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.

Is great to be here with this crew!! #ryangracieabcd #danielgracieteam #gracieabcd #faixaspretasdeverdade #jiujitsudeverdade #time #brasil #abcd #saocaetano #santoandre #diadema #saobernardo

Is great to be here with this crew!! #ryangracieabcd #danielgracieteam #gracieabcd #faixaspretasdeverdade #jiujitsudeverdade #time #brasil #abcd #saocaetano #santoandre #diadema #saobernardo

@celsinhovenicius trying to organize the pic at @xcoachgym I had so much fun with this crew!! Professor @celsinhovenicius tentando organizar a foto na @xcoachgym . Me diverti muito com essa galera ontem!!

@celsinhovenicius trying to organize the pic at @xcoachgym I had so much fun with this crew!! Professor @celsinhovenicius tentando organizar a foto na @xcoachgym . Me diverti muito com essa galera ontem!!

Some guys are in both pic, the difference is that now they are black belts, lol!! Alguns estão nas duas fotos, a diferença é que na segunda eles são faixas pretas, hahaha!!

Some guys are in both pic, the difference is that now they are black belts, lol!! Alguns estão nas duas fotos, a diferença é que na segunda eles são faixas pretas, hahaha!!

Nao se esqueçam, dia primeiro Sábado estarei dando um seminário na Ryan Gracie Butanta as 10h da manhã , e quero ver todos presentes!! O BOM FILHO A CASA TORNA!! @vitorfaracini @ale_faracini @oficialryangracieteam @graciepirituba @ryangracie_fan_club @ryangracie_floripa @ryangraciemogiguacu @ryangraciecarapicuiba @ryan_gracie_iguatemi @ryangracievilamaria

Nao se esqueçam, dia primeiro Sábado estarei dando um seminário na Ryan Gracie Butanta as 10h da manhã , e quero ver todos presentes!! O BOM FILHO A CASA TORNA!! @vitorfaracini @ale_faracini @oficialryangracieteam @graciepirituba @ryangracie_fan_club @ryangracie_floripa @ryangraciemogiguacu @ryangraciecarapicuiba @ryan_gracie_iguatemi @ryangracievilamaria

Its great to be back in #SaoPaulo training with this crew!! Some of them were kids when I left #Brasil , most of them are black belts today!! @celsinhovenicius  @xcoachgym #russojiujitsu

Its great to be back in #SaoPaulo training with this crew!! Some of them were kids when I left #Brasil , most of them are black belts today!! @celsinhovenicius @xcoachgym #russojiujitsu

The #angryirish face of @felderpaul Shows that he is ready!! #irishdragon #mma #ufc @ufc @_ufc_fight_night #ufcbrasilia #ufcfightnight95 #brasil @oficialryangracieteam @renzograciebjj #philly Philadelphia

The #angryirish face of @felderpaul Shows that he is ready!! #irishdragon #mma #ufc @ufc @_ufc_fight_night #ufcbrasilia #ufcfightnight95 #brasil @oficialryangracieteam @renzograciebjj #philly Philadelphia

YESSSS, WE HAVE A FIGHT TONIGHT!! @felderpaul @renzograciephilly @nickcatonemma @alwaysatm @renzograciebjj #mma #ufc @ufc #ufcbrasilia #ufcfightnight95 #mmalife #mmalifestyle #porrada #brasil #brasilia #philly #philadelphia #renzogracieteam @rgfa

YESSSS, WE HAVE A FIGHT TONIGHT!! @felderpaul @renzograciephilly @nickcatonemma @alwaysatm @renzograciebjj #mma #ufc @ufc #ufcbrasilia #ufcfightnight95 #mmalife #mmalifestyle #porrada #brasil #brasilia #philly #philadelphia #renzogracieteam @rgfa

Last warm up before we go to war at the #UFCbrasilia!! Ultimo aquecimento and de irmos pra guerra!! Obrigado ao Juliano da #GracieBarraBrasilia por ter abertos às portas para o nosso treino!! @felderpaul @alwaysatm @nickcatonemma @renzo_simoes @rgfa #mma @ufc #ufcbrasilia #ufcfightnight #ufcfightnight95 #brasil #brasilia #timetoshine #philadelphia #philly #jiujitsu #mmalife #mmalifestyle @oficialryangracieteam @ryangracie_fan_club #weare

