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.

I know I should have kept  all the medals that I earned along my #jiujitsu #journey , but the ones i have, give me amazing memories!! 2 times world champion, 1 time Pan Am champion, 4 times world silver medalist, 5 times Brazilian champion, 6 times Rio de Janeiro city champion, 8 times Rio De Janeiro Estate champion. Definitely being a competitor made me a better teacher and coach!!! Experience is priceless!! @renzograciephilly @rgfa @renzogracieacademy @renzograciebjj

I know I should have kept all the medals that I earned along my #jiujitsu #journey , but the ones i have, give me amazing memories!! 2 times world champion, 1 time Pan Am champion, 4 times world silver medalist, 5 times Brazilian champion, 6 times Rio de Janeiro city champion, 8 times Rio De Janeiro Estate champion. Definitely being a competitor made me a better teacher and coach!!! Experience is priceless!! @renzograciephilly @rgfa @renzogracieacademy @renzograciebjj

The #irishdragon @felderpaul working at home @renzograciephilly with @ryancafaromma . He is getting back to work soon. Stay tuned

The #irishdragon @felderpaul working at home @renzograciephilly with @ryancafaromma . He is getting back to work soon. Stay tuned

No words, only  who knows will understand!! Sem palavras, só os que sabem entenderam!! @ralphgracie @carlosgraciejr @renzograciebjj #realjiujitsu #realblackbelts #brotherhood #barradatijuca #childhood #realfighters #realteam #imissthistime

No words, only who knows will understand!! Sem palavras, só os que sabem entenderam!! @ralphgracie @carlosgraciejr @renzograciebjj #realjiujitsu #realblackbelts #brotherhood #barradatijuca #childhood #realfighters #realteam #imissthistime

I will be back to teaching at @rgfa  @renzogracieacademy I want to see you on the mats! Contact me immediately to schedule your private #BJJ #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsu classes.

I will be back to teaching at @rgfa @renzogracieacademy I want to see you on the mats! Contact me immediately to schedule your private #BJJ #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsu classes.

We are here, we are ready!! Come to have fun with us at @renzograciephilly  #philadelphia #philly #phillybjj #phillysupportphilly #phillyfitness #brazilianjiujitsu #selfdefense #MMA #ufc #cffc @ufc @cffcmma

We are here, we are ready!! Come to have fun with us at @renzograciephilly #philadelphia #philly #phillybjj #phillysupportphilly #phillyfitness #brazilianjiujitsu #selfdefense #MMA #ufc #cffc @ufc @cffcmma

We are building champions! @renzograciephilly a dedicated kids program with teachers, instructors and professors who care about the students! Classes are three times per week, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 6. Join our family today and benefit from Gracie Jiu-Jitsu! We are offering a special deal for families - stop in to learn more!!!! Plenty on free on street parking!!!!

We are building champions! @renzograciephilly a dedicated kids program with teachers, instructors and professors who care about the students! Classes are three times per week, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 6. Join our family today and benefit from Gracie Jiu-Jitsu! We are offering a special deal for families - stop in to learn more!!!! Plenty on free on street parking!!!!

Pure true!! I'm lucky to be surrounded by good friends my whole life, lol lol @renzograciephilly

Pure true!! I'm lucky to be surrounded by good friends my whole life, lol lol @renzograciephilly

How fortunate am I to have this school , @renzograciephilly is open for only 3 years but building champions! And having training for myself with my students is #priceless .They are getting better everyday, and that just prove that I know what I'm doing, lol lol. The circle starts again , over and over just like a family tree!! #philadelphiabjj #phillyjiujitsu #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #mma #graciejiujitsu #gracie #graciebjj #renzogracieteam #renzograciephilly #renzogracie #teamwork #selfdefense #confidence #martialarts #jiujitsu #brasil #brazil #philly #philadelphia #phillygram #phillysupportphilly #phillyfit #phillyfitness #getinshape #wearehere @sideco80 www.renzograciephilly.com

