Clark Gracie

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Clark Gracie
Born (1984-07-17) July 17, 1984 (age 35)
San Francisco, California, U.S.
ResidenceSan Diego, California, U.S.
Nationality
  • American
  • Brazilian
Fighting out ofSan Diego, California, United States
Rank     2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Websitehttp://www.clarkgracie.com

Clark Rouson Gracie (born July 17, 1984) is an American Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor and member of the Gracie family.[1] He is the grandson of Carlos Gracie, one of the founders of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and first eldest son of Carley Gracie, the father of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in the United States.[2]

He is a 2013 Pan American black belt champion in the middleweight division, submitting his opponent in the finals with his signature omoplata, or clarkoplata, finish.[3] He was awarded the Submission of the year award from the World Jiu Jitsu Expo for his Pan Am 2013 final match. One of the most active current competitors from the Gracie lineage, Clark Gracie is also[4] a 2017 World Master[5] black belt champion in the middleweight division.[6]

Biography[edit]

Clark started practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at the age of ten at his father's academy in San Francisco, California, training with the adults as there were no kids classes at that time. At the age of 15 he accompanied his father to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he remained for the next few years. He then moved back to the US to complete high school.[7] He received his black belt in 2010 from his father, Grand Master Carley Gracie, at Rodrigo Medeiro's academy in Pacific Beach, San Diego.[8] Clark Gracie is an active Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor, and travels the world teaching while running Clark Gracie Jiu-Jitsu based in San Diego and La Jolla.

Instructor lineage[edit]

Mitsuyo "Count Koma" MaedaCarlos Gracie, Sr.Carlson Gracie Sr.Carley Gracie → Clark Gracie

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gracie Academy (June 4, 2010). "Gracie Family Tree". http://www.gracieacademy.com. Retrieved 2013-08-23. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ "Carley Gracie Interview". Gracie.com. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  3. ^ "2013 PanAm Middleweight Final". Budovideos. Retrieved August 23, 2013.
  4. ^ http://ibjjf.com/results/
  5. ^ http://ibjjf.com/results/
  6. ^ http://ibjjf.com/results/
  7. ^ "Exclusive interview with Jiu Jitsu star Clark Gracie". asiasportsnetwork.net. Asia Sports Network. Archived from the original on 2014-08-29. Retrieved 2014-08-29.
  8. ^ "Clark Gracie Black Belt Promotion". Retrieved 23 August 2013.

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