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.

Throwback moment "GRATITUDE IS EVERYTHING" am I right professor @sideco80 ??? @cffcmma #belt #renzograciejiujitsu #renzogracie #renzograciephilly #danielgracieteam #philly #philadelphia

Throwback moment "GRATITUDE IS EVERYTHING" am I right professor @sideco80 ??? @cffcmma #belt #renzograciejiujitsu #renzogracie #renzograciephilly #danielgracieteam #philly #philadelphia

What a especial day at @renzograciephilly no words can describe , thank you @cffcmma  @cffcdevon @burtwatson4real crew and @julieoo77 and the @semper_fi_mma crew , MAY 20th at @2300arena WE ARE GONNA BRING THE HOUSE DOWN WITH @_s_brady AND @wilcox185 !! #MMA #CFFC #2300arena #phillyfighters #philly #philadelphia #pa #mmalifestyle #mmafighters

What a especial day at @renzograciephilly no words can describe , thank you @cffcmma @cffcdevon @burtwatson4real crew and @julieoo77 and the @semper_fi_mma crew , MAY 20th at @2300arena WE ARE GONNA BRING THE HOUSE DOWN WITH @_s_brady AND @wilcox185 !! #MMA #CFFC #2300arena #phillyfighters #philly #philadelphia #pa #mmalifestyle #mmafighters

I think @rgfa approved @tarzancr class , lol lol

I think @rgfa approved @tarzancr class , lol lol

#advancedcryotherapy is here at @renzograciephilly who is gonna get freezed!!! #cryotherapy #freeze #freezing

#advancedcryotherapy is here at @renzograciephilly who is gonna get freezed!!! #cryotherapy #freeze #freezing

Thank you @prime360photography for the pic #renzograciemmateam practice at @rgfa every Tue and Fri at 10 am #mma #fighters #renzograciefighters #renzogracieteam #fightteam brooklynfighters

Thank you @prime360photography for the pic #renzograciemmateam practice at @rgfa every Tue and Fri at 10 am #mma #fighters #renzograciefighters #renzogracieteam #fightteam brooklynfighters

@renzograciephilly #weneverstop #brazilianjiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsulifestyle #renzogracieteam #renzograciephilly #danielgracieteam #philadelphia #philly

@renzograciephilly #weneverstop #brazilianjiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsulifestyle #renzogracieteam #renzograciephilly #danielgracieteam #philadelphia #philly

@renzograciephilly @danielgracie #danielgracieteam #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam #brazilianjiujitsulifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu #

@renzograciephilly @danielgracie #danielgracieteam #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam #brazilianjiujitsulifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu #

Remember ,they are gonna be here tomorrow, sat at open mat, be ready to freeze on!!! The best price for @renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam #advancedcryotherapy is for real and they are #mobile they go to our door!!

Remember ,they are gonna be here tomorrow, sat at open mat, be ready to freeze on!!! The best price for @renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam #advancedcryotherapy is for real and they are #mobile they go to our door!!

@rgfa crew, this Sat 11am class will be run by #submissionspecialist @onechampionship fighter @tarzancr , be there and don't miss this opportunity of training with one of best in the game!!! #renzograciebrooklyn #brooklyn #brooklynbjj #renzograciemmateam #jiujitsu #bjj #brazilianjiujitsulifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu #costarica #ufc #cffc #onefc #tarzan #tarzansexton

@rgfa crew, this Sat 11am class will be run by #submissionspecialist @onechampionship fighter @tarzancr , be there and don't miss this opportunity of training with one of best in the game!!! #renzograciebrooklyn #brooklyn #brooklynbjj #renzograciemmateam #jiujitsu #bjj #brazilianjiujitsulifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu #costarica #ufc #cffc #onefc #tarzan #tarzansexton

Attention @rgfa crew, this Sat I will be in philly for shutting down some footage for @cffcmma at @renzograciephilly for the show at @2300arena  where @wilcox185 and @_s_brady go to war May 20th!! YOU GUYS WILL BE LUCKY TO HAVE CLASSES WITH MY STUDENT AND BLACKBELT AND SUBMISSION SPECIALIST @onechampionship FIGHTER @tarzancr , Ariel accomplish in one of his fights one of the best submissions of the history of #MMA , make sure to be there at 11am!! #renzogracieteam #renzograciefighters #renzograciemmateam #fighters #brooklynbjj #brooklyn #renzograciebrooklyn