How fortunate am I to have this school , @renzograciephilly is open for only 3 years but building champions! And having training for myself with my students is #priceless .They are getting better everyday, and that just prove that I know what I'm doing, lol lol. The circle starts again , over and over just like a family tree!! #philadelphiabjj #phillyjiujitsu #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #mma #graciejiujitsu #gracie #graciebjj #renzogracieteam #renzograciephilly #renzogracie #teamwork #selfdefense #confidence #martialarts #jiujitsu #brasil #brazil #philly #philadelphia #phillygram #phillysupportphilly #phillyfit #phillyfitness #getinshape #wearehere @sideco80 www.renzograciephilly.com

Every day, every night, we are here  @renzograciephilly !!What a joy to see this group improving so much. The #real #gracie #jiujitsu is here!! The #journey #start #now #philadelphia #philly #cherryhill #newjersey #mma #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #phillyjiujitsu #philadelphiabjj

Every day, every night, we are here @renzograciephilly !!What a joy to see this group improving so much. The #real #gracie #jiujitsu is here!! The #journey #start #now #philadelphia #philly #cherryhill #newjersey #mma #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #phillyjiujitsu #philadelphiabjj

Best present ever from @20thcenturybyhkfa #saintgeorge dated year 1911. O melhor presente dado pelo meu amor @20thcenturybyhkfa, data de 1911
SALVE JORGE!!!

Best present ever from @20thcenturybyhkfa #saintgeorge dated year 1911. O melhor presente dado pelo meu amor @20thcenturybyhkfa, data de 1911 SALVE JORGE!!!

What a amazing KO for @rudeboy_rell7 , big times are coming for this hard worker!! @renzograciephilly @judomovement @mpr_mma @cffcmma @ufcgymcherryhill

What a amazing KO for @rudeboy_rell7 , big times are coming for this hard worker!! @renzograciephilly @judomovement @mpr_mma @cffcmma @ufcgymcherryhill

Guess what? Guillotine choke!!! Lol @renzograciephilly @ufcgymcherryhill @ryancafaromma

Guess what? Guillotine choke!!! Lol @renzograciephilly @ufcgymcherryhill @ryancafaromma

@renzograciephilly crew @thesonofpalestine @rami_elite class at our school is gonna be tomorrow at 12 noon. Don't miss the opportunity of learning from one of the best #muaythai #striking coaches of the #EastCoast !! #greatness is #priceless

@renzograciephilly crew @thesonofpalestine @rami_elite class at our school is gonna be tomorrow at 12 noon. Don't miss the opportunity of learning from one of the best #muaythai #striking coaches of the #EastCoast !! #greatness is #priceless

One more time, I am proud to announce that @thesonofpalestine @rami_elite is gonna be working with our team @renzograciephilly . Be ready for #GREATNESS  #PHILADELPHIA ! I can't wait to see the result of this partnership!! Stay tuned to know when he is gonna start to share his #knowledge with us. @ufc @cffcmma #mma #realblackbelts #ramielite #muaythai #graciejiujitsu #gracie #philly #phillyfitness #phillyfit #jiujitsu #bjj #phillybjj #piladelphiajiujitsu #philadelphiamuaythai #phillymuaythai #phillymma #mmaphilly

One more time, I am proud to announce that @thesonofpalestine @rami_elite is gonna be working with our team @renzograciephilly . Be ready for #GREATNESS #PHILADELPHIA ! I can't wait to see the result of this partnership!! Stay tuned to know when he is gonna start to share his #knowledge with us. @ufc @cffcmma #mma #realblackbelts #ramielite #muaythai #graciejiujitsu #gracie #philly #phillyfitness #phillyfit #jiujitsu #bjj #phillybjj #piladelphiajiujitsu #philadelphiamuaythai #phillymuaythai #phillymma #mmaphilly

