Relson Gracie

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Relson Gracie is the second oldest son of Grandmaster Helio Gracie, the man who is credited as innovating the Jiu-Jitsu taught by Mitsuyo “Count Koma” Maeda into what is now known as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, also referred to as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Relson was born into a legendary fighting family. His fighting spirit was evident since his birth and he began to learn the techniques of Gracie JiuJitsu at the tender age of 2.

Professor Helio directed his never ending energy into competition at the age of 10 and Relson became and remained a champion for 22 years! After feeling that he had nothing more to prove in competition, Relson handed the reigns over to his brother Rickson to maintain the Gracie family's championship streak. Relson then focused on building champions.

Although Relson’s techniques are deeply rooted in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, as taught to him by his father, Grandmaster Helio Gracie, his personal style has focused on “street effective” techniques. As such, he has developed a Jiu-Jitsu designed for defending yourself in a survival situation where there are no rules. Today, Relson Gracie has over 40 associations that he regularly visits across the US and internationally and is growing rapidly. Because of this, he has traveled the world and taught his style of Jiu-Jitsu to a wide range of students, including local law enforcement, the U.S. Military, Secret Service, D.E.A., and F.B.I., in addition to individuals who simply sought mental and physical improvement.