Renzo Gracie

Renzo Gracie is a world renown Brazilian mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner. A member of the Gracie family of Brazil, Renzo is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Carlos Gracie Jr.

Renzo debuted in the Brazilian valetudo circuit. He had his first match against kickboxer Luiz Augusto Alvareda, whom he dominated with his grappling ability and submitted by rear naked choke. After the match, he moved to United States to teach Brazilian jiu jitsu.

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“We are not in the business of martial arts. We are in the business of building confidence. Confidence not only to defend yourself—we help build the confidence required to face life.”

~ Master Renzo Gracie

Renzo Gracie Academy is located in Manhattan, NYC and teaches the practices of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, and MMA.

Established in 1996, the Renzo Gracie Academy in Midtown Manhattan continues being one of the world’s leading schools in martial arts.

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Renzo Gracie

One of My Mentors

I believe in mentors and mentoring. Learning through other people who have been there and done that.

My mentors have given me a part of their lives - selflessly just through the simple act of mentoring me and having fun.

~ Alan Teo, Founder, Renzo Gracie Fort Lee / TEO BJJ



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