Carlos Gracie

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Birthday
14, 1902
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Oct 7, 1994 (92)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
14, 1902
Birthplace
Brazil
Death Date
Oct 7, 1994 (92)

About

Fighter most famous as the creator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, a.k.a. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He is the patriarch of the famous Gracie family, which is known as one of the most influential martial arts families in history.

Before Fame

He studied judo under Japanese master Mitsuyo Maeda and refined the techniques he learned into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Trivia

He created the food diet for fighters known as the Gracie Diet, in which participants are barred from eating pork and consuming tobacco or alcohol.

Family Life

He had a total of twenty-one children. His brother is Helio Gracie.

Associated With

He is the uncle of UFC champion and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend Royce Gracie.