RIP Carlson Gracie, Sr. ... 5 years ago today

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Carlson Gracie, Sr. (August 13, 1932 – February 1, 2006) was the eldest son of Carlos Gracie, founder of BJJ.

Carlson fought a total of eighteen vale tudo fights, with only one loss to Euclides Pereira in a fight that was held in Bahia. His first fight was against Capoeira practitioner Luiz "Cirandinha" Aguiar in this March 17, 1953. Carlson won after over an hour of fighting. His second match was a draw against Wilson "Passarito" Oliveira in May 1953. Carlson had a rematch in March 1954 in the longest fight of his career, which he won in the fifth 30 minute round. Most notable are his four matches with Valdemar Santana, who had defeated his uncle Hélio Gracie in a fabled match in May 1955. He beat Santana in the first fight avenging his family. In October 1955 Carlson fought Santana to a draw in a Jiu-Jitsu match. In 1956 and 1957 Carlson won two fights and in 1959 they fought to a draw.

Carlson Gracie trained many top competitors such as Allan Goes, Murilo Bustamante, Mario Sperry, Wallid Ismail, Pablo Popovitch, Kevin Christopher, Andre Pederneiras, Ricardo Liborio, Marcus Soares, Rodrigo Medeiros, Ricardo "Rey" Diogo, Marcelo Alonso and was also responsible for introducing and mastering Vitor Belfort into Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.  Carlson Gracie also trained Stephan Bonnar, a finalist in the UFC reality show The Ultimate Fighter 1. He was in Bonnar's corner during his legendary fight against eventual The Ultimate Fighter winner Forrest Griffin.

Carlson Gracie died on February 1, 2006, in Chicago, Illinois, of heart failure, apparently the result of complications of kidney stones (and possibly his pre-existing diabetes), following a hospitalisation of several days. At the time of his death he was a ninth degree red belt and was referred to as Grandmaster. Carlson considers his proudest achievement to be the scores of students that he has instilled with his love for the sport that changed his life.


 

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MickColins site profile image  

2/3/11 3:57 PM by MickColins

 ttt

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2/2/11 9:59 PM by MikeDawgyDawg

Rest in peace.Mad respect for a true warrior and innovator of modern day MMA.Ze Mario,Bustamonte,Wallid,Vitor,Carlos,Rodrigo,Todd,Bitteti,Man these dudes were wrecking people back in the day.Thank you forever Carlson.

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2/2/11 7:36 PM by MickColins

 From Twitter:   "Rest in Peace, Carlson Gracie"- Royler Gracie. "RIP"- Dennis Kang Renzo Gracie re-tweeted a tribute Video Ricardo Cavalacanti, Alan Moraes and some others gave some shout outs.

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2/2/11 7:19 PM by MickColins

