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.

Our family is growing everyday, and I️ just want to say how much I️ appreciate you from helping @renzograciephilly to grow that big!! #weneverstop #letskeepgrowing #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

Our family is growing everyday, and I️ just want to say how much I️ appreciate you from helping @renzograciephilly to grow that big!! #weneverstop #letskeepgrowing #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

#brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

#brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

Be ready for fireworks, Dec 16th this boy @patricksabatini_mma come to defend his @cffcmma title and keep his way up to the top!! Also that night doing the first camp with us is my friend @pliniocruzmma ,  that i being inviting for a long time to do it!! The @borgataac is gonna get small that night. @mdphotoandink you are the best, thanks for the great picture!! @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @mpr_mma #cagefuryfightingchampionships #borgata #atlanticcity #ac #mma #ufc @ufc #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam

Be ready for fireworks, Dec 16th this boy @patricksabatini_mma come to defend his @cffcmma title and keep his way up to the top!! Also that night doing the first camp with us is my friend @pliniocruzmma , that i being inviting for a long time to do it!! The @borgataac is gonna get small that night. @mdphotoandink you are the best, thanks for the great picture!! @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @mpr_mma #cagefuryfightingchampionships #borgata #atlanticcity #ac #mma #ufc @ufc #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam

Stay tuned!!! I️ can’t wait for the final result @janko.radosavljevic

Stay tuned!!! I️ can’t wait for the final result @janko.radosavljevic

I’m telling you : WATCH THIS GUY RISING UP!! @rightjetpassright , we know you are gonna get the job done!! @acb_mma @acbeurope @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @eefc.john @danielgracie #teamwork #mma #ufc #bellator @ufc @seanshelby @mickmaynard2 @danawhite

I’m telling you : WATCH THIS GUY RISING UP!! @rightjetpassright , we know you are gonna get the job done!! @acb_mma @acbeurope @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @eefc.john @danielgracie #teamwork #mma #ufc #bellator @ufc @seanshelby @mickmaynard2 @danawhite

@renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @eefc.john #mma crew did a amazing job!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

@renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @eefc.john #mma crew did a amazing job!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

#mma practice is on!!! @renzograciephilly crew is sharp!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

#mma practice is on!!! @renzograciephilly crew is sharp!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

#mma practice is on!!! @renzograciephilly crew is sharp!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

#mma practice is on!!! @renzograciephilly crew is sharp!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

You where not here?? You missed, 3 black belts in the morning class!! BE HERE TOMORROW AT 10am!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

You where not here?? You missed, 3 black belts in the morning class!! BE HERE TOMORROW AT 10am!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

You still have time to get here for 10am #bjj class at @renzograciephilly , let the fun begin!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

You still have time to get here for 10am #bjj class at @renzograciephilly , let the fun begin!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

Sunday #funday at @renzograciephilly , always a blast with this crew!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

Sunday #funday at @renzograciephilly , always a blast with this crew!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

Yes, the blue belts said thank you, hahaha!! Congrats to @kodyhamrah on a very deserved #purplebelt!! @edge_wrestling @edge_hoboken #jiujitsulifestyle #renzogracieteam @espoedge

Yes, the blue belts said thank you, hahaha!! Congrats to @kodyhamrah on a very deserved #purplebelt!! @edge_wrestling @edge_hoboken #jiujitsulifestyle #renzogracieteam @espoedge

Don’t forget, @renzograciephilly time!! #Sunday Nov 20th 6pm I️ teach a class , it’s not open mat. Mon and Tue I️ teach all the classes. Plus, don’t forget our #blackfriday deal. #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #fitness #phillyblackfriday #philadelphiablackfriday

Don’t forget, @renzograciephilly time!! #Sunday Nov 20th 6pm I️ teach a class , it’s not open mat. Mon and Tue I️ teach all the classes. Plus, don’t forget our #blackfriday deal. #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma #fitness #phillyblackfriday #philadelphiablackfriday

Congrats to our hard worker @alexoliveirasjj0 on beautiful pro debut ( ARMBAR) @mantra_mma and #renzograciemmateam are proud of you!! We all know how far are you going!! #mantramma #renzogracieteam #renzograciefightacademy @rgfa @renzogracieacademy

Congrats to our hard worker @alexoliveirasjj0 on beautiful pro debut ( ARMBAR) @mantra_mma and #renzograciemmateam are proud of you!! We all know how far are you going!! #mantramma #renzogracieteam #renzograciefightacademy @rgfa @renzogracieacademy

Ohh BOY!! This one is gonna be a good one!! @cffcmma at @borgataac , Dec 16 the house is going down!! @patricksabatini_mma , @pliniocruzmma @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @eefc.john @mpr_mma #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

Ohh BOY!! This one is gonna be a good one!! @cffcmma at @borgataac , Dec 16 the house is going down!! @patricksabatini_mma , @pliniocruzmma @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @eefc.john @mpr_mma #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

WOW, 8 blackbelts in one class at @rgfa !! @tarzancr @eddie_wolverine @daisuke_yamaji @mrwill360 @rutangman84 @antnyneoguido @that_matt_kaplan

WOW, 8 blackbelts in one class at @rgfa !! @tarzancr @eddie_wolverine @daisuke_yamaji @mrwill360 @rutangman84 @antnyneoguido @that_matt_kaplan

#mma practice was awesome!!! Be here next one!! @rgfa #renzograciemmateam #renzograciemma

#mma practice was awesome!!! Be here next one!! @rgfa #renzograciemmateam #renzograciemma

The calm before the storm at @rgfa !! 10am MMA, 11am NOGI, 7pm NO GI!! Come to live the #brazilianjiujitsulifestyle #bjjlifestyle #renzogracieteam #brooklyn #williamsburg #greenpoint #longislandcity

The calm before the storm at @rgfa !! 10am MMA, 11am NOGI, 7pm NO GI!! Come to live the #brazilianjiujitsulifestyle #bjjlifestyle #renzogracieteam #brooklyn #williamsburg #greenpoint #longislandcity

Time for greatness is now!!! 10am #MMA practice, 11am #nogi , 7pm No GI , all at @rgfa , don’t miss!!

Time for greatness is now!!! 10am #MMA practice, 11am #nogi , 7pm No GI , all at @rgfa , don’t miss!!

REMEMBER “YOU ARE, OR YOU ARE NOT” come to join our “REAL” family!! Pic from tonight’s professor @sideco80 class #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

REMEMBER “YOU ARE, OR YOU ARE NOT” come to join our “REAL” family!! Pic from tonight’s professor @sideco80 class #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma