Carley Gracie talks coming to America

source: fightlifetv

Video profile of Carley Gracie, 8th degree Black Belt and 11th child of Brazilian jiu-jitsu founder Carlos Gracie. Carley details how he made his way to America from Brazil, fought challenge matches, and built up his school and the family name over the next several decades.

Carley started teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the US in the early 70s and engaged in an extended legal battle with UFC co-founder Rorion Gracie. The court case ended with among other decisions, a jury verdict finding that Rorion lacked a valid federal service mark for the name "Gracie Jiu-Jitsu."

For a breakdown of the legal case, check out


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tiger07 site profile image  

11/1/12 9:01 AM by tiger07

Great vid

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11/1/12 8:53 AM by Reynaldo Poullard


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11/1/12 7:13 AM by zora_d_1991


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11/1/12 5:33 AM by PTM2020

very cool   ttt

truehonor site profile image  

10/31/12 9:58 PM by truehonor

Sounds like a he would be outsatnding to learn from. Great mini-documentry.

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10/31/12 8:07 PM by Mentaljim

Good film.

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10/31/12 7:43 PM by Mix6APlix

  Not what I was hoping for.

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10/31/12 7:21 PM by QAM256


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10/31/12 7:15 PM by de braco


Mix6APlix site profile image  

10/31/12 6:39 PM by Mix6APlix

Is she as hot as Kyra?