Gracie Humaitá

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Gracie Humaitá[1]
Founded byHelio Gracie
Primary ownersHelio Gracie
Primary trainersRoyler Gracie, Rolker Gracie
Training facilitiesHumaitá, 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 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 Professor Regis Lebre and Royler Gracie frequently conducts classes.

Notable students[edit]

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

See also[edit]


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

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