Master Carlos Gracie Jr. earns his 8th Degree Red and White “Coral” Belt

Carlos Gracie Jr. earns the 8th Degree Black and White Coral Belt Master in BJJ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Congratulations to Master Carlos Gracie Jr. on earning his 8th Degree, Red and White “Coral” Belt

Carlos Gracie Jr., Head of Gracie Barra
Carlos Gracie Jr., Head of Gracie Barra

The belt was presented by 8th Degree Mauricio Robbe de Almeida.  Becoming a Master in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is not an easy feat.  Carlos Gracie Jr. is now 10 years away from joining the ranks of Grand Masters in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

At Grappling Mastery, we are honored to have Carlos Gracie Jr. in our BJJ Ancestry!  After Rolls Gracie died from a hang gliding accident, Professor Marcio Simas began training with Master Rickson Gracie and Master Carlos Gracie Jr.  Earning his 6th Degree Black Belt and moving to

Marcio Simas and Carlos Gracie Jr.
Marcio Simas and Carlos Gracie Jr.

Central Florida where eventually he met Brian Ruscio.  A Greco-Roman and Freestyle Wrestler, Professor Brian Ruscio studied under Marcio Simas and even worked for him at his BJJ Academy in Orlando, Florida for the next 8 years before moving and opening Grappling Mastery Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA Academy in Mount Dora, Florida.

Brian Ruscio receiving his Black Belt on September 30, 2012 from Marcio Simas of Gracie Barra
Brian Ruscio receiving his Black Belt on September 30, 2012 from Marcio Simas of Gracie Barra

 

 

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