All About Ralph Gracie
Joined: 31 Dec 1969
The Pit Bull of the Gracie Family.
Ralph Gracie has been a champion fighter for over ten 10 years and has been called one of the best ground fighters in the world. He has fought in major events including Extreme Fighting and Pride Bushido. He was born into and has studied Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over twenty years. Anyone of his competitors can tell you Ralph is here to do one thing - WIN! Ralph has dedicated his life to teaching the incredible fighting system known today around the world as Gracie Jiu Jitsu. He currently has 6 academies in California in which all are run by Black Belts directly under him.
Along with spending time with his family, Ralph frequently trains and spends time at all of his academies. He also visits his brother's academy; Renzo Gracie in New York from time to time. Ralph's focus on his teachings consist mainly of learning the techniques, executing them correctly, training and more training. He has said more than once, 'It is better to die, than not train.' His fighting style backs this theory as well as his teaching delivery.