Daniel Learned his family’s art from the son of Carlos Gracie, Carlinhos Gracie, at the world famous Gracie Barra Academy. Years of sacrifice and training at Gracie Barra created in Daniel the will to be a Champion. Earning his Black Belt at the age of twenty-three, Daniel is now a Fourth Degree Black Belt. Daniel often conducts seminars to promote the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Carlinhos has recently received his Coral Belt, a symbol of over forty years of teaching excellence as a Black Belt. The Coral Belt was awarded to him by Renzo Gracie. Carlinhos is the founder and figurehead of the famous Gracie Barra Academy in Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro. This academy has produced many champions, including Renzo Gracie, Ralph Gracie, Ryan Gracie, Roberto ‘Gordo’ Correa, Vinicius ‘Draculino’ Magalhães, Alexandre ‘Soca’ Carneiro and many, many more.