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Biography

Reyson Gracie is the 3rd son (7th child) of Prof. Carlos Gracie, the founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Like his father, he has structured his life around 3 pillars: Jiu-Jitsu, the Gracie Diet and Spiritualism.

In the beginning of the 60's Reyson trained many athletes to fight in the famous Brazilian TV programme "HerĂ³is 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.

One of Prof. Reyson's most important achievements was the introduction of Jiu-Jitsu into the Brazilian state of 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.