RIP Grand Master Helio Gracie

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RIP Grand Master Helio Gracie

#1 Postby ronnie kray » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:10 pm




Grand Master Helio Gracie
10.01.13 - 01.29.09

Helio Gracie, legendary patriarch of the Gracie family and father of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has passed away at the age of 95, according to a report by

Gracie was recognized worldwide for his accomplishments in the sport of jiu-jitsu, as well as crossing over into other formats, while also serving as father to legends like Royce, Rickson, and Rorion Gracie, who helped found the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

A 10th degree red belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Helio was a national hero in Brazil. His family name has carried on for generations of some of the best grapplers in the entire world, with their style defining a sport.

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Re: RIP Grand Master Helio Gracie

#2 Postby Vegan Joe » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:25 pm

95 can't complain about that.

Celebrate a good life!


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Re: RIP Grand Master Helio Gracie

#3 Postby Trev » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:50 pm

RIP Grand Master Helio

Definitely a life to celebrate and I'm sure he left at peace with himself and his contribution to the world.

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