One more time, I am proud to announce that @thesonofpalestine @rami_elite is gonna be working with our team @renzograciephilly . Be ready for #GREATNESS  #PHILADELPHIA ! I can't wait to see the result of this partnership!! Stay tuned to know when he is gonna start to share his #knowledge with us. @ufc @cffcmma #mma #realblackbelts #ramielite #muaythai #graciejiujitsu #gracie #philly #phillyfitness #phillyfit #jiujitsu #bjj #phillybjj #piladelphiajiujitsu #philadelphiamuaythai #phillymuaythai #phillymma #mmaphilly

One more time, I am proud to announce that @thesonofpalestine @rami_elite is gonna be working with our team @renzograciephilly . Be ready for #GREATNESS #PHILADELPHIA ! I can't wait to see the result of this partnership!! Stay tuned to know when he is gonna start to share his #knowledge with us. @ufc @cffcmma #mma #realblackbelts #ramielite #muaythai #graciejiujitsu #gracie #philly #phillyfitness #phillyfit #jiujitsu #bjj #phillybjj #piladelphiajiujitsu #philadelphiamuaythai #phillymuaythai #phillymma #mmaphilly

Tomorrow for 4th of July , we are only having open mat at @renzograciephilly is gonna be at 10am. Make sure you let everyone know, there is no open mat at 12pm but only at 10am!!! Have a happy Fourth Of July and be safe!!

Tomorrow for 4th of July , we are only having open mat at @renzograciephilly is gonna be at 10am. Make sure you let everyone know, there is no open mat at 12pm but only at 10am!!! Have a happy Fourth Of July and be safe!!

When I said that hard work pays off, you know what I mean!!! @tarzancr great win agains a very tough opponent!! AOKI, WE ARE COMING FOR YOU!!! #onefcnextchampion @renzograciephilly @sytboston @markdellagrotte @junikohanover @junikohyannis #onefc #mma #ufc @ufc @cffcmma

When I said that hard work pays off, you know what I mean!!! @tarzancr great win agains a very tough opponent!! AOKI, WE ARE COMING FOR YOU!!! #onefcnextchampion @renzograciephilly @sytboston @markdellagrotte @junikohanover @junikohyannis #onefc #mma #ufc @ufc @cffcmma

Surround yourself with people that have the same goals as yours!! I  am proud to announce that @renzograciephilly and  @rami_elite  are together with one objective, HAVING THE BEST TEAM OF THE NORTH EAST!! I can't wait to see the results of this partnership!!! #phillymuaythai #phillymma #mma #jiujitsu #philadelphia #philly #RamiElite #renzograciephilly #muaythai #realfiggters #realjiujitsu #realblackbelts

Surround yourself with people that have the same goals as yours!! I am proud to announce that @renzograciephilly and @rami_elite are together with one objective, HAVING THE BEST TEAM OF THE NORTH EAST!! I can't wait to see the results of this partnership!!! #phillymuaythai #phillymma #mma #jiujitsu #philadelphia #philly #RamiElite #renzograciephilly #muaythai #realfiggters #realjiujitsu #realblackbelts

While our team here  at @renzogracieacademy are working hard, our team at @renzograciephilly is doing the same thing!! @cffcmma  June 9th is gonna be a #party, #philly is gonna be small for this group of #fighters!! @rudeboy_rell7 @ryancafaromma jean DaGladiator @jaredflashgordon @armyfighter05

While our team here at @renzogracieacademy are working hard, our team at @renzograciephilly is doing the same thing!! @cffcmma June 9th is gonna be a #party, #philly is gonna be small for this group of #fighters!! @rudeboy_rell7 @ryancafaromma jean DaGladiator @jaredflashgordon @armyfighter05

Guess who is back!!! Yes @jonavinwebb !! Watch it!! @robhaydak @cffcmma @cffcdevon @ariasgarcia1 @burtwatson4real @borgataac @renzograciephilly

Guess who is back!!! Yes @jonavinwebb !! Watch it!! @robhaydak @cffcmma @cffcdevon @ariasgarcia1 @burtwatson4real @borgataac @renzograciephilly