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    Ralph Gracie & Family raising awareness for a personal cause; Childhood Leukemia

    Tue, 2012-05-01 21:40 — TapOrNap

    Ralph & Flavia Gracie's 4 year old son Rygan Gracie was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2011. 

    Caio Terra BJJ World Champ

    Tue, 2011-04-19 15:44 — TapOrNap

    Caio Terra is a World Black Belt Jiu Jitsu Champion who fights for the Gracie Fighter team out of the Gracie Academy in Pleasant Hill, California. The Brazilian black belt, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil came to California just over three years ago.

    In 2008, Caio earned his first World Black Belt Championship title. In consecutive years to follow, Caio earned the right to be called the 2008, 2009 and 2010 and now the World NO-GI Black Belt Champion. Caio just recently won the 2011 Pan Ams.

    14yo Gracie Phenom takes 1st Place Blue Belt Division

    Fri, 2010-11-19 11:49 — TapOrNap

    Ralph Gracie’s 14 year old phenom Joseph Guerrero displayed a world class performance taking three first place gold medals at last weekends Gracie Invitational. The event was hosted by Cesar Gracie. The most notable win was placing first in the Adult Blue Belt 155lb division.

    Rising Gracie Jiu Jitsu stars shine on the Bay Area

    Sat, 2010-10-23 14:34 — TapOrNap

    Andrew and Gabriel Alviar from Team Ralph Gracie in Dublin, California have been placing in the top 3 spots in many of the major tournaments nationwide. Andrew Alviar (age 12) and Gabriel Alviar (age 10) began training almost 3 years ago.

    Young Gracie Fighter Jordan Manibusan

    Fri, 2010-10-01 12:47 — TapOrNap

    Jordan Manibusan is 13 years old and has been training in Gracie Jiu Jitsu for approximately 5 years. The majority of his training has been spent at the Ralph Gracie academy in Dublin; CA. Jordan continues his journey as a Gracie fighter, currently training under Caio Terra at the Ultimate Fitness Academy in San Ramon, CA.

    Jordan has enjoyed competing throughout his career and now wrestles for his school as well. This additional training and competition only adds to his skill set on the mat.

    Ralph Gracie's Newest Brown Belt, Sean Roberts

    Tue, 2010-09-21 11:13 — TapOrNap

    This past week was a big week for the Gracie Jiu Jitsu phenom, Sean Roberts.  Sean was promoted to Brown Belt by Ralph Gracie.  Two days after receiving his brown belt, Sean competed in the 2010 Gracie Open in San Francisco.

    California Amateur MMA Organization Events Start This Weekend!

    Fri, 2010-09-10 10:01 — TapOrNap

    This weekend kicks off the first of The California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization (CAMO) events. CAMO is holding statewide single elimination tournaments to crown state champions in 8 weight divisions (135lb, 145lb, 155lb, 170lb, 185lb, 205lb, 230lb, and Heavyweight.)

    BJJ Red Belt Darcio Lira visiting California

    Wed, 2010-09-08 14:42 — TapOrNap

    Master Darcio Lira, a ninth degree red belt from Fortaleza, Brazil has been sharing his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu knowledge at his son Darlynson Lira’s academy in Pleasanton, CA.

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