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.

@horchermma @renzograciephilly #renzograciemmateam is with you tonight!!! @ufc #ufc

@horchermma @renzograciephilly #renzograciemmateam is with you tonight!!! @ufc #ufc

Be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are of your own. Carlos Gracie Sr.  @heathertheheat @shihandevon @rgfa #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam @renzograciebjj

Be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are of your own. Carlos Gracie Sr. @heathertheheat @shihandevon @rgfa #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam @renzograciebjj

@neimangracie fight got pushed forward!! Nothing to do but waiting to go to war!! #renzogracieteam #renzograciemmateam @renzogracieacademy @renzograciebjj @bellatormma

@neimangracie fight got pushed forward!! Nothing to do but waiting to go to war!! #renzogracieteam #renzograciemmateam @renzogracieacademy @renzograciebjj @bellatormma

No words!!! The first of many!! @heathertheheat @shihandevon #coachnick #renzogracieteam #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam #boxing

No words!!! The first of many!! @heathertheheat @shihandevon #coachnick #renzogracieteam #renzograciebrooklyn #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam #boxing

Call the police, hahahaha!! @bellatormma at the @thegarden with @#nick @renzograciebjj #bigjohnmacarthy

Call the police, hahahaha!! @bellatormma at the @thegarden with @#nick @renzograciebjj #bigjohnmacarthy

Yesss, it's almost time @heathertheheat @shihandevon #coachnick #mma #bellator @bellatormma #renzogracieteam #renzograciemmateam #renzograciebrooklyn @gleasonsgym

Yesss, it's almost time @heathertheheat @shihandevon #coachnick #mma #bellator @bellatormma #renzogracieteam #renzograciemmateam #renzograciebrooklyn @gleasonsgym

So proud of these two!! @tajblairmma @953east killed tonight!! #hardworkpaysoff @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma  @danielgracie @eefc.john @jjrendeiro

So proud of these two!! @tajblairmma @953east killed tonight!! #hardworkpaysoff @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @danielgracie @eefc.john @jjrendeiro

Almost time!!! @953east , @renzograciephilly @eefc.john @eefc.mma #onefamily #philly #phillymma #phillyfighters #philadelphia #philadelphiamma #hardworkpaysoff

Almost time!!! @953east , @renzograciephilly @eefc.john @eefc.mma #onefamily #philly #phillymma #phillyfighters #philadelphia #philadelphiamma #hardworkpaysoff

Having fun is the best way to do it, and this guy here knows how to!! @953east , now is your turn to shine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@renzograciephilly @eefc.john @eefc.mma #onefamily #philly #phillymma #phillyfighters #philadelphia #philadelphiamma #hardworkpaysoff

Having fun is the best way to do it, and this guy here knows how to!! @953east , now is your turn to shine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@renzograciephilly @eefc.john @eefc.mma #onefamily #philly #phillymma #phillyfighters #philadelphia #philadelphiamma #hardworkpaysoff

@tajblairmma getting ready to do business!! Coach @eefc.john wrapping his hands!! @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma #onefamily #philly #phillymma #phillyfighters #philadelphia #philadelphiamma #hardworkpaysoff

@tajblairmma getting ready to do business!! Coach @eefc.john wrapping his hands!! @renzograciephilly @eefc.mma #onefamily #philly #phillymma #phillyfighters #philadelphia #philadelphiamma #hardworkpaysoff

Yes, every #Friday #wrestling for #mma with Natonal champion, coach and @renzograciephilly fighter @wilcox185 , #weneverstop #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam #philly #phillymma #philadelphia #philadelphiamma #phillyfighters #phillywrestling #hardworkpaysoff

Yes, every #Friday #wrestling for #mma with Natonal champion, coach and @renzograciephilly fighter @wilcox185 , #weneverstop #renzograciemmateam #renzogracieteam #philly #phillymma #philadelphia #philadelphiamma #phillyfighters #phillywrestling #hardworkpaysoff

Tomorrow, June 23 , the #mma practice is gonna be at @renzogracieacademy , same time, at 10am upstairs (CAGE FLOOR) be there #renzograciemmateam

Tomorrow, June 23 , the #mma practice is gonna be at @renzogracieacademy , same time, at 10am upstairs (CAGE FLOOR) be there #renzograciemmateam

Amazing day of training at @rgfa , @tarzancr is in the house!! #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #gentleart #brooklyn #brooklynbjj #renzograciebrooklyn #renzogracieteam

Amazing day of training at @rgfa , @tarzancr is in the house!! #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #gentleart #brooklyn #brooklynbjj #renzograciebrooklyn #renzogracieteam

@renzograciephilly night class!! What a great crew we have here!! #philadelphia #weneverstop #phillyfighters #phillymma #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #gentleart #philly

@renzograciephilly night class!! What a great crew we have here!! #philadelphia #weneverstop #phillyfighters #phillymma #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #gentleart #philly

@renzograciephilly night class!! What a great crew we have here!! #philadelphia #weneverstop #phillyfighters #phillymma #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #gentleart

@renzograciephilly night class!! What a great crew we have here!! #philadelphia #weneverstop #phillyfighters #phillymma #brazilianjiujitsu #bjj #gentleart

@renzograciephilly MMA practice is on fire!! @eefc.mma @eefc.john #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam #philadelphiabjj #phillybjj #mma @cffcmma #philly #philadelphiabjj #phillymma #phillyfighters #weareallone #weneverstop #philadelphia

@renzograciephilly MMA practice is on fire!! @eefc.mma @eefc.john #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam #philadelphiabjj #phillybjj #mma @cffcmma #philly #philadelphiabjj #phillymma #phillyfighters #weareallone #weneverstop #philadelphia

@renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @eefc.john #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam #philadelphiabjj #phillybjj #mma @cffcmma #philly #philadelphiabjj #phillymma #phillyfighters #weareallone #weneverstop #philadelphia

@renzograciephilly @eefc.mma @eefc.john #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam #philadelphiabjj #phillybjj #mma @cffcmma #philly #philadelphiabjj #phillymma #phillyfighters #weareallone #weneverstop #philadelphia

@renzograciephilly AM training!! #philly #philadelphia just show up and try one of our classes!! #philadelphiamma #phillyfighters #phillyjiujitsu #phila #phillybjj #philadelphiabjj #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam

@renzograciephilly AM training!! #philly #philadelphia just show up and try one of our classes!! #philadelphiamma #phillyfighters #phillyjiujitsu #phila #phillybjj #philadelphiabjj #renzograciejiujitsu #renzograciephilly #renzogracieteam

Don't forget, @renzograciephilly crew, #morning #brazilianjiujitsu class with me at #renzograciephilly 10am!! After that #mma practice at 12pm!! #timeforgreatnessisnow #weneverstop #philly #phila #philadelphia #phillymma #phillyjiujitsu #philadelphiamma #phillyfighters

Don't forget, @renzograciephilly crew, #morning #brazilianjiujitsu class with me at #renzograciephilly 10am!! After that #mma practice at 12pm!! #timeforgreatnessisnow #weneverstop #philly #phila #philadelphia #phillymma #phillyjiujitsu #philadelphiamma #phillyfighters

And this is what's happening in #costarica !!! @maurosergiobjj

And this is what's happening in #costarica !!! @maurosergiobjj