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.

Join me at @rgfa Saturday 11am class!! #graciejiujitsu #graciefamily #realjiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciebrooklyn #renzogracieteam #brazilianjujitsu #brooklynbjj #brooklyn #williamsburg #jiujitsu

Join me at @rgfa Saturday 11am class!! #graciejiujitsu #graciefamily #realjiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciebrooklyn #renzogracieteam #brazilianjujitsu #brooklynbjj #brooklyn #williamsburg #jiujitsu

Let's do this @patricksabatini_mma , this belt is gonna go home with you, and big things are gonna come!!! @cffcmma @2300arena @renzograciephilly @mpr_mma @eefc.mma #renzogracieteam #renzograciemmateam #champion #championshipfight #philly #philadelphia #newjersey

Let's do this @patricksabatini_mma , this belt is gonna go home with you, and big things are gonna come!!! @cffcmma @2300arena @renzograciephilly @mpr_mma @eefc.mma #renzogracieteam #renzograciemmateam #champion #championshipfight #philly #philadelphia #newjersey

@renzograciephilly crew, from now on, I will be teaching a class at 6pm every Sunday!! We still have the open mat at 12pm, but if you want to train twice or you can't make it to noon, just show up at 6:00pm to have fun with me!! #renzograciephilly #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #mma #mmalifestyle #philly #philadelphia #phillybjj #philadelphiabjj #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighters

@renzograciephilly crew, from now on, I will be teaching a class at 6pm every Sunday!! We still have the open mat at 12pm, but if you want to train twice or you can't make it to noon, just show up at 6:00pm to have fun with me!! #renzograciephilly #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #mma #mmalifestyle #philly #philadelphia #phillybjj #philadelphiabjj #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighters

Always a blast to train and teach this guys!!! @rgfa

Always a blast to train and teach this guys!!! @rgfa

They are getting better!!! @rgfa morning crew!! #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciejiujitsu #knowledge #focus #comitment #renzograciebrooklyn #brooklynbjj #brooklyn #williamsburg

They are getting better!!! @rgfa morning crew!! #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciejiujitsu #knowledge #focus #comitment #renzograciebrooklyn #brooklynbjj #brooklyn #williamsburg

Good warm up drill at 6:30am competition class!! Come to have fun and take your skills to another level!! #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciefightacademy #danielgracieteam #knowledge #renzograciebrooklyn #brooklynbjj #williamsburg #williamsburgbjj #renzograciewilliamsburg #brazilianjiujitsu

Good warm up drill at 6:30am competition class!! Come to have fun and take your skills to another level!! #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciefightacademy #danielgracieteam #knowledge #renzograciebrooklyn #brooklynbjj #williamsburg #williamsburgbjj #renzograciewilliamsburg #brazilianjiujitsu

I'm proud to announce that my long time friend and training partner , the Two times WORLD CHAMPION IN #bjj and IFl and @ufc veteran @delsonpedechumbo will be teaching this Mon and Wed at @renzograciephilly !!! If you want privates, please get in touch with @cohi35 and set up yours!! THINGS ARE GREAT AND JUST GETTING BETTER!! #renzograciephilly #danielgracieteam #brazilianjiujitsu #mma #ifl #renzograciejiujitsu #jiujitsu #bjjworldchampion #graciejiujitsu #ufc #pedechumbo #delsonpedechumbo #bitabjj #riodejaneiro #philadelphia #philly

I'm proud to announce that my long time friend and training partner , the Two times WORLD CHAMPION IN #bjj and IFl and @ufc veteran @delsonpedechumbo will be teaching this Mon and Wed at @renzograciephilly !!! If you want privates, please get in touch with @cohi35 and set up yours!! THINGS ARE GREAT AND JUST GETTING BETTER!! #renzograciephilly #danielgracieteam #brazilianjiujitsu #mma #ifl #renzograciejiujitsu #jiujitsu #bjjworldchampion #graciejiujitsu #ufc #pedechumbo #delsonpedechumbo #bitabjj #riodejaneiro #philadelphia #philly

@rgfa  11am class!! #weneverstop #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciefightacademy #danielgracieteam #knowledge #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciewilliamsburg #brazilianjiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #renzograciejiujitsu

@rgfa 11am class!! #weneverstop #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciefightacademy #danielgracieteam #knowledge #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciewilliamsburg #brazilianjiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #renzograciejiujitsu

11am @rgfa #brazilianjujitsu class!! #weneverstop #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciefightacademy #danielgracieteam #knowledge #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciewilliamsburg #brazilianjiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #renzograciejiujitsu

11am @rgfa #brazilianjujitsu class!! #weneverstop #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciefightacademy #danielgracieteam #knowledge #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciewilliamsburg #brazilianjiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #renzograciejiujitsu

@rgfa 6:30am #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu class!! The best way to start your day!! #weneverstop #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciefightacademy #danielgracieteam #knowledge #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciewilliamsburg #brazilianjiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #renzograciejiujitsu

@rgfa 6:30am #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu class!! The best way to start your day!! #weneverstop #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciefightacademy #danielgracieteam #knowledge #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciewilliamsburg #brazilianjiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #renzograciejiujitsu

