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.

Hahahahaha, yes this is real!!

Hahahahaha, yes this is real!!

Our view is amazing!! The temple is covered in gold, at night when they light up, is gorgeous!!

Our view is amazing!! The temple is covered in gold, at night when they light up, is gorgeous!!

You don’t want know the food I tried here, lol!! Complete experience!!!

You don’t want know the food I tried here, lol!! Complete experience!!!

Ohhhh #jetleg , we have to stay strong and awake hahaha!! @tarzancr @onechampionship @renzogracieacademy @rgfa @renzograciephilly #onefc #thequestforgold

Ohhhh #jetleg , we have to stay strong and awake hahaha!! @tarzancr @onechampionship @renzogracieacademy @rgfa @renzograciephilly #onefc #thequestforgold

#Rondônia , marque no seu calendário!! @brasilfightleague será o melhor show de #mma que o estado já viu!!! Marcando a voltar de Joselino Índio ao MMa nacional!!! @rondoniaro @pvshopping @eventosportovelho @talisma21 @regiclaudiokexada #portovelho #portovelhorondonia

#Rondônia , marque no seu calendário!! @brasilfightleague será o melhor show de #mma que o estado já viu!!! Marcando a voltar de Joselino Índio ao MMa nacional!!! @rondoniaro @pvshopping @eventosportovelho @talisma21 @regiclaudiokexada #portovelho #portovelhorondonia

Why not get a hair cut while exploring #yangon ?? Hahahahah @tarzancr @onechampionship

Why not get a hair cut while exploring #yangon ?? Hahahahah @tarzancr @onechampionship

Visiting some temples in #Yangon #burma #Myanmar with @tarzancr and bumped into some @pride_fc fans!!! @renzogracieacademy @renzograciephilly @onechampionship @rgfa

Visiting some temples in #Yangon #burma #Myanmar with @tarzancr and bumped into some @pride_fc fans!!! @renzogracieacademy @renzograciephilly @onechampionship @rgfa

Thank you professor @pliniocruzmma for take care of the @rgfa crew on my Saturday class!!!

Thank you professor @pliniocruzmma for take care of the @rgfa crew on my Saturday class!!!

All day I heard from @tarzancr , we can’t sleep, if we sleep we are gonna wake up 4 am, let’s stay up and bla bla bla!! Hahahahahhaha

All day I heard from @tarzancr , we can’t sleep, if we sleep we are gonna wake up 4 am, let’s stay up and bla bla bla!! Hahahahahhaha

Doing tourist stuff to stay awake and get use to the jet leg, lol lol @tarzancr @onechampionship

Doing tourist stuff to stay awake and get use to the jet leg, lol lol @tarzancr @onechampionship

Almost there!!! @tarzancr @onechampionship #thepathtothebelt #renzogracieteam #renzograciemmateam #onemorestep #yangon #onefc #questforgold

Almost there!!! @tarzancr @onechampionship #thepathtothebelt #renzogracieteam #renzograciemmateam #onemorestep #yangon #onefc #questforgold

We have work to do!!! #renzograciemmateam , let’s work hard and keep our objectives (victories) , #danielgraciemmaseries are almost ready, and I can’t wait to share the different life stories of the fighters that train with me have!!! Thank you @janko.radosavljevic

We have work to do!!! #renzograciemmateam , let’s work hard and keep our objectives (victories) , #danielgraciemmaseries are almost ready, and I can’t wait to share the different life stories of the fighters that train with me have!!! Thank you @janko.radosavljevic

The Quest for Gold starts now!!! @onechampionship @tarzancr @renzogracieacademy @renzograciephilly @rgfa #MMA #renzograciemmateam #renzograciemma #renzograciejiujitsu

The Quest for Gold starts now!!! @onechampionship @tarzancr @renzogracieacademy @renzograciephilly @rgfa #MMA #renzograciemmateam #renzograciemma #renzograciejiujitsu

@rgfa #renzograciefightacade#renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciebjj #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #brooklynjiujitsu #renzograciegreenpoint #newyork #NYC #nycjiujitsu

@rgfa #renzograciefightacade#renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciebjj #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #brooklynjiujitsu #renzograciegreenpoint #newyork #NYC #nycjiujitsu

You still have time to join me for #bjj #fun at @rgfa , 11am starting “ NO BRAZILIAN TIME” lol @rgfa #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciebjj #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #brooklynjiujitsu #renzograciegreenpoint #newyork #NYC #nycjiujitsu

You still have time to join me for #bjj #fun at @rgfa , 11am starting “ NO BRAZILIAN TIME” lol @rgfa #renzograciefightacademy #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciebjj #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #brooklynbjj #brooklynjiujitsu #renzograciegreenpoint #newyork #NYC #nycjiujitsu

Guys, when I tell you that you can’t miss this one, I mean it!!! @helio_soneca grew up with us in #RioDeJaneiro #brasil , this guy is one of the best #professors in the #world !! THIS FRIDAY AT 7 PM!! @rgfa

Guys, when I tell you that you can’t miss this one, I mean it!!! @helio_soneca grew up with us in #RioDeJaneiro #brasil , this guy is one of the best #professors in the #world !! THIS FRIDAY AT 7 PM!! @rgfa

Ready to work??? WE NEVER STOP!!! @renzogracieacademy #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam #nyc #newyorkjiujitsu #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciemma #renzograciebjj #realjiujitsu #renzograciefamily

Ready to work??? WE NEVER STOP!!! @renzogracieacademy #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam #nyc #newyorkjiujitsu #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciemma #renzograciebjj #realjiujitsu #renzograciefamily

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