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 "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.
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.