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.

That's how we started our Monday. We are right here, we are not going anywhere!! Fun morning #brazilianjiujitsu class follow by great #mma practice!! be here next one!! Tomorrow, 11am no GI follow by #MMA sparring! @renzogracie philly @renzograciephilly #jiujitsu #bjj #philly #philadelphia #fitness

That's how we started our Monday. We are right here, we are not going anywhere!! Fun morning #brazilianjiujitsu class follow by great #mma practice!! be here next one!! Tomorrow, 11am no GI follow by #MMA sparring! @renzogracie philly @renzograciephilly #jiujitsu #bjj #philly #philadelphia #fitness

This passed two weeks I was proud of you guys @renzograciephilly.The attendance in every class was amazing!! Let's keep it up this week to, I will see all you guys on the mat!! #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #mma #jiujitsu #gentleart #kidsprogram #kidsjiujitsu #philly #philadelphia #renzograciephilly

This passed two weeks I was proud of you guys @renzograciephilly.The attendance in every class was amazing!! Let's keep it up this week to, I will see all you guys on the mat!! #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #mma #jiujitsu #gentleart #kidsprogram #kidsjiujitsu #philly #philadelphia #renzograciephilly

Let's keep the great training going @renzograciephilly first class tomorrow at 11:00 AM . I will be in all week. Check the schedule and come train with me, so I can take your game to the "REAL ANOTHER LEVEL!!!!! Let's keep it real!! #brazilianjiujitsu #mma #muaythai #selfdefense #kidsjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam #philly #philadelphia

Let's keep the great training going @renzograciephilly first class tomorrow at 11:00 AM . I will be in all week. Check the schedule and come train with me, so I can take your game to the "REAL ANOTHER LEVEL!!!!! Let's keep it real!! #brazilianjiujitsu #mma #muaythai #selfdefense #kidsjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam #philly #philadelphia

I got my Black belt in 1995, explain me how there are black belts that started to train on that same year and have as many degrees as me on there belts??? Hahahahaha, just putting out there!!

I got my Black belt in 1995, explain me how there are black belts that started to train on that same year and have as many degrees as me on there belts??? Hahahahaha, just putting out there!!

I could not be in better company!! @20thcenturybyhkfa !! #brooklynbridge #nyc #manhattan #funtime

I could not be in better company!! @20thcenturybyhkfa !! #brooklynbridge #nyc #manhattan #funtime

This is the new @graciemagazine the intervew with my cousin @ralphgracie , don't miss this one, get yours. The bottom picture was taking in #Japan #PrideBushido  @rodrigogracie , ME, @ralphgracie @renzograciebjj @riliongracie . Like Renzo always say, FIGHTING IS THE BEST THING MAN CAN HAVE ON HIS SOUL!! #graciejiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #MMA #philly #Philadelphia #renzogracieteam #badass #renzograciephilly #renzograciephillyteam #selfdefense #kidsbjj #respect

This is the new @graciemagazine the intervew with my cousin @ralphgracie , don't miss this one, get yours. The bottom picture was taking in #Japan #PrideBushido @rodrigogracie , ME, @ralphgracie @renzograciebjj @riliongracie . Like Renzo always say, FIGHTING IS THE BEST THING MAN CAN HAVE ON HIS SOUL!! #graciejiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #MMA #philly #Philadelphia #renzogracieteam #badass #renzograciephilly #renzograciephillyteam #selfdefense #kidsbjj #respect

@verastk here at @renzograciephilly Veras is one of the best striking coaches in the #MMA game today. Inbox me for Seminars and privets. Don't miss the opportunity to take your game to the next level!

@verastk here at @renzograciephilly Veras is one of the best striking coaches in the #MMA game today. Inbox me for Seminars and privets. Don't miss the opportunity to take your game to the next level!

Heading to #philly from JFK with these guys!! @renzograciephilly , @verastk will be in the house!! Auuuuuuuuu!!! A caminho da #Philadelphia #philly com esses caras!! Veras chegou, finalmente!!

Heading to #philly from JFK with these guys!! @renzograciephilly , @verastk will be in the house!! Auuuuuuuuu!!! A caminho da #Philadelphia #philly com esses caras!! Veras chegou, finalmente!!

Just one more good night of pure #jiujitsu  at @renzograciephilly . #brazilianjiujitsu #phillyjiujitsu #philadelphiajiujitsu #kidsjiujitsu #mma #bjj #realblackbelts #philly #philadelphia #phillyfit #fitness #getfit #healthy #weighloss #havingfun

Just one more good night of pure #jiujitsu at @renzograciephilly . #brazilianjiujitsu #phillyjiujitsu #philadelphiajiujitsu #kidsjiujitsu #mma #bjj #realblackbelts #philly #philadelphia #phillyfit #fitness #getfit #healthy #weighloss #havingfun

What great quality of training here, @renzograciephilly our home!! @felderpaul @sideco80 @julieoo77 @jjajoute @_s_brady @ryancafaromma @psabba13 @nightynightwhite @andiwawro @drewpuzon @rudeboy_rell7 @jjrendeiro @bigcrook62

What great quality of training here, @renzograciephilly our home!! @felderpaul @sideco80 @julieoo77 @jjajoute @_s_brady @ryancafaromma @psabba13 @nightynightwhite @andiwawro @drewpuzon @rudeboy_rell7 @jjrendeiro @bigcrook62

