Clark Gracie

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Clark Gracie
Born (1984-07-17) July 17, 1984 (age 32)
San Francisco, California, United States
Residence San Diego, California, United States
Nationality American & Brazilian
Fighting out of San Diego, California, United States
Rank      2nd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Website http://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, the founder and creator 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 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.

Biography[edit]

Clark started Jiu-Jitsu at the age of ten at his father's academy in San Francisco, California where he grew up,[4] training with the adults as there were no kids 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.[5] He received his black belt in 2010 from his father (Grand Master Carley Gracie) at Rodrigo Medeiro's academy in Pacific Beach, San Diego. Clark Gracie remains an active accomplished top ranking Jiu-Jitsu competitor, traveling the world teaching Jiu-Jitsu, and running Clark Gracie Jiu-Jitsu based in San Diego and La Jolla[6]

Instructor lineage[edit]

Mitsuyo "Count Koma" MaedaCarlos 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. ^ "Clark Gracie Interview with new breed Chicago". Retrieved 23 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Exclusive interview with Jiu Jitsu star Clark Gracie". www.asiasportsnetwork.net. Asia Sports Network. 
  6. ^ "Clark Gracie Black Belt Promotion". Retrieved 23 August 2013. 

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