Last warm up before we go to war at the #UFCbrasilia!! Ultimo aquecimento and de irmos pra guerra!! Obrigado ao Juliano da #GracieBarraBrasilia por ter abertos às portas para o nosso treino!! @felderpaul @alwaysatm @nickcatonemma @renzo_simoes @rgfa #mma @ufc #ufcbrasilia #ufcfightnight #ufcfightnight95 #brasil #brasilia #timetoshine #philadelphia #philly #jiujitsu #mmalife #mmalifestyle @oficialryangracieteam @ryangracie_fan_club #weare

Yes, now the #angryirish is much happier lol. @felderpaul made weight and is ready to put a show tomorrow night!! #ufcfightnight #ufcbrasil #ufcbrasilia #ufc #ufcfightnight95 @renzograciephilly @nickcatonemma @alwaysatm @rgfa @renzograciebjj #mma #jiujitsu #philly #philadelphia #timetoshine

Yes, now the #angryirish is much happier lol. @felderpaul made weight and is ready to put a show tomorrow night!! #ufcfightnight #ufcbrasil #ufcbrasilia #ufc #ufcfightnight95 @renzograciephilly @nickcatonemma @alwaysatm @rgfa @renzograciebjj #mma #jiujitsu #philly #philadelphia #timetoshine

#brasilia #ufcbrasilia , BE READY!! @felderpaul @renzograciephilly @nickcatonemma @alwaysatm #philly #phillyboy #brasil #mma #ufc @ufc @ufc_brasil @renzograciebjj @rgfa

#brasilia #ufcbrasilia , BE READY!! @felderpaul @renzograciephilly @nickcatonemma @alwaysatm #philly #phillyboy #brasil #mma #ufc @ufc @ufc_brasil @renzograciebjj @rgfa

We are ready!! #ufcbrasilia #ufc @ufc @felderpaul @nickdiaz209 @alwaysatm @renzograciephilly @rgfa @renzograciebjj #mma #showtime #fireworks #irishdragon #spintowin #phillyboy #philly #philadelphia #brasil @oficialryangracieteam #ryangracieabc

We are ready!! #ufcbrasilia #ufc @ufc @felderpaul @nickdiaz209 @alwaysatm @renzograciephilly @rgfa @renzograciebjj #mma #showtime #fireworks #irishdragon #spintowin #phillyboy #philly #philadelphia #brasil @oficialryangracieteam #ryangracieabc

Its almost #showtime @felderpaul @renzograciephilly @nickcatonemma @alwaysatm @renzograciebjj @rgfa

Its almost #showtime @felderpaul @renzograciephilly @nickcatonemma @alwaysatm @renzograciebjj @rgfa

The team is complete!! In a few days #Brasilia is gonna be small for us!! @felderpaul @phillipenover @alwaysatm @nickcatonemma @coachstrout @regiclaudiokexada @renzo_simoes !!! O time esta completo, em alguns dias Brasília vai ficar pequena para nós!!! @ufc @ufc.newss #ufcfightnight #ufcbrasilia #irishdragon #brasil #ufcbrasil #mma @renzograciephilly @rgfa

The team is complete!! In a few days #Brasilia is gonna be small for us!! @felderpaul @phillipenover @alwaysatm @nickcatonemma @coachstrout @regiclaudiokexada @renzo_simoes !!! O time esta completo, em alguns dias Brasília vai ficar pequena para nós!!! @ufc @ufc.newss #ufcfightnight #ufcbrasilia #irishdragon #brasil #ufcbrasil #mma @renzograciephilly @rgfa

Quero ver todos la!! Venham se divertir aprendendo #jiujitsu , vai ser muito bom ver todos vocês!!! #SPBJJ #saopaulojiujitsu #bjj #ryangracieteam @oficialryangracieteam @ryangracie_fan_club #graciesaopaulo #gracieabc #abcpaulista

