Gracie Humaitá

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Gracie Humaitá[1]
Founded by Helio Gracie
Primary owners Helio Gracie
Primary trainers Royler Gracie, Rolker Gracie
Training facilities Brazil Humaitá, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Gracie Humaitá or Academia Gracie de Jiu-Jitsu is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy on Humaitá Street, in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, founded by Helio Gracie. The Academy offers classes in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.


The Academia Gracie was founded by Carlos and Helio Gracie on April 18, 1952 at Avenida Rio Branco 151 on the 17th and 18th floors. The original instructors were Carlson Gracie, Robson Gracie, Joao Alberto Barreto and Helio Vigio. They were supervised by Helio Gracie. In 1981 the academy moved to Lagoa for a couple of years before establishing itself inside the Colégio Padre Antonio Vieira, a private Catholic school. Today the school focuses primarily in Sport Jiu-Jitsu, but also does training competitors for a career in MMA.

The gym is currently run by Hélio's sons, Royler and Rolker Gracie. Almost all of the fighters in the famous Gracie family, including Rickson, have trained at the school extensively.

On November 17, 2009 the Gracie Competition Team Academy opened for business in San Diego California. The academy is affiliated with Royler Gracie and Gracie Humaita and is run by Professors Regis Lebre and Johnny Faria and of course Royler Gracie is there frequently to conduct classes.

Famous students of the Academia Gracie de Jiu-Jitsu include:


  1. ^ "Gracie Humaitá". 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-26. 

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