Reylson Gracie
Grandmaster Reylson Gracie
Grandmaster Reylson Gracie

" I started training under my father when I was four years old.   I grew up with Gracie Jiu-jitsu."

   Grandmaster Reylson Gracie is the son of Carlos Gracie, the founder of Gracie Jiu-jitsu, and a heir to the legacy of the Gracie system of Jiu-jitsu.  When you attend his academy you will be learning from the highest authority of this system teaching in the U.S. Grandmaster Reylson Gracie is a 9th degree red and black belt as certified by his family's Federation of Jiu-jitsu, headquartered in Rio de Janerio.  Just as the Gracie family has worked together to achieve the standard in the martial arts world, Mr. Gracie promotes family values in his teachings.

   He offers programs for adults, women, and children.



The following are excerpts from Secrets Of The Masters magazine (September 1993).

     IKFP (Reporter):   How widespread is Gracie Jiu-jitsu?
     Gracie:   Gracie Jiu-jitsu is practiced in America, Italy, England, Kenya, and, of course, Brazil.  The vast majority of Gracie stylists are in Brazil.  There are over sixty jiu-jitsu academies in Brazil that teach the Gracie style.  The system is governed by the Federation of Jiu Jitsu de Rio, in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.  There are several thousand members of the federation.  At this time my brother, Robson Gracie, is the president.

Cover of  Secrets Of The Masters Magazine
Master Gracie on the cover of
Secrets Of The Masters magzine.
    IKFP:   We have seen many examples of the excellent ground-fighting techniques within the Gracie system.  Do these techniques make up the majority of techniques in Gracie Jiu-jitsu?
    Gracie:  No.  Although it is true that ninety percent of fights will eventually end up on the ground, ground techniques are just a portion of Gracie Jiu-jitsu.  What makes jiu-jitsu such a wonderful art is that it contains the strikes and kicks of karate, the ground fighting techniques of judo, and the jointlocks and throws of aikido.

    In Gracie Jiu-jitsu, we look at all fighting systems to see what they have.  We are not so proud that we won't accept a good technique from Karate, boxing or any fighting form.  In fact, my father was a Brazilian boxing champion, so we have some boxing techniques in the system.

    Gracie Jiu-jitsu's list of techniques grows all the time.  We want to prepare our students to defend themselves in any situation, so we have counters for bare-handed attacks, knife attacks, club attacks, multiple-man attacks, any situation that you may encounter.  We really have too many techniques to write down.


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