Attention @rgfa crew, this Sat I will be in philly for shutting down some footage for @cffcmma at @renzograciephilly for the show at @2300arena where @wilcox185 and @_s_brady go to war May 20th!! YOU GUYS WILL BE LUCKY TO HAVE CLASSES WITH MY STUDENT AND BLACKBELT AND SUBMISSION SPECIALIST @onechampionship FIGHTER @tarzancr , Ariel accomplish in one of his fights one of the best submissions of the history of #MMA , make sure to be there at 11am!! #renzogracieteam #renzograciefighters #renzograciemmateam #fighters #brooklynbjj #brooklyn #renzograciebrooklyn

No words!! @rgfa #mma practice!!! #renzograciemmateam #fightteam #renzogracieteam #renzograciefighters #fighters

No words!! @rgfa #mma practice!!! #renzograciemmateam #fightteam #renzogracieteam #renzograciefighters #fighters

#renzograciemmateam @rgfa

#renzograciemmateam @rgfa

#renzograciemmateam in action!!! @rgfa every Tue and Fri at 10 am #mma #fighters #renzograciefighters #renzogracieteam #fightteam brooklynfighters

#renzograciemmateam in action!!! @rgfa every Tue and Fri at 10 am #mma #fighters #renzograciefighters #renzogracieteam #fightteam brooklynfighters

@rgfa @renzograciephilly @danielgracie @renzograciebjj #jiujitsu #MMA #jiujitsulifestyle #brooklyn #brooklynbjj #realjiujitsu #realblackbelts #brazilianjiujitsulifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu

@rgfa @renzograciephilly @danielgracie @renzograciebjj #jiujitsu #MMA #jiujitsulifestyle #brooklyn #brooklynbjj #realjiujitsu #realblackbelts #brazilianjiujitsulifestyle #brazilianjiujitsu

The #camlbeforethestorm , A #calmaria antes da #tempestade  @rgfa #morning class!! 6:30am with me Tue and Fri and professor @daisuke_yamaji the other days!! #brooklynbjj #brooklyn #jiujitsulifestyle #jiujitsu #MMA

The #camlbeforethestorm , A #calmaria antes da #tempestade @rgfa #morning class!! 6:30am with me Tue and Fri and professor @daisuke_yamaji the other days!! #brooklynbjj #brooklyn #jiujitsulifestyle #jiujitsu #MMA

Good morning #pilāocafé , see you guys at 6:30 @rgfa #earlybirds #brazilianjiujitsu crew!! #graciejiujitsu #BJJ #MMA #jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #brooklyn #brooklynbjj

Good morning #pilāocafé , see you guys at 6:30 @rgfa #earlybirds #brazilianjiujitsu crew!! #graciejiujitsu #BJJ #MMA #jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #brooklyn #brooklynbjj

#renzograciemmateam don't forget, tomorrow 10am #mma practice at @rgfa , every #renzogracie team fighters are invited!!! See you on the mats #brooklynbjj #mates M #renzogracieteam #bjj #jiujitsu #mmalifestyle #weareready

#renzograciemmateam don't forget, tomorrow 10am #mma practice at @rgfa , every #renzogracie team fighters are invited!!! See you on the mats #brooklynbjj #mates M #renzogracieteam #bjj #jiujitsu #mmalifestyle #weareready

GUESS WHO IS BACKKKKK??? @horchermma is a beast and when the time comes, be ready for #fireworks #renzograciephilly @renzograciephilly #mma #ufc @ufc @ufcfightpass @ufcnewsalerts #weareready @cffcmma

GUESS WHO IS BACKKKKK??? @horchermma is a beast and when the time comes, be ready for #fireworks #renzograciephilly @renzograciephilly #mma #ufc @ufc @ufcfightpass @ufcnewsalerts #weareready @cffcmma

@renzograciephilly #brazilianjiujitsu #mixedmartialarts #wrestling #boxing #philadelphiafights #philly #philadelphia #mma @cffc @ufc @bellatormma @wsofglobal @kingofthecage

@renzograciephilly #brazilianjiujitsu #mixedmartialarts #wrestling #boxing #philadelphiafights #philly #philadelphia #mma @cffc @ufc @bellatormma @wsofglobal @kingofthecage

@renzograciephilly night #brazilianjiujitsu class 6:30pm

@renzograciephilly night #brazilianjiujitsu class 6:30pm