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.

Now @renzograciephilly has early birds class!! Every Mon and Wed from 6am to 7 am . Join @walkaskings for the fun!! #earlybjj #morningbjj #morning #morningjiu-jitsu #jiujitsu #philly #philadelphia

Now @renzograciephilly has early birds class!! Every Mon and Wed from 6am to 7 am . Join @walkaskings for the fun!! #earlybjj #morningbjj #morning #morningjiu-jitsu #jiujitsu #philly #philadelphia

Good morning!!! On the way to @rgfa for morning class!!! #jiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #bjjlifestyle #bjj #mma #ufc #champion #philly #philadelphia #brooklyn #williansburg

Good morning!!! On the way to @rgfa for morning class!!! #jiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #bjjlifestyle #bjj #mma #ufc #champion #philly #philadelphia #brooklyn #williansburg

Yessss!!! Now @horchermma is a blue belt!!! After accepting a fight with 9 days notice against @kabib_nurmagomedov , with a amazing performance, this guy got into a motorcycle accident that almost tuck his life!! @horchermma god gave you another chance for a reason, and I'm glad to be part of your way back to the top!!! #jiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #bjjlifestyle #bjj #mma #ufc #champion #comeback #letsdothis

Yessss!!! Now @horchermma is a blue belt!!! After accepting a fight with 9 days notice against @kabib_nurmagomedov , with a amazing performance, this guy got into a motorcycle accident that almost tuck his life!! @horchermma god gave you another chance for a reason, and I'm glad to be part of your way back to the top!!! #jiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #bjjlifestyle #bjj #mma #ufc #champion #comeback #letsdothis

@renzograciephilly  #mma practice was great, we keep sharpening the swords!!! @wilcox185 @seanbrady @amasciocchi @jeandagladiator

@renzograciephilly #mma practice was great, we keep sharpening the swords!!! @wilcox185 @seanbrady @amasciocchi @jeandagladiator

@renzograciephilly  morning training is on #fire #bjj #bjjlifestyle #jiujitsu #renzograciephilly #philly #philadelphia

@renzograciephilly morning training is on #fire #bjj #bjjlifestyle #jiujitsu #renzograciephilly #philly #philadelphia

#renzograciephilly crew doing the morning training!!! #jiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #bjjlifestyle #bjj

#renzograciephilly crew doing the morning training!!! #jiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #bjjlifestyle #bjj

No words @alonsobjj2014 , great performance!! @bellatormma @oficialryangracieteam #mma #graciejiujitsu #jiujitsu #ryangracieteam

No words @alonsobjj2014 , great performance!! @bellatormma @oficialryangracieteam #mma #graciejiujitsu #jiujitsu #ryangracieteam

Is just the start @thiagorela , be ready for the journey!! #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciemmateam #brooklyn #brooklynbrazilianjiujitsu #bjj #armbar #mmaarmbar #cffc #ufc @cffcmma @ufc

Is just the start @thiagorela , be ready for the journey!! #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciemmateam #brooklyn #brooklynbrazilianjiujitsu #bjj #armbar #mmaarmbar #cffc #ufc @cffcmma @ufc

This Sat, dont forget, I will be at @frankiepassos school @danielgracieacademy showing some tricks and celebrating one year of this amazing place!! Be there and let's share some knowledge. See you on the mats

This Sat, dont forget, I will be at @frankiepassos school @danielgracieacademy showing some tricks and celebrating one year of this amazing place!! Be there and let's share some knowledge. See you on the mats

Auuuuuu, @thiagorela by Armbar first round!! @cffcmma @renzograciebjj @rgfa @renzograciephilly @renzogracieacademy @edge_wrestling

Auuuuuu, @thiagorela by Armbar first round!! @cffcmma @renzograciebjj @rgfa @renzograciephilly @renzogracieacademy @edge_wrestling

On the way to #AC to coach our team at @cffcmma @borgataac , be ready for #fireworks #renzograciemmateam #renzograciejiujitsu #renzogracie @renzograciebjj @renzograciephilly

On the way to #AC to coach our team at @cffcmma @borgataac , be ready for #fireworks #renzograciemmateam #renzograciejiujitsu #renzogracie @renzograciebjj @renzograciephilly

Yes!! @alonsobjj2014 made weigh and is ready for his battle tomorrow at @bellatormma against Josh Kochek , #bellator be ready for fight of the night #RyanGracie team power!! #mma #fight #renzograciemmateam #california #sanjosecalifornia

Yes!! @alonsobjj2014 made weigh and is ready for his battle tomorrow at @bellatormma against Josh Kochek , #bellator be ready for fight of the night #RyanGracie team power!! #mma #fight #renzograciemmateam #california #sanjosecalifornia

@rgfa no GI!!! Best of the best!! #graciejiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciejiujitsu #brooklynbrazilianjiujitsu #brooklyn

@rgfa no GI!!! Best of the best!! #graciejiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciejiujitsu #brooklynbrazilianjiujitsu #brooklyn

@rgfa no go class!! Always fun #brooklynbrazilianjiujitsu #brooklyn #renzograciejiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #jiujitsu

@rgfa no go class!! Always fun #brooklynbrazilianjiujitsu #brooklyn #renzograciejiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #jiujitsu

Tomorrow, @cffcmma @borgataac  these warriors are gonna be  representing @renzograciebjj team . Be there!! #renzogracieteam #renzograciemmateam @renzograciephilly @renzogracieacademy @daisuke_yamaji @thiagorela @k_richmond_ @jaredflashgordon

Tomorrow, @cffcmma @borgataac these warriors are gonna be representing @renzograciebjj team . Be there!! #renzogracieteam #renzograciemmateam @renzograciephilly @renzogracieacademy @daisuke_yamaji @thiagorela @k_richmond_ @jaredflashgordon

@rgfa future #Blackbelts

@rgfa future #Blackbelts

Here the fun begins early and goes on every class!!! #renzograciejiujitsu #brooklyn #brooklynbjj #brooklynbrazilianjiujitsu #renzograciebrooklyn

Here the fun begins early and goes on every class!!! #renzograciejiujitsu #brooklyn #brooklynbjj #brooklynbrazilianjiujitsu #renzograciebrooklyn

Different seatbelt sweep turning into paper cutter choke!! Works all the time!! Like I alway say, try it !!! #jiujitsu #renzograciebrrooklyn #graciejiujitsu #renzogracieteam #brazilianjiujitsu

Different seatbelt sweep turning into paper cutter choke!! Works all the time!! Like I alway say, try it !!! #jiujitsu #renzograciebrrooklyn #graciejiujitsu #renzogracieteam #brazilianjiujitsu

@rgfa morning #bjj class #brazilianjiujitsu #brooklyn

@rgfa morning #bjj class #brazilianjiujitsu #brooklyn

@renzograciephilly  #brazilianjiujitsu #nogi . Are you still thinking where to train in #philly #philadelphia lol ?? #philly k#philadelphiabjj #phillyfit #fitness #realjiujitsu #realblackbelts

@renzograciephilly #brazilianjiujitsu #nogi . Are you still thinking where to train in #philly #philadelphia lol ?? #philly k#philadelphiabjj #phillyfit #fitness #realjiujitsu #realblackbelts