 2nd Generation BJJ players/fighters from Carlson's students(not a complete list, mind you): Andre “Alemao” Vasconcellos  Bruno Razo  Rodrigo Antunes  Rodrigo Antunes Guimaraes  Michel “Buiu” Porfilo  Pedro Carvalho  Mario Roberto  Andre Luiz Gomes de “Dedeco” Almeida  Ricardo Arona  Pedro Duarte  Marcel Ferreira  Ricardo Grasso  Anderson Leal  Antonio Rogerio “Minotouro” Nogueira  Marcelo Perdomo  Mario Marcio Lemos  Martin H. Escobar  Chet Blalock  Jeff Neal  John Ramirez  Daniel Vianna  Pedro Vianna  Marcus “Kiko” Cacella  Richard Colavin  John Veloso Ouano  Arthur Ruff  Javier Vazquez  Marcos Aurelio  Eduardo “Dudu” Barros  Andre Candido  Rafael Carino  Gustavo Dantas  John Donehue  Danny Dring  Toni Pontes Emanuel  Wagney Fabiano  Marcio Galvao  Thales Leites  John Lewis  Nonato Machado  Roberto “Maguilla” Margues da Silva  Robson “Robinho” Moura  Carlos Pedro  B.J. Penn  Vitor Ribeiro  Joao Roque  Francisco Sa  Guillherme Santos  Leonardo Santos  Ivanilson Silva  Steve Silva  Renato “Charuto” Verissimo  Jovan Zerjal  Pablo Popovitch  Guilherme Assad Teixeira Eduardo Brigadeiro  Dinno Cherem  Felipao  Marcello Grosso  Andre Linhares  Joao “Frango” Luis  Roberto Matsumoto  Marcello Chapuis “Monteirao” Monteiro  Moacir “Boca” Oliveira  Marcelo Vanusa  Moises J. “Russo” Bormac  Daniel Christoph  Luis Sergio “Jaba” De Moraes Barros  Andre “Greg” Gaudio  Patricia “Patricinha” Hing  Eduardo Lerne  Alan “Alanzinho”Moraes  Fabio Novaes  Denis Kang  Omar J. Salvosa  Andrei Agostinho  Joao Amaral  Breno Angelo  Jonastas Loure  Fernando Maccachero  Joao Carlos Pereira  Ailton dos Santos  Adalberto Souza  Cleiton de Souza  Marcelo “Tetel” Andrade  Marco “Chuck” Antonio  Roberto de Moraes “Risada” Atalla  Joao Bandeira  Alessandro Barreto  Carlos “Carlao” Barreto  Guilherme Brafman  Fabio Brandao  Ricardo Brandao  Alex Britto  Benjamin Caldas  Eduardo Carvalho  Romulo Carvalho  Marcelo Cazuza  Mauro Chueng  Ney Cunha  James Davilla  Viktor Doria  Sergio Ferrari  Renato Ferro  Pablo Fragata  Marcelo Hertz  Jose Marcelo  Ricardo Marques  Rogerio Miranda  Alvaro Ramos  Ary Ribeiro  Aron Roichman  Murillo Rupp  Rod Samuel  Sergio Santos  Ricardo Sodre  Marcelo Voloch  Bruno Ximenes  Andre Brandao  Fernando Paradeda  Carlao Santos  Wilson Junior "Crazy" Tim Creuder" Miguel Torres Clark Gracie Cyborg Abreu Ramon Lemos Jose Aldo Rhadi Ferguson Jeff Monson Stephen Kesting Rousimar Palahares Tony Pachenski Dennis Kang MMA.Tv's very own SHEN & Andreh Anderson Din Thomas Joel Tudor

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2/2/11 7:00 PM by MickColins

