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3/2/13 1:50 PM
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What is the difference between the Gracie Barra and Gracie Gym....I am staring to see these Gracie Gyms popping up and they are part of the Gracie Elite Team. I know Rillion Gracie has his schools and they use the same colors which is orange and white.
3/2/13 3:01 PM
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The Gracie family is very big. Many family members branched out and created their own school. This is why you see so many "Gracie Gyms" out there.

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Gracie Barra is ran by Carlos Gracie Jr, son of Carlos Gracie Sr.
Gracie Humaita is ran by Royler and Rolker Gracie
Gracie Academy is ran by Rorion and his sons, Rener and Ryron Gracie

There's a really long Sherdog forum thread that goes through all the history about the family, drama and schools..
3/2/13 3:30 PM
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I think "Gracie Gym" is now a chain. Looks like they have a few locations in OC already.
3/2/13 3:52 PM
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CompanyBlue - I think "Gracie Gym" is now a chain. Looks like they have a few locations in OC already.

I see. If this is the school, http://www.gracieoc.com/, it looks like it's ran by Ronis Gracie.
3/2/13 4:18 PM
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Gracie gym is rillion I think Phone Post
3/2/13 4:28 PM
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One rillion dollars! Phone Post
3/2/13 4:50 PM
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killer2005 - The Gracie family is very big. Many family members branched out and created their own school. This is why you see so many "Gracie Gyms" out there.

For example:
Gracie Barra is ran by Carlos Gracie Jr, son of Carlos Gracie Sr.
Gracie Humaita is ran by Royler and Rolker Gracie
Gracie Academy is ran by Rorion and his sons, Rener and Ryron Gracie

There's a really long Sherdog forum thread that goes through all the history about the family, drama and schools..

Yeah I am aware of the Gracie history but this Gracie Gym is new. There is one in Plano,Texas that is ran by a Gracie Barra black belt. I want to know if it is Rillion's new association.
3/2/13 5:29 PM
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I think it is Rillion
3/2/13 5:30 PM
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One opened in the Chicago burbs recently, ex gb guy runs it. Phone Post
3/2/13 5:35 PM
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MickColins -  One opened in the Chicago burbs recently, ex gb guy runs it. Phone Post

Exactly...are GB BB's joining with Rillion and going to start a whole new team Gracie Gym. I personally like Rillion and I like his views on Jiu-Jitsu and his style. I know there is also Gracie Elite Team as well. Rillion stated that he is opening a school in California. I asked him when and he said real soon.
3/2/13 7:00 PM
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The OC Gracie Gyms are owned by Ronis Gracie. Really awesome guy with a couple of great gyms. One in Westminster and another in Irvine Phone Post
3/2/13 8:52 PM
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MickColins - One opened in the Chicago burbs recently, ex gb guy runs it. Phone Post
"Our professors are widely recognized as the Elite Jiu Jitsu practitioners in the world. Gracie Gym is the only academy representing the famous Gracie family in Chicago, IL."

The first part of that claim from the Gracie Gym Chicago website is false if they are referring to the owner, Pablo Ortega. The second part is also false. Phone Post
3/2/13 9:41 PM
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Holy shit. Is Pablo a black belt now? Phone Post
3/2/13 9:59 PM
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If Pablo Ortega can get affiliated by a team, than pretty much anyone waiving some cash can get affiliated with that team. Sorry but its the truth.

"Our professors are widely recognized as the Elite Jiu Jitsu practitioners in the world. Gracie Gym is the only academy representing the famous Gracie family in Chicago, IL."

I guess Carlson Gracie Jr. Isnt representing the Gracie Family? What about the Redzovic's?
3/2/13 10:04 PM
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QAM256 -  Holy shit. Is Pablo a black belt now? Phone Post

That's the word on the street.
3/2/13 10:53 PM
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3/3/13 12:41 AM
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QAM256 -  Holy shit. Is Pablo a black belt now? Phone Post

That's the word on the street.
Under who? Phone Post
3/3/13 1:45 AM
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OK... so what's the story with this Pablo Ortega character?

A quick google reveals people not "impressed" by his BJJ legitimacy.

Who is he/ what's the deal?
3/3/13 2:02 AM
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something to do with black belts not wanting to pay the franchise fees of GB gyms. i know of a guy who went with Elite, he couldn't justify the fees.

and ortega has been mentioned in the BB who shouldnt be thread
3/3/13 11:09 AM
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shen - OK... so what's the story with this Pablo Ortega character?

A quick google reveals people not "impressed" by his BJJ legitimacy.

Who is he/ what's the deal?
I didn't mean to derail this thread. I know nothing about the rest of the gracie gym organization so I can't speak on that. I only mentioned Pablo because knowing the history of his school, his belt promotions, and his lack of "live training", the Gracie Gym Chicago website is downright deceptive. Phone Post
3/4/13 3:48 AM
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Im at Gracie Gym Plano, Tx. I love it!!!
3/4/13 6:16 AM
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They should open one up in Torrance, ca.

3/4/13 6:34 AM
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They should open one up in Torrance, ca.


Yep. I know the perfect location too - inside Leo Vieira's new gym, which is inside Rodrigo Gracie's new school.

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3/4/13 8:43 AM
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For those who were asking, Gracie Gym / Gracie Elite are the same thing and is headed by Rilion & Crolin Gracie.
3/4/13 1:29 PM
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Renzo, Ralph, Charles, Kyra, Rillion, Crolin, Rodrigo, Ceaser, and others are all part of Gracie Elite.

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