Clark Gracie was born on the 17th of July, 1984 in Solano County, California – United States of America, but grew up in between San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro, possessing double nationality (American and Brazilian). He is the grandson of Carlos Gracie (senior) and son of Carley Gracie.
From a very young age, Clark Gracie was inspired by his father and family members to train and compete in Jiu Jitsu, the family tradition, and so he did. Always seeking for the best training possible to improve his game, Clark moved to San Diego and he sought out Rodrigo Medeiros, from the Carlson Gracie Revolution Team where he found some of the toughest training partners in the region which helped him raise his game. Clark Gracie soon became a big name in America’s Grappling circuit winning several important tournaments at a national and international level.
After a sequence of great results by Clark Gracie, he was awarded his well deserved black belt in May 2010 from the hands of his father Carley Gracie in a ceremony at the BJJ Revolution Team academy. Clark Gracie also has his own school franchise with academies in the northern area of San Diego – La Jolla (matrix), Tijuana, Kalamazoo MI, South France, and Chicago.
Daniel started learning the art at the young age of thirteen spending most of his time in the academy, Jiu Jitsu became an every day part of his life, with his competitive nature he quickly moved towards competitive Jiu Jitsu and at age 15 he thought he would try his ability against other opponents fighting in as many competitions as possible some times fighting much lager fighters out side his age and weight divisions.
At age sixteen Daniel became the youngest blue belt in Australia and in 1998 was awarded most outstanding fighter for winning the Victorian and Australian titles as the youngest competitor in Australia. Daniel would also travel to Brazil in 2000 as a blue belt to compete in the world Jiu Jitsu championships (Rio De Janeiro). Daniel placed third over all, beating his first three opponents by submission. In the semi final he faced Roger Gracie and lost on points but became the first Australian to win a medal in Brazil showing the rest of the country it could be done.
After his trip to Brazil Daniel was graded to purple belt where he begin to develop his own style of Jiu Jitsu and delve deeper into the principles of the great art. He also competed as a purple belt in Australia and in one Pan Pacific championships defeating Elvis Sinosic, Anthony Perosh and David Kristic all on the same day, in this particular competition Daniel weighed in at around 85kg and fought in the open division with no one else weighting in under 100kg he had his work cut out for him.
After a long seven year absence form competitive Jiu Jitsu Daniel decided to make a return and competed as a brown belt at the Australian Titles where he placed first in his weight and open weight divisions for GI and NO GI taking home four gold medals and the most technical fighter award stamping himself once more as a force to be record with in the Australian competition scene. On the 27-11-2008 Daniel was awarded his black belt, Since then Daniel has become the Victorian champion twice placed second in the Australian Cup and placed 2 in the Pan Pacific championships also Daniel flew to Japan and for filled a life long dream of competing in the country were Jiu Jitsu was born, He placed 1st in his weight division and 3rd in the open division. Daniel continues to train and compete at local and International level and sees himself doing so for some time to come.
Relson "Campeão" Gracie is a retired professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter and martial arts personality. He is a member of the Gracie family. Relson currently lives in Hawaii where he still teaches Gracie Jiu-Jitsu at his academy in Honolulu. There are many Relson Gracie affiliated academies and associations throughout the U.S. which keep him traveling regularly.
Relson is the second oldest son of Helio Gracie, who along with Carlos Gracie, is credited for innovating the Kodokan Judo taught by Mitsuyo “Count Koma” Maeda into what is now known as Gracie or "Brazilian" Jiu Jitsu. Relson began learning the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu at the age of two, began competing at the age of ten, and earned his black belt when he was 18.
He went 22 years undefeated as the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National Champion. Although Relson's techniques are deeply rooted in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Relson also emphasizes "street effective" techniques. Relson's Jiu-Jitsu has evolved to help defend yourself in a survival situations where there are no rules. On April 7, 2013 Relson was promoted to rank of grandmaster (red belt) the highest possible belt awarded to living individuals in Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
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