The Gracie family are synonymous with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. By now I'm sure everyone knows about the exploits of Helio, Carlson, Rickson, Royce, Roger etc etc. If not, then I recommend Kid Peligro's book, the Gracie Way as a good start. But what about the other members of this huge extended family? Do they train in the sport? Is their surname a burden or a door opener?

I wanted to find some really obscure Gracie fighters out there and perchance, I was also asked by a new BJJ website to write an article. The website is www.uk-bjj.com and my article, "10 Gracies Who You Probably Never Heard Of Before (but maybe should)" is up online now.

But before you click on it and read the article, here is a quick quiz:

  • Which member of the Gracie family is the only Gracie to win gold at this year's IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu tournament?
  • Name two Gracies who have fought each other in an official BJJ tournament (there have been only two such vases that I know about)?  
  • Who co-wrote the Gracie Self Defence book alongside Royce and what is his lineage?
  •  Which Gracie is the only member to be recorded on tape 'losing' a Gracie challenge fight?
  •  Who is Rorion Gracie's daughter Rose married to?

Cheers!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.graciemag.com/en/2010/04/gracie-versus-gracie/

Meerkatsu said...

Aha! I stand corrected. thanks!

Matt said...

Which member of the Gracie family is the only Gracie to win gold at this year's IBJJF Pan Jiu-Jitsu tournament?

- Rolando Gracie III, the little-known Guatemalan Gracie with a 15 stripe red, black and purple belt and matching suspenders.

Name two Gracies who have fought each other in an official BJJ tournament (there have been only two such vases that I know about)?

- That would be Rupert Gracie and Hohihania Gracie at the Copa de Copacabanacapa, 1973. The match ended in a draw with both of their mustaches so badly entangled that the emergency services and a local barber were called in after 45 minutes of facial-hair based grappling.

Who co-wrote the Gracie Self Defence book alongside Royce and what is his lineage?

Stephen King. The idea of a horror/jiu jitsu crossover had appealed to publishers at the time but was later revealed to be "shit" . King's lineage is white chalk on a tarmac road that has been rubbed out a bit.

Which Gracie is the only member to be recorded on tape 'losing' a Gracie challenge fight?


Trick question! No Gracie has ever lost a tape on film and if he did it's because the opponent was a cheating swine who grabbed Rorion's mustache at least 12 times during the match.

Who is Rorion Gracie's daughter Rose married to?

Bob Geldoff.

Meerkatsu said...

lmao!

Junior Familia said...

i watched Kayron Gracie win at the pan ams..
the rest idk! =( i do have the gracie book tho!

Gregory said...

Lets see

Kayron

ryron fought crosley back in the day

charles wrote the book with Royce and he was one of Carlsons sons.

Helio lost the challenge match to Kimura

roses husband is Javier Vazquez