Helio Gracie

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Birthday
1, 1913
Birthplace
Belem, Brazil
Death Date
Jan 29, 2009 (95)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
1, 1913
Birthplace
Belem, Brazil
Death Date
Jan 29, 2009 (95)

About

Co-founder of Gracie Giu-Jitsu who was a 10th degree red belt in Jiu-Jitsu and a 6th degree black belt in Judo.

Before Fame

He began to develop Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as a way of compensating for his small build.

Trivia

He was named Man of the Year by Black Belt magazine in 1997.

Family Life

He had a five decade marriage to Margarida Gracie, which was followed by a marriage to Vera Gracie.

Associated With

He worked with his son Rickson Gracie to help bring his special brand of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the United States.