9th Degree Red Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Grand Master “Relson Gracie” is the second oldest son of the late 10th Degree Red Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Grand Master “Helio Gracie”, who along with his brother, the late Carlos Gracie, are credited for innovating the Kodokan Judo taught by Mitsuyo “Count Koma” Maeda into what is now known as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Reality Based Self Defense). Grand Master Relson Gracie began learning the art of Gracie JiuJitsu at the age of two directly under his father, Grand Master Helio Gracie. Grand Master Relson Gracie began competing at the age of ten, and earned his black belt when he was eighteen. He went 22 years undefeated as the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National Champion. Although Relson’s techniques are deeply rooted in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Relson puts more emphasis on the “street effectiveness” of Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu techniques. Relson’s Jiu-Jitsu has evolved to help in self defense in situations that are absent of rules. Relson received his 9th Degree Red Belt and become a Grand Master in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in April 2013. You will often see 9th Degree Red Belt Grand Master Relson Gracie on our mats directly instructing our students in Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
We are in the direct linage of this art, and the co-founder of Gracie JiuJitsu is our direct instructor.