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.

Guess what???? Another one for @patricksabatini_mma !! @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @mpr_mma !! @seanshelby , he is ready for you!! @ufc @danawhite

Guess what???? Another one for @patricksabatini_mma !! @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @mpr_mma !! @seanshelby , he is ready for you!! @ufc @danawhite

Having fun is the best way to learn!! @rgfa #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciebjj #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #brooklynjiujitsu #renzograciegreenpoint #newyork #NYC #nycjiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie

Having fun is the best way to learn!! @rgfa #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciebjj #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #brooklynjiujitsu #renzograciegreenpoint #newyork #NYC #nycjiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie

@rgfa  #saturday  class @brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie #graciefamily #gracielifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu  #bjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #selfdefense #cityofbrotherlylove

@rgfa #saturday class @brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie #graciefamily #gracielifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #selfdefense #cityofbrotherlylove

Yesssss, here we go again!!! Tomorrow @patricksabatini_mma is gonna show why he is one of the best 145lb in the planet defending his @cffcmma belt. And @pliniocruzmma is coming to make a statement and shows where he belongs!! @cffcmma at the @borgataac , THATS THE PLACE TO BE TOMORROW, SAT THE 16TH!!

Yesssss, here we go again!!! Tomorrow @patricksabatini_mma is gonna show why he is one of the best 145lb in the planet defending his @cffcmma belt. And @pliniocruzmma is coming to make a statement and shows where he belongs!! @cffcmma at the @borgataac , THATS THE PLACE TO BE TOMORROW, SAT THE 16TH!!

#RyanGracie #ryangracieteam I miss celebrating our victories together!!

#RyanGracie #ryangracieteam I miss celebrating our victories together!!

My brother #russojiujitsu , my cousin #RyanGracie and me! We will keep his legacy alive forever!! Ryan Gracie 8/14/74 - 12/15/07 , missing you every day!!

My brother #russojiujitsu , my cousin #RyanGracie and me! We will keep his legacy alive forever!! Ryan Gracie 8/14/74 - 12/15/07 , missing you every day!!

10 years ago God called him to be the general  of the army of his angels!! Is still hard to believe, jus because we always gonna keep him alive in our hearts!!!! 10 anos atrás Deus o chamou pra ser o general do seu exército de anjos!! Ainda e difícil de acreditar, só por que nos mantemos ele vivo dentro dos nossos corações. @ryangraciefc @ryangracieacademy #ryangracie

10 years ago God called him to be the general of the army of his angels!! Is still hard to believe, jus because we always gonna keep him alive in our hearts!!!! 10 anos atrás Deus o chamou pra ser o general do seu exército de anjos!! Ainda e difícil de acreditar, só por que nos mantemos ele vivo dentro dos nossos corações. @ryangraciefc @ryangracieacademy #ryangracie

10 years that I being testing her patience lol!!! Happy anniversary my love @20thcenturybyhkfa

10 years that I being testing her patience lol!!! Happy anniversary my love @20thcenturybyhkfa

#greatness is #accomplished with #hardwork , THIS CREW KNOWS THAT!!! @rgfa 11am class!! #jiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #renzograciebrooklyn

#greatness is #accomplished with #hardwork , THIS CREW KNOWS THAT!!! @rgfa 11am class!! #jiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #renzograciebrooklyn

On the way to teach 11am class at @rgfa , you still have time!! Join me for #brazilianjiujitsu overdose!! #bjj #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciegreenpoint #renzograciewilliamsburgh #brooklyn #williamsburgh #greenpointny

On the way to teach 11am class at @rgfa , you still have time!! Join me for #brazilianjiujitsu overdose!! #bjj #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciegreenpoint #renzograciewilliamsburgh #brooklyn #williamsburgh #greenpointny

Remember, #MMA practice 10am, at @renzogracieacademy !! Time for #greatness is #now

Remember, #MMA practice 10am, at @renzogracieacademy !! Time for #greatness is #now

Seriously, WE ARE SO FORTUNATE!!! @renzograciephilly #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie #graciefamily #gracielifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu  #bjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #selfdefense #cityofbrotherlylove

Seriously, WE ARE SO FORTUNATE!!! @renzograciephilly #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie #graciefamily #gracielifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #selfdefense #cityofbrotherlylove

Techno Jiujitsu LOL!! @renzograciephilly #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie #graciefamily #gracielifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu  #bjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #selfdefense #cityofbrotherlylove

Techno Jiujitsu LOL!! @renzograciephilly #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie #graciefamily #gracielifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #selfdefense #cityofbrotherlylove

No Bla bla bla bla bla!!! We are training here, 10x 5min rounds!! @eefc.mma @eefc.john @renzograciephilly #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie #graciefamily #gracielifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu  #bjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #selfdefense #cityofbrotherlylove

No Bla bla bla bla bla!!! We are training here, 10x 5min rounds!! @eefc.mma @eefc.john @renzograciephilly #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie #graciefamily #gracielifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #selfdefense #cityofbrotherlylove

Great morning class, keep it up @renzograciephilly crew!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie #graciefamily #gracielifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu  #bjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #selfdefense #cityofbrotherlylove

Great morning class, keep it up @renzograciephilly crew!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie #graciefamily #gracielifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #selfdefense #cityofbrotherlylove

@renzograciephilly is just getting better!!! brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie #graciefamily #gracielifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu  #bjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #selfdefense #cityofbrotherlylove

@renzograciephilly is just getting better!!! brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie #graciefamily #gracielifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #selfdefense #cityofbrotherlylove

@renzograciephilly is just getting better!!! brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie #graciefamily #gracielifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu  #bjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #selfdefense #cityofbrotherlylove

@renzograciephilly is just getting better!!! brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie #graciefamily #gracielifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #selfdefense #cityofbrotherlylove

Donât forget, Dec 17th 11am at @renzograciephilly , our end of the year celebration belt ceremony!! After we will go watch the #eagles at the @islaverdephilly , corner of American st and Lehigh ave!!

Donât forget, Dec 17th 11am at @renzograciephilly , our end of the year celebration belt ceremony!! After we will go watch the #eagles at the @islaverdephilly , corner of American st and Lehigh ave!!

#mma practice at our home @renzograciephilly #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie #graciefamily #gracielifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu  #bjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #selfdefense #cityofbrotherlylove

#mma practice at our home @renzograciephilly #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie #graciefamily #gracielifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #selfdefense #cityofbrotherlylove

#Sunday #funday class, 6pm every Sunday at @renzograciephilly !!!!!!!!#brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie #graciefamily #gracielifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu  #bjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #selfdefense #cityofbrotherlylove

#Sunday #funday class, 6pm every Sunday at @renzograciephilly !!!!!!!!#brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #renzograciejiujitsu @danielgracie #graciefamily #gracielifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #antibullying #kidsjiujitsu #selfdefense #cityofbrotherlylove