Quero ver todos la!! Venham se divertir aprendendo #jiujitsu , vai ser muito bom ver todos vocês!!! #SPBJJ #saopaulojiujitsu #bjj #ryangracieteam @oficialryangracieteam @ryangracie_fan_club #graciesaopaulo #gracieabc #abcpaulista

Great energy!! And we are still having fun!! @felderpaul @renzograciephilly @alwaysatm @regiclaudiokexada @nickcatonemma @mvp360programs #ufc #renzogracieteam #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu @ufc #mma #mmalife #irishdragon #spintowin #philly #philadelphia

Great energy!! And we are still having fun!! @felderpaul @renzograciephilly @alwaysatm @regiclaudiokexada @nickcatonemma @mvp360programs #ufc #renzogracieteam #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu @ufc #mma #mmalife #irishdragon #spintowin #philly #philadelphia

We are still having fun!! #ufcbrasilia, be ready for #fireworks @ufc @renzograciephilly @coachstrout @felderpaul @phillipenover @regiclaudiokexada @rgfa @church_street_boxing_gym #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #renzogracieteam #ufc #ufcfightnight95 @robhaydak

We are still having fun!! #ufcbrasilia, be ready for #fireworks @ufc @renzograciephilly @coachstrout @felderpaul @phillipenover @regiclaudiokexada @rgfa @church_street_boxing_gym #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #renzogracieteam #ufc #ufcfightnight95 @robhaydak

YES, MORE #BRAZILIANCOFFEE, LOL!! @mvp360programs @phillipenover @regiclaudiokexada @coachstrout @ufc #ufcbrasilia #ufcfightnight95 #ufc @renzograciephilly @rgfa @alwaysatm @nickcatonemma #renzogracieteam

YES, MORE #BRAZILIANCOFFEE, LOL!! @mvp360programs @phillipenover @regiclaudiokexada @coachstrout @ufc #ufcbrasilia #ufcfightnight95 #ufc @renzograciephilly @rgfa @alwaysatm @nickcatonemma #renzogracieteam

@renzograciebjj team together, like always!! Drinking liters of #braziliancoffee,hahaha!! @renzograciephilly @coachstrout @phillipenover @felderpaul @regiclaudiokexada , and waiting on the arrive of @alwaysatm @nickcatonemma for the team to be complete!! @ufc @ufcmag #ufcbrasilia #ufcfightnight95 #irishdragon #spintowin #bjjlifestyle #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #greatness #champions #renzogracieteam

@renzograciebjj team together, like always!! Drinking liters of #braziliancoffee,hahaha!! @renzograciephilly @coachstrout @phillipenover @felderpaul @regiclaudiokexada , and waiting on the arrive of @alwaysatm @nickcatonemma for the team to be complete!! @ufc @ufcmag #ufcbrasilia #ufcfightnight95 #irishdragon #spintowin #bjjlifestyle #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #greatness #champions #renzogracieteam

First weight check on the official scale!! Better then expected, @felderpaul is ready and hungry ( literally) lol ,  #ufc @ufc #ufcbrasilia #realjiujitsu #grappling #nogi #wrestling #muaythai #boxing #renzograciejiujitsu  #relblackbelts #wehavefun  #cardiokickboxing #sweat #graciefamily #worldchampion #champions #greatness #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #bjjlifestyle

First weight check on the official scale!! Better then expected, @felderpaul is ready and hungry ( literally) lol , #ufc @ufc #ufcbrasilia #realjiujitsu #grappling #nogi #wrestling #muaythai #boxing #renzograciejiujitsu #relblackbelts #wehavefun #cardiokickboxing #sweat #graciefamily #worldchampion #champions #greatness #mma #jiujitsulifestyle #bjjlifestyle

Pride 21, my first #mma fight!! I had the honor of fighting the same nigh as my cousin @renzograciebjj #pridefc #priderock #prideparade

Pride 21, my first #mma fight!! I had the honor of fighting the same nigh as my cousin @renzograciebjj #pridefc #priderock #prideparade