Carlson Gracie Jr Seminar March 2012
We would like to first thank everyone that came out for the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar on Friday, March 23rd, and made it a success. Carlson Gracie Jr. ran through a series of techniques, showing each one with explicit detail. There was no technique too advanced for anyone but the amount of detail in each one made it valuable for all levels of practitioners. He began showing some half guard sweeps and set ups, then moved on to a back attack series and then some closed guard techniques. This was a huge event for the Indianapolis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu scene.
The mats were full at Carlson Gracie Indianapolis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We had visitors from all over Indiana and some up from Kentucky. Carlson brought a friend of his, Justin Gaffney, the owner of a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school in Northern California to also assist him with the techniques.
It was a great time for all of the Carlson Gracie Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu members and non-members alike. Maintaining our open door policy for all events, we had a good mix of people that attended. Everyone that came got a lot out of the Jiu Jitsu Seminar. We plan to have Calson Gracie Jr back again this year along with a lot of other names to be announced.
Carlson Gracie Jr. was born in the state of Rio de Janeiro Brazil on July 27, 1969. He started Jiu-Jitsu at the age of three under the direction of his father, Grand Master Carlson Gracie. For 6 years Junior attended the Rio de Janeiro State University, where he obtained a Physical Education degree. Junior was nicknamed "El Principe de Jiu-Jitsu" or "The Prince of Jiu-Jitsu" and is a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and a member of the Gracie family. He is the third child and only son of the legendary Carlson Gracie, Sr. and the grandson of the founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Carlos Gracie.
Carlson Junior holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in BJJ and also a black belt in Judo under the famous Brazilian Judo Master Georges Mehdi. Junior also was a ranked participant in Greco-Roman Wrestling and earned a spot on a Brazilian Greco-Roman team that traveled around South America. Junior won 6 titles as a Greco-Roman wrestler.
Carlson Jr. taught at his father's school in Rio de Janeiro before moving to the United States. The original Carlson Gracie School produced dozens students whom excelled in BJJ and MMA/Vale Tudo. The school became known as "The Den of Champions". Junior won 10 titles in Jiu-Jitsu and helped train multiple champions that made up the Carlson Gracie Arrebentacao Competition Team that dominated the Jiu-Jitsu scene in the 1980's and 1990's.