|Kyra Gracie Guimarães|
Kyra Gracie in 2008
May 29, 1985 |
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
|Team||Renzo Gracie Combat Team|
|Rank||Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu2nd degree black belt in|
|Notable relatives||Gracie family|
|Competitor for Brazil|
|Gold||2005 Long Beach, CA||-60kg|
|Gold||2007 Trenton, NJ||-60kg|
|Gold||2011 Nottingham, UK||-60kg|
She is one of the few Gracie women to achieve a black belt in BJJ and is the first Gracie female to actively compete in the sport. For several years she lived full-time in the United States, where she is associated with the Renzo Gracie Academy in New York and the Gracie Barra Academy in Lake Forest, California. In 2009, she moved back to her native Brazil, however she still maintains her U.S. green card and must spend at least 6 months of the year living in the United States.
She is also associated with the Gracie Barra Academy and Evolve/Gordo Jiu Jitsu Academy in Rio de Janeiro. Gracie competed in tournament six of Kunoichi, the female version of Sasuke (or Ninja Warrior). Kyra is currently training for her debut in MMA. In addition to BJJ she also trains in Judo and wrestling.
In 2010, Kyra began competing for the newly formed Gracie Elite Team, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition team, composed of competitors representing Rilion Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Ralph Gracie, Cesar Gracie, and the late Ryan Gracie’s respective academies.
Since January 2010, she has been training in boxing at the Nobre Arte gym in the Morro do Cantagalo area of Rio de Janeiro under the tutelage of boxing coach Claudio Coelho, to complement her grappling skills.
In 2010, Kyra along with family members Rillion, Rolles, Roger, Igor, and Gregor Gracie began Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Adventure Camp. The purpose of the camp is to provide training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu with access to the local tourism of the various host countries. She is currently training for her debut in MMA.
Kyra has 4 younger half-siblings: 3 half-sisters and a half-brother. Her mother, Flavia Gracie, and her uncles Charles Gracie, Ralph Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Ryan Gracie (now deceased) all practice BJJ. She is the great granddaughter of Carlos Gracie.
- 4x World BJJ Champion (2004, 2006, 2008, 2010)
- 5x Pan American BJJ Games Champion (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007)
- 5x Brazilian BJJ Champion (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004)
- 5x New York State BJJ Champion (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
- 3x ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) Submission Wrestling World Champion (2005, 2007, 2011)
- 1x Asiatic BJJ Champion (2006)
- In The Guard.TV >> Kyra Gracie Interview. URL accessed on April 3, 2010.
- Kyra Gracie competing on Kunoichi. URL accessed on April 3, 2010.
- Gracie Magazine >> Kyra Gracie Interview
- Gracie Elite Team Debuts at the 2010 BJJ World Championship. URL accessed on July 5, 2010.
- Embark on the Gracie Adventure and learn from the family URL accessed on October 14, 2010
- Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Adventure URL accessed on October 14, 2010
- Gracie Family Tree URL accessed on June 5, 2009
- Charles Gracie Family Tree URL accessed on June 5, 2009