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.

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

@renzograciephilly @ricardoalmeidabjj @eefc.mma @renzograciebjj Team together in #lasvegas , great energy as always with these crew, @ealvarezfight @mmarlonmoraes @deadlux_counterculture @mark_henry7 @eefc.john @mike_eefc @bad_mmama . We are missing @blondefighter in the pic!! @contenderseries @ufc #philly #philadelphia

@renzograciephilly @ricardoalmeidabjj @eefc.mma @renzograciebjj Team together in #lasvegas , great energy as always with these crew, @ealvarezfight @mmarlonmoraes @deadlux_counterculture @mark_henry7 @eefc.john @mike_eefc @bad_mmama . We are missing @blondefighter in the pic!! @contenderseries @ufc #philly #philadelphia

#greatness is achieved with #hardwork  @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @bad_mmama , #thetimeisnow THE TIME IS NOW!! @ufcfightpass @ufc #strawweight

#greatness is achieved with #hardwork @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @bad_mmama , #thetimeisnow THE TIME IS NOW!! @ufcfightpass @ufc #strawweight

#bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #mma community, follow @renzograciephilly and be part of the growth of this big family!!! We are building champions here and better human beings to the world!! Stay tuned and get to know everything that is happening with our team!!! #philadelphia #philly #phillymma #phillybjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #philadelphiabjj #philadelphiamma #Phillyfighters #weareallone #youareoryouarenot #buildingchampions #makingphillybetter #cityofbrotherlylove

#bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #mma community, follow @renzograciephilly and be part of the growth of this big family!!! We are building champions here and better human beings to the world!! Stay tuned and get to know everything that is happening with our team!!! #philadelphia #philly #phillymma #phillybjj #phillyfit #phillyfitness #philadelphiabjj #philadelphiamma #Phillyfighters #weareallone #youareoryouarenot #buildingchampions #makingphillybetter #cityofbrotherlylove

Don't miss this Tuesday,the first female fight of the @contenderseries . Yes, @bad_mmama is coming to make some noise!!! @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @deadlux_counterculture @danielgracie @eefc.john @mike_eefc #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam #philly #phillyfighter #philadelphia #philadelphiamma #phillymma #renzograciejiujitsu #coachnick

Don't miss this Tuesday,the first female fight of the @contenderseries . Yes, @bad_mmama is coming to make some noise!!! @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @deadlux_counterculture @danielgracie @eefc.john @mike_eefc #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam #philly #phillyfighter #philadelphia #philadelphiamma #phillymma #renzograciejiujitsu #coachnick

Yes, this kid trains with me since he was 17 years old, AND NOW HE IS THE NEW @cesmma HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, @bananac30 !!! I am so proud of you!!! I could feel that tonight was your night just by talking to you!!! No one deserve this victory more than you!! #cesmma #julianobanana #mma #ufc @ufc #newheavyweightchampion #newenglandmma @thelocolobo1 @markdellagrotte @sytboston #danielgracieteam @renzograciephilly

Yes, this kid trains with me since he was 17 years old, AND NOW HE IS THE NEW @cesmma HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, @bananac30 !!! I am so proud of you!!! I could feel that tonight was your night just by talking to you!!! No one deserve this victory more than you!! #cesmma #julianobanana #mma #ufc @ufc #newheavyweightchampion #newenglandmma @thelocolobo1 @markdellagrotte @sytboston #danielgracieteam @renzograciephilly

Great shot from @mdphotoandink from @jonavinwebb fight at @cffcmma @borgataac last Saturday!! You are the best @mdphotoandink !! @renzograciephilly #renzograciephilly @eefc.john @jbmfitbjj @rami_elite #mma #ufc @ufc #renzogracieteam #renzograciemmateam #cffc #backtothetop #spiderwebb #jonavinwebb

Great shot from @mdphotoandink from @jonavinwebb fight at @cffcmma @borgataac last Saturday!! You are the best @mdphotoandink !! @renzograciephilly #renzograciephilly @eefc.john @jbmfitbjj @rami_elite #mma #ufc @ufc #renzogracieteam #renzograciemmateam #cffc #backtothetop #spiderwebb #jonavinwebb

11am #nogi class!! Happy Birthday @gina318317 @rgfa #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciebrooklyn #brooklynbjj #brooklyn #renzograciemmateam

11am #nogi class!! Happy Birthday @gina318317 @rgfa #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciebrooklyn #brooklynbjj #brooklyn #renzograciemmateam

Be as just and enthusiastic about others victories as you are with yours, Carlos Gracie Sr.

Be as just and enthusiastic about others victories as you are with yours, Carlos Gracie Sr.

Go get that strap @bananac30 !!

Go get that strap @bananac30 !!

People talk, I like to show "RESULTS". I WILL SEE YOU GUYS TOMORROW 10AM AT @rgfa FOR #MMA PRACTICE!!! @rgfa @renzogracieacademy #coachnick @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @eefc.john @jbmfitbjj @semper_fi_mma @mpr_mma @young_ennis

People talk, I like to show "RESULTS". I WILL SEE YOU GUYS TOMORROW 10AM AT @rgfa FOR #MMA PRACTICE!!! @rgfa @renzogracieacademy #coachnick @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @eefc.john @jbmfitbjj @semper_fi_mma @mpr_mma @young_ennis

People talk, I like to show "RESULTS". I WILL SEE YOU GUYS TOMORROW 10AM AT @rgfa FOR #MMA PRACTICE!!! @rgfa @renzogracieacademy #coachnick @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @eefc.john @jbmfitbjj @semper_fi_mma @mpr_mma @young_.ennis

People talk, I like to show "RESULTS". I WILL SEE YOU GUYS TOMORROW 10AM AT @rgfa FOR #MMA PRACTICE!!! @rgfa @renzogracieacademy #coachnick @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @eefc.john @jbmfitbjj @semper_fi_mma @mpr_mma @young_.ennis