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.

#mma class for all levels at @rgfa , every Thursday 7:30pm!! #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam #renzograciejiujitsu #brooklyn #brooklynbjj #williansburg

#mma class for all levels at @rgfa , every Thursday 7:30pm!! #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam #renzograciejiujitsu #brooklyn #brooklynbjj #williansburg

#mma all leves at @rgfa 7:30pm!! Be here for the fun!!

#mma all leves at @rgfa 7:30pm!! Be here for the fun!!

#mma class for all levels at @rgfa , every Thursday 7:30pm!! #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam #renzograciejiujitsu #brooklyn #brooklynbjj #williansburg

#mma class for all levels at @rgfa , every Thursday 7:30pm!! #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam #renzograciejiujitsu #brooklyn #brooklynbjj #williansburg

A lot of people say that you don't need to be a fighter to be a good coach, hummmm... , whatever!!! I still prefer someone that lived and had that feeling!! DONT FORGET , every Thursday at @rgfa 7:30pm #mma for all levels, only @renzograciebjj team!! PS: WHO SAID GRACIES CANT KICK?? Hahaha

A lot of people say that you don't need to be a fighter to be a good coach, hummmm... , whatever!!! I still prefer someone that lived and had that feeling!! DONT FORGET , every Thursday at @rgfa 7:30pm #mma for all levels, only @renzograciebjj team!! PS: WHO SAID GRACIES CANT KICK?? Hahaha

Great morning of training and promotions!! Congrats #sandbags , lol!! You guys and girls are working hard, and hard work definitely pays off!! #jiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #renzograciejiujitsu #renzogracieteam #renzograciebrooklyn #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #gentleart #brooklynbjj

Great morning of training and promotions!! Congrats #sandbags , lol!! You guys and girls are working hard, and hard work definitely pays off!! #jiujitsu #graciejiujitsu #renzograciejiujitsu #renzogracieteam #renzograciebrooklyn #bjj #brazilianjiujitsu #gentleart #brooklynbjj

Yeesssss!!! She is back, @heathertheheat second #mma fight #October 20th . This one is especial, the co main event is our brother @liammcgeary1 , @bellatormma be ready for excitement and #fireworks, #renzogracieteam  @gleasonsgym @shihandevon @rgfa @renzograciephilly #renzograciemmateam #boxingworldchampion #girlpower #womanmma #girlsmma #bellator  #renzograciejiujitsu #jiujitsu #graciejiujitsu

Yeesssss!!! She is back, @heathertheheat second #mma fight #October 20th . This one is especial, the co main event is our brother @liammcgeary1 , @bellatormma be ready for excitement and #fireworks, #renzogracieteam @gleasonsgym @shihandevon @rgfa @renzograciephilly #renzograciemmateam #boxingworldchampion #girlpower #womanmma #girlsmma #bellator #renzograciejiujitsu #jiujitsu #graciejiujitsu

"DONT FORGET" tomorrow at @rgfa 11am #renzogracieteam gets together on my class and the training is amazing!! Don't miss this one!! I AM WATCHING ALL OF YOU, LOL!! #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #williamsburg #greepoint #queens #muaythai #mma #boxing #jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #weareallone

"DONT FORGET" tomorrow at @rgfa 11am #renzogracieteam gets together on my class and the training is amazing!! Don't miss this one!! I AM WATCHING ALL OF YOU, LOL!! #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #williamsburg #greepoint #queens #muaythai #mma #boxing #jiujitsu #jiujitsulifestyle #weareallone

Congrats on the well deserved belt @fragglepuff , the #renzogracieteam #journey starts now!!! @renzograciephilly @sideco80 #renzograciephilly #danielgracieteam #philly #philadelphia #phillybjj #philadelphiabjj

Congrats on the well deserved belt @fragglepuff , the #renzogracieteam #journey starts now!!! @renzograciephilly @sideco80 #renzograciephilly #danielgracieteam #philly #philadelphia #phillybjj #philadelphiabjj

@renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @mpr_mma @cffcmma #andthenew #champion #belt #philly #philadelphia #mma #ufc #cffc @danawhite @seanshelby @mickmaynard2 @ufc

@renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @mpr_mma @cffcmma #andthenew #champion #belt #philly #philadelphia #mma #ufc #cffc @danawhite @seanshelby @mickmaynard2 @ufc

@renzograciephilly NEVER STOP!!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

@renzograciephilly NEVER STOP!!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

#Experience is #priceless !!It's Tuesday, starting 10am I teach all the classes at @renzograciephilly , it's time for #knowledge sharing!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

#Experience is #priceless !!It's Tuesday, starting 10am I teach all the classes at @renzograciephilly , it's time for #knowledge sharing!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

No titles needed!!! @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @mpr_mma @eefc.john @mike_eefc #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam @renzograciebjj #danielgracieteam #philadelphia #philly #phillymma #philadelphiamma

No titles needed!!! @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @mpr_mma @eefc.john @mike_eefc #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam @renzograciebjj #danielgracieteam #philadelphia #philly #phillymma #philadelphiamma

And that was what happened this #Saturday, we are so proud of you guys @patricksabatini_mma and @eefc_170 . Sabatini is THE NEW 145lb champion and Zurik advanced for 3-0 with a beautiful TKO!! @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @mpr_mma @eefc.john @mike_eefc #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam @renzograciebjj #danielgracieteam #philadelphia #philly #phillymma #philadelphiamma

And that was what happened this #Saturday, we are so proud of you guys @patricksabatini_mma and @eefc_170 . Sabatini is THE NEW 145lb champion and Zurik advanced for 3-0 with a beautiful TKO!! @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @mpr_mma @eefc.john @mike_eefc #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam @renzograciebjj #danielgracieteam #philadelphia #philly #phillymma #philadelphiamma

6:30pm @renzograciephilly #bjj #weneverstop , #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

6:30pm @renzograciephilly #bjj #weneverstop , #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

6:30pm @renzograciephilly #bjj #weneverstop , #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

6:30pm @renzograciephilly #bjj #weneverstop , #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

A nossa realidade mais pura!!! #brasil #brazil #corrupção hahahahahhaha

A nossa realidade mais pura!!! #brasil #brazil #corrupção hahahahahhaha

Another #mma practice for the books!! Amazing improvement!! Time to make the @borgataac look small!! @cffcmma be ready for the @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @semper_fi_mma crew!#weneverstop , #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

Another #mma practice for the books!! Amazing improvement!! Time to make the @borgataac look small!! @cffcmma be ready for the @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @semper_fi_mma crew!#weneverstop , #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

Time to make the @borgataac look small!! @cffcmma be ready for the @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @semper_fi_mma crew!#weneverstop , #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

Time to make the @borgataac look small!! @cffcmma be ready for the @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @semper_fi_mma crew!#weneverstop , #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

My best friend for now on!! #airdynebike #newgoals  @renzograciephilly remember, I teach all the classes Mon and Tue. #MMA TEAM , SEE YOU AT 12pm!!! #weneverstop , #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

My best friend for now on!! #airdynebike #newgoals @renzograciephilly remember, I teach all the classes Mon and Tue. #MMA TEAM , SEE YOU AT 12pm!!! #weneverstop , #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

#weneverstop , Yes Sunday 6pm we work!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma

#weneverstop , Yes Sunday 6pm we work!! #brazilianjiujitsu #renzograciephilly #bjj #danielgracieteam #phillybjj #phillyjiujitsu #phillymma #philadelphiamma #phillyfighter #philladelphia #philly #bjjphilly #graciejiujitsu #bestteam #realjiujistu #realblackbelts #mma