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Carlos "Carlinhos" Gracie Jr. is a Brazilian 8th-degree red and white belt Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner and instructor.[1] A member of the Gracie family, he is the son of Carlos Gracie, and first cousin to the Machado family brothers.

Carlos Gracie Jr.
Born (1956-01-17) January 17, 1956 (age 62)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Residence Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Style Brazilian jiu-jitsu
Teacher(s) Carlos Gracie, Helio Gracie, Rolls Gracie,
Rank          8th degree red/white belt

Gracie is the founder of the Confederação Brasileira de Jiu-Jitsu (CBJJ), also known as International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), which runs multiple jiu-jitsu tournaments around the world, including the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Pan American Championship and European Championship. He is also a co-founder of the well-known Gracie Barra team.

Gracie is also the creator and director of Gracie Magazine, a monthly Brazilian jiu-jitsu publication.



Carlinhos is one of twenty-one children fathered by Brazilian jiu-jitsu co-founder Carlos Gracie.[2] He has three children; daughter Caroline, son Kayron, and son Kyan.[3][4] Kayron is a black belt under his father and is an instructor at the Gracie Barra Mission Viejo.[5]

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  1. ^ "Founder of GB, Master Carlos Gracie Jr., has a new belt". Gracie Barra. 2015-05-01. Retrieved 2016-12-03. 
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  3. ^ Gracie Family Tree Archived September 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. URL accessed on June 5, 2009
  4. ^ Charles Gracie Family Tree Archived April 30, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. URL accessed on June 5, 2009
  5. ^ [1] URL accessed on April 4, 2010