Aaron Lapointe, black belt under Carlson, posted on the Atama forum that an old video of self-defense stuff from Carlson's old school has been found and is being cleaned up to release on DVD. Should be cool to see! List of Black Belts under Carlson Sr.:   Alberto dos Santos  André Mendes  Anselmo Montenegro  Antônio 'Tony Malone' Gadelha  Aaron Laponte  Antônio Ricardo Bittencourt Cavalcanti  Alexandre Nascimento de Oliveira  Alexandre Macedo  Allan Góes  Amaury Bitetti  André Pederneiras  Antônio Cláudio Correia Leite Buchaul  Antônio Ricardo Jardim Libório  Antônio 'Tuninho' Rodrigues  Ari Fernando 'Galo' Araujo Rocha  Armando 'Maninho' Alves Gonçalves Filho  Arthur Virgilio Neto  Bráulio Carsalade  Carley Gracie  Carlos 'Penão' Alexandre Conceição  Carlos Frederico Rodrigues  Carlos Antônio Rosado  Carlos 'Bagana' Lima  Carlos Henrique 'Caíque' Vieira Cavalcanti Gomes de Oliveira  Carlos Rollyson  Carlson Gracie Júnior  Christian Kennedy Grandi  Cássio Cardoso  Clayton de Souza  Clóvis de Souza  Crézio de Souza  Djalma José de Santana Filho  Edyr 'Monge' Moreira da Silva  Edson 'Baiano' Carvalho  Elair Gilberto da Silva Reis  Élcio Figueiredo  Fábio Macieira  Felipe Fígalo Barbosa  Fernando Carlos 'Nutri-Baby' Carvalho da Silva  Fernando 'Pinduca' Melo Guimarães  Fernando Rosenthal  Francisco 'Toco' Albuquerque Neto  Francisco 'Grego' Trivelas  Franco Cézar de Camargo  Jerônimo Dix-Huit Rosado Ventura  Jorge Popovitch Gustavo Gussen  Gutenberg Mello  João Antônio Fernandes Filho  José de Oliveira  José Eduardo Vieira Cavalcanti Gomes de Oliveira  José Mario Sperry  Júlio César 'Foca' Nunes  Leonardo 'Leo D'Ilha' Ferreira Borges  Luís Carlos 'Manimal' Mateus  Luís Carlos Vallois  Luís Cláudio Isaías de Souza  Luís Fernando 'Nando' Costa  Luís Roberto 'Bebeo' Duarte  Manoel Maria 'Maneco' Cardoso Neto  Marcel Laguna Duque Estrada  Marcelo Alonso Duque Novais  Marcelo Bustamante  Marcelo 'Bocão' Ferreira  Marcelo Mangueth  Marcelo 'Playmobil' Pache  Marcelo Procópio  Marcelo Saporito  Marcelo Tadeu Domingues de Oliveira  Marco Aurélio Kühner de Oliveira  Marco Aurélio Lisboa Valladares  Marcos 'Parrumpinha' da Matta  Marcos 'Flexa' Neves Mello  Marcus Vinícius de Macedo Soares  Marcus 'Conan' Vinícius Figueiredo da Silveira Júnior  Mauricio 'Saddam' Carneiro  Mário Cupertino  Miguel Kelner  Miguel Monteiro de Carvalho  Moisés Bormac  Murilo Bustamante  Orlando Saraiva  Osiris Maia  Oswaldo 'Paquetá' Gomes da Rosa  Oswaldo Vianna  Otávio Augusto 'Peixotinho' de Oliveira  Paulo 'Mamão' de Albuquerque Martins Pereira Filho  Paulo 'Paulão' Leite Filho  Pedro Paulo de Secco Freire  Renato Tavares  Ricardo de La Riva Goded  Ricardo Jucá Santos  Ricardo Luís 'Ray' Moraes Diogo  Ricardo Luíz Perrone  Ricardo 'Kiko' Velloso  Rinaldo Santos  Roberto Cardoso  Rocyan Gracie  Rodrigo Medeiros  Sérgio Abimerhy  Sérgio 'Bolão' de Souza  Sérgio Cohen  Sérgio Íris de Almeida  Vauvernargues 'Marinho' Xavier Vicentini  Vinicius 'Vinicinho' Cruz  Vitor Belfort  Wallid Ismail  Walter 'Soldado' da Silva  Walter Guimarães  Wander de Souza

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2/2/11 5:27 PM by Burton

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2/2/11 5:26 PM by Burton

What a generous coach. Like the day he invited me and another blue belt stay to watch his fight team train- Sperry, Bustamante, Wallid, Belfort, and others. Just amazing. Then, he insisted that we take part in the training. We probably actually took away from the training, but he treated everyone the same. I will never forget him coaching me to a Kimura against the other blue belt that day. One of several great memories of training with the legend. Muito Obrigado GM Carlson!

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2/2/11 4:45 PM by fingers 'n' teeth

An honor to learn from him and know him.RIP

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2/2/11 4:32 PM by eric-burdo

TTT for Grand Master Carlson, the reason I (and most likely all of us) even train Jiu-Jitsu today!Did you know that Jiu-Jitsu was almost dead in Brazil, until Carlson stepped up and defended the Gracie name against Waldemar Santana, bringing the family back into prominence.He was also the one who broke away from the family years later to teach the complete art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to non-Gracies, the first in the family to do so.I am so grateful and blessed to have met and trained with him, I will never forget those times!R.I.P. Grand Master.

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2/2/11 4:31 PM by biggator

+1000RIP Grandmaster



 

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