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.

Great Sunday class!! Shoutout goes to @jbooth34 that competed and won Friday and is back on the mats #Sunday , the sky is the limit!! @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 Sunday class!! Shoutout goes to @jbooth34 that competed and won Friday and is back on the mats #Sunday , the sky is the limit!! @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

We don’t stop!! @renzograciephilly Sunday class!! Shoutout for @jbooth34 that competed Friday and is back on the mats #Sunday , the sky is the limit!! #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

We don’t stop!! @renzograciephilly Sunday class!! Shoutout for @jbooth34 that competed Friday and is back on the mats #Sunday , the sky is the limit!! #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 crew, don’t forget!! We have class tonight at 6pm, plus I’m bringing the new #rashguard from @rashworldbr , $55 “CASH ONLY” , see you on the mats!! #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 crew, don’t forget!! We have class tonight at 6pm, plus I’m bringing the new #rashguard from @rashworldbr , $55 “CASH ONLY” , see you on the mats!! #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

Finally a beautiful day to go to #centralpark , what a long cold season!!

Finally a beautiful day to go to #centralpark , what a long cold season!!

Congrats to the bully, @jbooth34 on the win at Fight to Win pro last night!! @renzograciephilly and me ARE PROUD OF YOU!! now, let’s keep competing and winning!! #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

Congrats to the bully, @jbooth34 on the win at Fight to Win pro last night!! @renzograciephilly and me ARE PROUD OF YOU!! now, let’s keep competing and winning!! #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 #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciebjj #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #brooklynjiujitsu #renzograciegreenpoint #newyork #NYC #nycjiujitsu

@rgfa #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciebjj #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #brooklynjiujitsu #renzograciegreenpoint #newyork #NYC #nycjiujitsu

@rgfa #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciebjj #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #brooklynjiujitsu #renzograciegreenpoint #newyork #NYC #nycjiujitsu

@rgfa #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciebjj #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #brooklynjiujitsu #renzograciegreenpoint #newyork #NYC #nycjiujitsu

Yesssss, open guard with no hands!! The best way to build your defense and activate your hips and legs!! @rgfa #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciebjj #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #brooklynjiujitsu #renzograciegreenpoint #newyork #NYC #nycjiujitsu

Yesssss, open guard with no hands!! The best way to build your defense and activate your hips and legs!! @rgfa #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciebjj #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #brooklynjiujitsu #renzograciegreenpoint #newyork #NYC #nycjiujitsu

You still have time!! 6pm #bjj class at @rgfa

You still have time!! 6pm #bjj class at @rgfa

#Friday 11am NOGI #nogi , at @rgfa @rgfa #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciebjj #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #brooklynjiujitsu #renzograciegreenpoint #newyork #NYC #nycjiujitsu

#Friday 11am NOGI #nogi , at @rgfa @rgfa #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciebjj #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #brooklynjiujitsu #renzograciegreenpoint #newyork #NYC #nycjiujitsu

I’m back, and is time to work hard!! Be here tonight at 6pm @rgfa crew!!

I’m back, and is time to work hard!! Be here tonight at 6pm @rgfa crew!!

On the way to @rgfa for my 11:00am class, the crew better be there!! @rgfa #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciebjj #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #brooklynjiujitsu #renzograciegreenpoint #newyork #NYC #nycjiujitsu

On the way to @rgfa for my 11:00am class, the crew better be there!! @rgfa #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciebjj #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #brooklynjiujitsu #renzograciegreenpoint #newyork #NYC #nycjiujitsu

Another fight from @brasilfightleague , soon we will have the footage of all the fights, and you will see what happen on the other side of the country (Brasil)

Another fight from @brasilfightleague , soon we will have the footage of all the fights, and you will see what happen on the other side of the country (Brasil)

Ohhhh yyyeeeeaaahhh!! He is back, May 5th @jonavinwebb is gonna make some noise in #Moskow #russia this time!! @acb_mma is the show and the opponent is the though experienced Beslan Isaev , 37-9 !! Let’s get it done #jonavinwebb

Ohhhh yyyeeeeaaahhh!! He is back, May 5th @jonavinwebb is gonna make some noise in #Moskow #russia this time!! @acb_mma is the show and the opponent is the though experienced Beslan Isaev , 37-9 !! Let’s get it done #jonavinwebb

Even the fights that went to the judges score at @brasilfightleague got people out of breath!! This one was in between @jpalmeidaalves and @luisfernandoteam , can’t wait for the next one!! #mma #valetudo #brasilfighters #brazilianfighters #nortedobrasil

Even the fights that went to the judges score at @brasilfightleague got people out of breath!! This one was in between @jpalmeidaalves and @luisfernandoteam , can’t wait for the next one!! #mma #valetudo #brasilfighters #brazilianfighters #nortedobrasil

6:30pm @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

6:30pm @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

@renzograciephilly 6:30pm 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

@renzograciephilly 6:30pm 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

Plank at @renzograciephilly 6:30pm 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

Plank at @renzograciephilly 6:30pm 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

About this morning class, so nice to be back with the @renzograciephilly crew!! See you guys at 6:30pm  for #bjj class and 8pm for #nogi  #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

About this morning class, so nice to be back with the @renzograciephilly crew!! See you guys at 6:30pm for #bjj class and 8pm for #nogi #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

Even the fight that end with a decision, made people stand up on the crowd of @brasilfightleague

Even the fight that end with a decision, made people stand up on the crowd of @brasilfightleague