Reyson Gracie

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Reyson Gracie
Born (1942-02-28)February 28, 1942
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Residence Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Teacher(s) Carlos Gracie
Rank 9th degree red belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Children Kendra Gracie, Carlos Gracie, III
Notable students Osvaldo Alves[1] Caio Terra[2]
Website Official Site

Reyson Gracie (born in 28 February 1942, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) is the 3rd son (7th child) of Carlos Gracie, the founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and a member of the Gracie Family.[3] Like his father, he has structured his life around three pillars: Jiu-Jitsu, the Gracie Diet and Spiritualism. Reyson Gracie is a 9th degree red belt in BJJ.[4]


In the beginning of the 1960s Reyson trained many athletes to fight in the famous Brazilian TV programme Heróis do Ringue ("The Heroes of the Ring"). With a unique pedagogy for both children and adults, his classes have always been known for exploiting not only the techniques of Jiu-Jitsu but also the philosophy behind the ancient martial art. He is a 9th degree (dan) red belt in his father's art.

Reyson's most important achievement was the introduction of Jiu-Jitsu into Amazonas in 1977 where he created the Amazonas Federation of Jiu-Jitsu. The state is nowadays the second biggest in this sport worldwide, only behind Rio de Janeiro. From 1997 to 2002, he headed the Bahia Federation of Jiu-Jitsu. Since then he has been travelling and giving seminars in and outside Brazil to students and teachers of all levels.

Reyson currently lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Personal life[edit]

He has two children: Kendra Gracie and Carlos Gracie III


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