatormma @renzograciephilly

Great day and  night of classes!! Tomorrow, don't forget the #mma practice at 10am, @rgfa , all #RenzoGracieTeam is invited!! Time for #greatness is #now !!
#graciejiujitsu #bjjlifestyle #mma #martialarts #ufc #cffc @cffcmma @ufc

Great day and night of classes!! Tomorrow, don't forget the #mma practice at 10am, @rgfa , all #RenzoGracieTeam is invited!! Time for #greatness is #now !! #graciejiujitsu #bjjlifestyle #mma #martialarts #ufc #cffc @cffcmma @ufc

#jiujitsulifestyle the best life style you can have!! @rgfa #brooklyn #graciejiujitsu #martialarts #mma #bjjlifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #greenpoint #greenpointbrooklyn

#jiujitsulifestyle the best life style you can have!! @rgfa #brooklyn #graciejiujitsu #martialarts #mma #bjjlifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #greenpoint #greenpointbrooklyn

What a productive day at @rgfa , great #brazilianjiujitsu training , a lot of #improvement . And after I got to help @daisuke_yamaji  with some tips!! Feb 18th @cffcmma @borgataac , make sure you be there for Daisuke's comeback to the #MMA scene!! #graciejiujitsu #martialarts #bjjlifestyle #japan #japanese

What a productive day at @rgfa , great #brazilianjiujitsu training , a lot of #improvement . And after I got to help @daisuke_yamaji with some tips!! Feb 18th @cffcmma @borgataac , make sure you be there for Daisuke's comeback to the #MMA scene!! #graciejiujitsu #martialarts #bjjlifestyle #japan #japanese

@rgfa #renzograciebrooklyn #jiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #bjjlifestyle #mma ##martialarts #brazilianjiujitsu #fitness #getinshape doing #jiujitsulifestyle

@rgfa #renzograciebrooklyn #jiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #bjjlifestyle #mma ##martialarts #brazilianjiujitsu #fitness #getinshape doing #jiujitsulifestyle

@renzograciephilly , what are we waiting to joining our group??? #Jiujitsu #MMA #Phillyjiujitsu #phladelphiabjj #bjjlifestyle #bjj #greatpeople #philly #philadelphia #fitness #phillyfit #kidsjiujitsu #kidsbjj #antibullying

@renzograciephilly , what are we waiting to joining our group??? #Jiujitsu #MMA #Phillyjiujitsu #phladelphiabjj #bjjlifestyle #bjj #greatpeople #philly #philadelphia #fitness #phillyfit #kidsjiujitsu #kidsbjj #antibullying

Put it together, #goodpeople, #goodenergy, #talent, #focus, #hardwork #brazilianjiujitsu and we have @renzograciephilly and @rgfa , #philly #philadelphia #fishtown_philly #fishtown #martialarts #mma #graciejiujitsu

Put it together, #goodpeople, #goodenergy, #talent, #focus, #hardwork #brazilianjiujitsu and we have @renzograciephilly and @rgfa , #philly #philadelphia #fishtown_philly #fishtown #martialarts #mma #graciejiujitsu

@renzograciephilly ,,where are you at??? #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #bjj #graciejiujitsu #philly #philadelphia

@renzograciephilly ,,where are you at??? #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #bjj #graciejiujitsu #philly #philadelphia

In a little, the mats of @renzograciephilly are gonna be #hot . Join me every Wednesday for all #renzograciephilly classes!! Starting at 10am . #philadelphia #philly come to start a new journey, the #jiujitsulifestyle #journey . I will see you on the mats!! #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #graciejiujitsu #fitness #selfdefense #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #kidsbjj #confidence #mma #martialarts #fishtown #fishtown_philly #getinshape

In a little, the mats of @renzograciephilly are gonna be #hot . Join me every Wednesday for all #renzograciephilly classes!! Starting at 10am . #philadelphia #philly come to start a new journey, the #jiujitsulifestyle #journey . I will see you on the mats!! #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #graciejiujitsu #fitness #selfdefense #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #kidsbjj #confidence #mma #martialarts #fishtown #fishtown_philly #getinshape