Gracie Humaitá

Gracie Humaitá       (pronounced ooh-my-tá)

or Academia Gracie de Jiu-Jitsu is a Jiu-Jitsu academy on Humaitá Street, in Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, founded by Grandmaster Helio Gracie. The Academy offers classes in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, as originally taught by Grandmaster Helio Gracie.

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The academy is located inside the Colégio Padre Antonio Vieira, a private Catholic school. What began in this academy later on became the worldwide sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. It was founded by Helio Gracie after the original Gracie Academy closed its doors in downtown Rio in the 1960s. Today the school focuses primarily in Sport Jiu-Jitsu.

The gym is currently run by Hélio’s sons, Royler and Rolker Gracie. Almost all of the fighters in the famous Gracie family, including Rickson, have trained at the school extensively.

On November 17,2009 the Gracie Competition Team Academy opened for business in San Diego California. The academy is affiliated with Royler Gracie and Gracie Humaita and is run by Professors Regis Lebre and Johnny Faria and of course Royler Gracie is there frequently to conduct classes.

Famous students of the Humaitá Academy include:

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