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.

Tomorrow starting at 10am these mats are gonna be full of energy and fun with me sharing my #knowledge with you. #BJJ (10am, 6:30pm) and #MMA (12pm, 8pm)  Time for greatness is now @renzograciephilly , come to train with the only Gracie teaching in #philadelphia 
#graciejiujitsu #renzogracieteam #graciefamily #brazilianjiujitsu #bjjphilly #phillyfit #phillyfitness #ufc #mma #jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #kidsbjj #kidsbrazilianjiujitsu #phillymma #muaythai #boxing #wrestling #realblackbelts #realjiujitsu

Tomorrow starting at 10am these mats are gonna be full of energy and fun with me sharing my #knowledge with you. #BJJ (10am, 6:30pm) and #MMA (12pm, 8pm) Time for greatness is now @renzograciephilly , come to train with the only Gracie teaching in #philadelphia #graciejiujitsu #renzogracieteam #graciefamily #brazilianjiujitsu #bjjphilly #phillyfit #phillyfitness #ufc #mma #jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #kidsbjj #kidsbrazilianjiujitsu #phillymma #muaythai #boxing #wrestling #realblackbelts #realjiujitsu

The learning process is not easy, but is grateful!! @rgfa fundamental class is getting better everyday!! #broklyn #bjj #graciejiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #brooklynbjj #renzograciefightacademy #rgfa #bklyn #fightacademy #bjjfundamentals #mma #ufc #alwayslearning #greenpoint #williamsburg

The learning process is not easy, but is grateful!! @rgfa fundamental class is getting better everyday!! #broklyn #bjj #graciejiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #brooklynbjj #renzograciefightacademy #rgfa #bklyn #fightacademy #bjjfundamentals #mma #ufc #alwayslearning #greenpoint #williamsburg

Morning class at @rgfa is in the books. Train with me tonight! #BJJ #brazilianjiujitsu @renzograciebjj team! Comment for class times and more info. #seeyouonthemats #training #mma #graciejiujitsu #renzogracie #danielgracie #renzoknows #bjjlifestyle #brooklyn #greenpoint #williamsburg #bklyn #rgfa #fightacademy I'm teaching at #renzograciefightacademy every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night!!!! #bjjfundamentals Message me for privates!

Morning class at @rgfa is in the books. Train with me tonight! #BJJ #brazilianjiujitsu @renzograciebjj team! Comment for class times and more info. #seeyouonthemats #training #mma #graciejiujitsu #renzogracie #danielgracie #renzoknows #bjjlifestyle #brooklyn #greenpoint #williamsburg #bklyn #rgfa #fightacademy I'm teaching at #renzograciefightacademy every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night!!!! #bjjfundamentals Message me for privates!

@renzogracieacademy MMA team practice!!! Great work #renzogracieteam  crew!! @renzograciebjj #mma #ufc #bellatour #cffc

@renzogracieacademy MMA team practice!!! Great work #renzogracieteam crew!! @renzograciebjj #mma #ufc #bellatour #cffc

The #Brooklyn @rgfa morning warriors!!! #graciejiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #renzogracieteam

The #Brooklyn @rgfa morning warriors!!! #graciejiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #renzogracieteam

What a good group of people!!! @rgfa is the place to be in #Brooklyn #greenpoint #williansburg #renzogracieteam #mma #jiujitsu #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #loyalty #knowledge #graciejiujitsu #graciefamily #gracielegacy #wearehere #selfdefense #antibullying #confidence

What a good group of people!!! @rgfa is the place to be in #Brooklyn #greenpoint #williansburg #renzogracieteam #mma #jiujitsu #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #loyalty #knowledge #graciejiujitsu #graciefamily #gracielegacy #wearehere #selfdefense #antibullying #confidence

Join  me tonight for 6:00pm advanced #bjj #jiujitsu class at @rgfa "WE ARE HAVING Fun N HERE" come to do the same #Brooklyn #Williamsburg #greenpoint #renzogracieteam #renzogracie #mmatraining #bjjlifestyle

Join me tonight for 6:00pm advanced #bjj #jiujitsu class at @rgfa "WE ARE HAVING Fun N HERE" come to do the same #Brooklyn #Williamsburg #greenpoint #renzogracieteam #renzogracie #mmatraining #bjjlifestyle

TBT from when @jonavinwebb fought in #Australia. Was very nice to see my big brother @markhuntfighter !! Hope to see you again soon Mark!! #Ufc #MMA #graciejiujitsu #renzogracieteam #danielgracieteam #danielgracie @renzograciephilly @rgfa

