Mitsuyo Maeda

Carlos Gracie


BeltName
Red Belt 10th Degree
Belt Awarded On
1/1/0001
Belt Awarded Status
Verified
Instructor Full Name
Mitsuyo Maeda
Started Training
9/14/1917
Weight Class
135
Birthday
9/14/1902
Current Gym
Gracie Humaita Rio de Janeiro
Achievements
One of the founders of BJJ, Carlos Gracie began training under Mitsuyo Maeda
 at the age of 15.  He used the knowledge and skills he learned from 
training to teach his brothers who would help him to develop BJJ into 
its own distinctive martial art.  Carlos refined his skills through an open 
invitation to fight anyone regardless of weight or fighting style despite 
being a modest 135 pounds.  He would go on to open Gracie 
Academia on April 18, 1952 in Rio de Janeiro with his younger brother 
Helio.



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