Yes, we are here to stay!! Great Monday night training @renzograciephilly crew!! #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam #philly #philadelphia #brazilianjiujitsu #brazilian #bjj #graciejiujitsu #phillybjj #phillymma #phillybrazilianjiujitsu #MMA #weareheretostay #renzograciephillyfamily #renzograciephilly

Yes, we are here to stay!! Great Monday night training @renzograciephilly crew!! #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam #philly #philadelphia #brazilianjiujitsu #brazilian #bjj #graciejiujitsu #phillybjj #phillymma #phillybrazilianjiujitsu #MMA #weareheretostay #renzograciephillyfamily #renzograciephilly

What a good Monday of training, great #bjj GI class follow by #MMA  team practice!! @renzograciephilly crew is here to help the #irishdragon @felderpaul for his fight at @ufc on May 29th. Watch it!! @superdwrestling @_s_brady @wilcox185 @rudeboy_rell7  @andiwawro @justinhaskell @nightynightwhite @richard.bender.35

What a good Monday of training, great #bjj GI class follow by #MMA team practice!! @renzograciephilly crew is here to help the #irishdragon @felderpaul for his fight at @ufc on May 29th. Watch it!! @superdwrestling @_s_brady @wilcox185 @rudeboy_rell7 @andiwawro @justinhaskell @nightynightwhite @richard.bender.35

WOW!! We did it again!! Our team in Massachusetts had 5 fights and we got 100% again, 5 wins!! I am so proud of all you guys. @junikohanover @junikohyannis @sytboston

WOW!! We did it again!! Our team in Massachusetts had 5 fights and we got 100% again, 5 wins!! I am so proud of all you guys. @junikohanover @junikohyannis @sytboston

You want to know who is your worst enemy? Look in the mirror!! IF EVERYDAY YOU PUSH YOURSELF OVER THE LIMIT YOU REACHED THE DAY BEFORE,  YOU WILL BEAT THAT ENEMY!! I GUARANTEE!!

You want to know who is your worst enemy? Look in the mirror!! IF EVERYDAY YOU PUSH YOURSELF OVER THE LIMIT YOU REACHED THE DAY BEFORE, YOU WILL BEAT THAT ENEMY!! I GUARANTEE!!

And this is what's happening!! May 18th @verastk will be here and ready to take @renzograciephilly to another level!! Be here and be part of #greatness #mma #muaythai #brasil #respect #graciejiujitsu #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam

And this is what's happening!! May 18th @verastk will be here and ready to take @renzograciephilly to another level!! Be here and be part of #greatness #mma #muaythai #brasil #respect #graciejiujitsu #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam

Yesssss,I am very proud. @jonnytheriot @sideco80 @khal_adrian , our future champions are #PRESENT  #CHAMPIONS !!! Bring your kids to join this crew. The Renzo Gracie Philly KIDS CREW is waiting for you!! Who ever you know that have kids and live in #philly #philadelphia or area, let them know how much fun we are having here. #kidsbjj #kidsfitness #antibullying  #confidense #respect #selfdefense #disipline #BRAZILIANJIUJITSU #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam #weareallone #proud

Yesssss,I am very proud. @jonnytheriot @sideco80 @khal_adrian , our future champions are #PRESENT #CHAMPIONS !!! Bring your kids to join this crew. The Renzo Gracie Philly KIDS CREW is waiting for you!! Who ever you know that have kids and live in #philly #philadelphia or area, let them know how much fun we are having here. #kidsbjj #kidsfitness #antibullying #confidense #respect #selfdefense #disipline #BRAZILIANJIUJITSU #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam #weareallone #proud

thank you @jdaniels22  and @csnphilly for visiting @renzograciephilly and doing a intervew with the #irishdragon @felderpaul . Let's try to bring the @ufc back  to #philly #philadelphia @danawhiteufc @seanshelby @ufcnation

thank you @jdaniels22 and @csnphilly for visiting @renzograciephilly and doing a intervew with the #irishdragon @felderpaul . Let's try to bring the @ufc back to #philly #philadelphia @danawhiteufc @seanshelby @ufcnation

Having fun in the best place in the world!! @renzogracieacademy @renzograciebjj  @robhaydak @jaredflashgordon @drewpuzon

Having fun in the best place in the world!! @renzogracieacademy @renzograciebjj @robhaydak @jaredflashgordon @drewpuzon

Yes, we are here!! What a great class. The @renzograciephilly family all on the mats!! #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #graciejiujitsu #jiujitsu #philadelphia #philly

Yes, we are here!! What a great class. The @renzograciephilly family all on the mats!! #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #graciejiujitsu #jiujitsu #philadelphia #philly

Saturday night, are you having fun?? Us to, this is how we have fun!! May 29th the #irishdragon @felderpaul is bringing another fight of the night home!! @_s_brady @superdwrestling @ufcnewsalerts @ufcfightpass @ufcnation @danawhiteufc @ufc @ufc

Saturday night, are you having fun?? Us to, this is how we have fun!! May 29th the #irishdragon @felderpaul is bringing another fight of the night home!! @_s_brady @superdwrestling @ufcnewsalerts @ufcfightpass @ufcnation @danawhiteufc @ufc @ufc