TBT from when @jonavinwebb fought in #Australia. Was very nice to see my big brother @markhuntfighter !! Hope to see you again soon Mark!! #Ufc #MMA #graciejiujitsu #renzogracieteam #danielgracieteam #danielgracie @renzograciephilly @rgfa

Brooklyn style. #bjj at its best with me at @rgfa every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night. #brazilianjiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #brooklyn #bklyn #renzogracieteam #renzograciefightacademy #williamsburg #greenpoint #bjjlifestyle #bjjlife Comment on the pic for more info, class times, address, etc and check out #rgfa #whitebelt #bluebelt #purplebelt #brownbelt #blackbelt #ablackbeltisawhitebeltwhoneverquit #nyc #jiujitsu4life #graciefamily #danielgracie @renzograciebjj

Brooklyn style. #bjj at its best with me at @rgfa every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night. #brazilianjiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #brooklyn #bklyn #renzogracieteam #renzograciefightacademy #williamsburg #greenpoint #bjjlifestyle #bjjlife Comment on the pic for more info, class times, address, etc and check out #rgfa #whitebelt #bluebelt #purplebelt #brownbelt #blackbelt #ablackbeltisawhitebeltwhoneverquit #nyc #jiujitsu4life #graciefamily #danielgracie @renzograciebjj

I am so glad to partner up with people that invest there time to help kids and juveniles to be confident, strong and secure of themselves!! @renzograciephilly @mvp360programs and Felix are building better human beings for #philadelphia and I will introduce them the #jiujitsu #life #style!! #Philly #philadelphia #phillyfit #phillyfitness #phillykids #selfdefense

I am so glad to partner up with people that invest there time to help kids and juveniles to be confident, strong and secure of themselves!! @renzograciephilly @mvp360programs and Felix are building better human beings for #philadelphia and I will introduce them the #jiujitsu #life #style!! #Philly #philadelphia #phillyfit #phillyfitness #phillykids #selfdefense

There is no place like home... There is no place like home... There is no place like home... @renzograciephilly @rgfa

There is no place like home... There is no place like home... There is no place like home... @renzograciephilly @rgfa

@rgfa crew Tuesdays,Wednesdays and Thursdays I am teaching the morning and evening classes.  I can't wait to share my #knowledge with you guys. And if you are a new student looking for a place to train #Brazilianjiujitsu , you got to visit the Brooklyn school, is by far the best Jiujitsu academy of the East Coast, with amazing professors!! Time for greatness is now!! #bjj #graciejiujitsu #brooklynjiujitsu #newyorkjiujitsu #mmainnewyork #newyorkmma #jiujitsu #graciefamily @renzograciebjj #mma

@rgfa crew Tuesdays,Wednesdays and Thursdays I am teaching the morning and evening classes. I can't wait to share my #knowledge with you guys. And if you are a new student looking for a place to train #Brazilianjiujitsu , you got to visit the Brooklyn school, is by far the best Jiujitsu academy of the East Coast, with amazing professors!! Time for greatness is now!! #bjj #graciejiujitsu #brooklynjiujitsu #newyorkjiujitsu #mmainnewyork #newyorkmma #jiujitsu #graciefamily @renzograciebjj #mma

Just reminding you guys that every Mondays and Fridays I am in at @renzograciephilly and I want to see all you #renzograciephilly crew on the mats!!! Starting at 10am #brazilianjiujitsu class, 12pm #MMA team practice , 5:30pm #kidsbjj, 6:30pm #bjj and to finish the night #MMA team practice!! See you guys on the mats

Just reminding you guys that every Mondays and Fridays I am in at @renzograciephilly and I want to see all you #renzograciephilly crew on the mats!!! Starting at 10am #brazilianjiujitsu class, 12pm #MMA team practice , 5:30pm #kidsbjj, 6:30pm #bjj and to finish the night #MMA team practice!! See you guys on the mats

WE ARE HERE TO STAY!!! @renzograciephilly @renzograciebjj #mma #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #ufc #cffc #danielgracieteam @jonavinwebb @felderpaul @_s_brady @wilcox185

WE ARE HERE TO STAY!!! @renzograciephilly @renzograciebjj #mma #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #ufc #cffc #danielgracieteam @jonavinwebb @felderpaul @_s_brady @wilcox185

GOOD MORNING @renzograciephilly CREW!! #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #philadelphia #philly #mma #ufc #cffc #phillybjj #philadelphiabjj