Who is up?? Than I will see you on the mats of @rgfa at 6:30am !!! #weneverstop #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciefightacademy #danielgracieteam #knowledge #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciewilliamsburg #brazilianjiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #renzograciejiujitsu

Who is up?? Than I will see you on the mats of @rgfa at 6:30am !!! #weneverstop #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciefightacademy #danielgracieteam #knowledge #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciewilliamsburg #brazilianjiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #renzograciejiujitsu

One more time #graciejiujitsu saves the day!!! Beautiful #armbar . @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @mike_eefc #renzogracieteam are proud of you @bad_mmama , thank you @danawhite ,@contenderseries and the  @ufc , WE WILL SEE YOU SOON!!! #danielgracieteam #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciephilly #eefc @eefc.john

One more time #graciejiujitsu saves the day!!! Beautiful #armbar . @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @mike_eefc #renzogracieteam are proud of you @bad_mmama , thank you @danawhite ,@contenderseries and the @ufc , WE WILL SEE YOU SOON!!! #danielgracieteam #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciephilly #eefc @eefc.john

No words!! After more than a year off, this was a amazing comeback!! We are proud of you @bad_mmama @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @mike_eefc #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam #danielgracieteam #renzograciejiujitsu #jiujitsu #renzograciefightacademy #brazilianjiujitsu #armbar

No words!! After more than a year off, this was a amazing comeback!! We are proud of you @bad_mmama @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @mike_eefc #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam #danielgracieteam #renzograciejiujitsu #jiujitsu #renzograciefightacademy #brazilianjiujitsu #armbar

@bad_mmama , @contenderseries @ufcfightpass , TIME TO HAVE FUN!! @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma #mma #mmalifestyle #renzograciemmateam #philly #philadelphia #phillymma #phillyfighter @deadlux_counterculture @mymanant

@bad_mmama , @contenderseries @ufcfightpass , TIME TO HAVE FUN!! @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma #mma #mmalifestyle #renzograciemmateam #philly #philadelphia #phillymma #phillyfighter @deadlux_counterculture @mymanant

Almost time!! @contenderseries @bad_mmama @ufcfightpass , time for greatness is now!! @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @eefc.john @mike_eefc @deadlux_counterculture #mma #ufc @ufc #mmalifestyle #danielgracieteam #renzograciemmateam #brazilianjiujitsu #philly #philadelphia #phillyfighters

Almost time!! @contenderseries @bad_mmama @ufcfightpass , time for greatness is now!! @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @eefc.john @mike_eefc @deadlux_counterculture #mma #ufc @ufc #mmalifestyle #danielgracieteam #renzograciemmateam #brazilianjiujitsu #philly #philadelphia #phillyfighters

Time to work!!! @bad_mmama @contenderseries @ufcfightpass

Time to work!!! @bad_mmama @contenderseries @ufcfightpass

Tune @ufcfightpass tonight and watch @bad_mmama at @contenderseries , 8pm ET!! MMA CREW, MAKE SURE ATTEMPT COACH NICK'S MMA CLASS TOMORROW at @renzograciephilly , AUGUST 16!! #danielgracieteam #coachnick #knowledge #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciemmateam #mma #philly #phillymma #philadelphia #renzograciefamily #renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @eefc.john

Tune @ufcfightpass tonight and watch @bad_mmama at @contenderseries , 8pm ET!! MMA CREW, MAKE SURE ATTEMPT COACH NICK'S MMA CLASS TOMORROW at @renzograciephilly , AUGUST 16!! #danielgracieteam #coachnick #knowledge #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciemmateam #mma #philly #phillymma #philadelphia #renzograciefamily #renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @eefc.john

Happy birthday, wherever you are on this #universe @ryangraciefc !! Feliz Aniversário aonde quer que você esteja nesse universo @ryangraciefc

Happy birthday, wherever you are on this #universe @ryangraciefc !! Feliz Aniversário aonde quer que você esteja nesse universo @ryangraciefc

Yes, @heathertheheat is back in the cage of @bellatormma on October!!! I can't wait to keep the #mmalifestyle journey going for you #heatherhardy @shihandevon #coachnick @renzograciephilly #renzograciefightacademy @rgfa #renzograciemmateam #brooklynowned #brooklynfirstlady

Yes, @heathertheheat is back in the cage of @bellatormma on October!!! I can't wait to keep the #mmalifestyle journey going for you #heatherhardy @shihandevon #coachnick @renzograciephilly #renzograciefightacademy @rgfa #renzograciemmateam #brooklynowned #brooklynfirstlady

The worse part is done!!! Time to do #homework @bad_mmama !! Don't miss tomorrow at @ufcfightpass , @contenderseries @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @deadlux_counterculture @ufc #danielgracieteam #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam #philadelphia #philly #phillymma #phillyfighters #cityofbrotherlylove #hardworkpaysoff

The worse part is done!!! Time to do #homework @bad_mmama !! Don't miss tomorrow at @ufcfightpass , @contenderseries @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @deadlux_counterculture @ufc #danielgracieteam #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam #philadelphia #philly #phillymma #phillyfighters #cityofbrotherlylove #hardworkpaysoff