Carlson Gracie Jr. in the House

Carlson Gracie Jr. in the House

It has already become a traditional event in our gym. Since our first opening year, Master Carlson Gracie Junior comes to visit us and do a seminar to teach his special techniques where everyone can come and learn from the “source” of the gentle art, the old school Jiu Jitsu.

Stockman Jiu Jiysu Carlson Gracie Junior seminar

Carlson Gracie Jr. started Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 3 years old in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, under the direction of his father Grand Master Carlson Gracie with whom he is being training since. Besides training directly from the source, Junior attended, for 6 years, the Rio de Janeiro State University, where he obtained a Physical Education degree. In 1987, as a result of an invitation of the State Team Coach at the time, Orlando Barradas, who got really impressed by Carlson Junior's achievements, when Junior, after only a few months of his graduation as a Black Belt, won first place in one of the most important tournaments around the world “The Buda Cup”. In addition, on his way back to Brazil he won “The South American Championship”. After that, he went on a, "winning parade", that went from a challenge between martial Arts schools in Brazil, where he represented the Carlson Gracie Team. He also fought in Asia, in the, "Battle - Cage", and in Vegas at the the "Extreme Fighting Championship". He later, in Chicago, competed in Chicago Challenge where he won two years in the row. Since he retired from competitions, he became a very dedicated teacher of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. But last year (2016), after 18 years without competing, Junior was back on track in Las Vegas, at World Master Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship where he got his  bronze medal in a stacked division, winning his first match by choke vs Joseph Monahan of Gracie Elite Team. It was so excited and such a honor watching him on the mats!

Stockman Jiu Jitsu Carlson Gracie Junior seminar

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Junior believes it’s Important to have the Carlson Gracie Team continue having real Champions and to inspire the new generations in a better, more physically active, and more health oriented style of life based on the exercise, discipline, and the self-control that the practice of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu provides to its practitioners.

Don’t miss this opportunity to be for this special event at Stockman Jiu Jitsu on September 9th Saturday from 12 to 2 PM. For more information, follow the event on Facebook here.

Carlson Gracie Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu Intro

A video showing different aspects of the Carlson Gracie Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu School.