GOOD MORNING @renzograciephilly CREW!! #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #philadelphia #philly #mma #ufc #cffc #phillybjj #philadelphiabjj

I respect Trinaldo for coming from a very poor and tough background to the best MMA event in the world, but don't think that Philadelphia is Disneyland.  @felderpaul had grow up is a place that is as bad if not more than a lot of Brazilian places!! Fight of the night for sure!! Eu respeito o Trinaldo pelo fato de ter vindo de um duro e pobre background para o melhor evento de MMA do mundo, mas não pensem que a Filadélfia e a Disneylândia!! @felderpaul cresceu em um lugar que é tão ruim(SE NÃO FOR PIOR) do que muitos lugares pobres do Brasil !!! Luta da noite com certeza!!

I respect Trinaldo for coming from a very poor and tough background to the best MMA event in the world, but don't think that Philadelphia is Disneyland. @felderpaul had grow up is a place that is as bad if not more than a lot of Brazilian places!! Fight of the night for sure!! Eu respeito o Trinaldo pelo fato de ter vindo de um duro e pobre background para o melhor evento de MMA do mundo, mas não pensem que a Filadélfia e a Disneylândia!! @felderpaul cresceu em um lugar que é tão ruim(SE NÃO FOR PIOR) do que muitos lugares pobres do Brasil !!! Luta da noite com certeza!!

Time for greatness is now!! @renzogracieacademy @renzograciebjj TO THE BONE!!!

Time for greatness is now!! @renzogracieacademy @renzograciebjj TO THE BONE!!!

Time for greatness is now!! I am so happy to be back in #NYC . Join me tonight at @rgfa 6pm and let's have fun on the mats!! The #Brooklyn  academy is one of the best in the world and is where I'm gonna be teaching now. I want to see all my old time students back on the mats with me!! #renzogracieteam #bjj #Graciejiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #mma #Brooklynbjj #greatness #fight #fighter #ufc #greenpoint  #williansburgh #longislandcity #lic #NYBJJ #NYCBJJ #newyorkbjj #newyorkjiujitsu @renzograciebjj

Time for greatness is now!! I am so happy to be back in #NYC . Join me tonight at @rgfa 6pm and let's have fun on the mats!! The #Brooklyn academy is one of the best in the world and is where I'm gonna be teaching now. I want to see all my old time students back on the mats with me!! #renzogracieteam #bjj #Graciejiujitsu #brazilianjiujitsu #mma #Brooklynbjj #greatness #fight #fighter #ufc #greenpoint #williansburgh #longislandcity #lic #NYBJJ #NYCBJJ #newyorkbjj #newyorkjiujitsu @renzograciebjj

What are you waiting for?? Call us today and schedule a intro class.(267) 886-9413) Take advantage of our 10 days trials for #jiujitsu practitioners (only this month) @renzograciephilly is the place to be in #philly #philadelphia ! @sideco80 #philadelphiabjj #phillybjj #phillyfit #mma #focus #commitment #gracie #graciejiujitsu #champions #ufc @cffcmma #kidsjiujitsu #kidsselfdefense #antibullying #kidsconfidence #kids #respect #renzogracie #renzogracieteam #danielgracie #danielgracieteam

What are you waiting for?? Call us today and schedule a intro class.(267) 886-9413) Take advantage of our 10 days trials for #jiujitsu practitioners (only this month) @renzograciephilly is the place to be in #philly #philadelphia ! @sideco80 #philadelphiabjj #phillybjj #phillyfit #mma #focus #commitment #gracie #graciejiujitsu #champions #ufc @cffcmma #kidsjiujitsu #kidsselfdefense #antibullying #kidsconfidence #kids #respect #renzogracie #renzogracieteam #danielgracie #danielgracieteam

@renzograciephilly make sure you be in class tomorrow to train with me!! Starting 10am #bjj 12pm #mma 6:30 pm #brazilianjiujitsu 8pm #MMA . Time to shine is now!!! Daniel Gracie Team #philadelphia #philly #phillybjj #philadelphiabjj #fitness #phillyfit #selfdefense

@renzograciephilly make sure you be in class tomorrow to train with me!! Starting 10am #bjj 12pm #mma 6:30 pm #brazilianjiujitsu 8pm #MMA . Time to shine is now!!! Daniel Gracie Team #philadelphia #philly #phillybjj #philadelphiabjj #fitness #phillyfit #selfdefense