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MMA Hall of Fame: Carlos Gracie

Written on March 20, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Another Gracie is featured at this week's MMA Hall of Fame -- Carlos Gracie.

Carlos Gracie is Helio Gracie’s older brother. Born on September 14, 1902, he was the first Gracie to learn Judo from a Japanese emigrant to Brazil, Otavio Mitsuyo Maeda. Carlos Gracie then passed the teachings to his brothers Oswaldo Gastao Jr., Jorge and Helio. In 1925, he and his brothers opened their first academy in Brazil, paving the way for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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