GRANDMASTER RELSON GRACIE
Grandmaster Relson Gracie is the second oldest son of Grandmaster Helio Gracie born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Relson started his Jiu-Jitsu life at the age of 2 and entered his first competition at age of 10. He continued on to be the Brazilian National Champion for 22 years straight - going undefeated in both his weight and open weight divisions. He became so popular among his friends and fans that he attained the nickname "Campeao" which means "Champion." Since retiring from competition and moving to Hawaii in 1988, Relson has produced some of the World's finest competitors and instructors. Relson is revered and loved by everyone he comes into contact with and continues to live a life dedicated to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
On April 6, 2013 Relson was awarded the final rank of 9th Degree Red Belt "Grandmaster" (the highest rank possible in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu that requires 40 combined years of Black Belt and Red-Black Belt activity). He is the only Grandmaster in the State of Hawaii and one of just a handful around the World. However, the single most important factor in Relson's history is again, he is a direct descendant of the "Genius" behind the art known as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu), Relson's father, Helio Gracie.
Pedro Sauer talks about Relson
Rigan Machado and Relson Gracie and the "good ol’ days"
I have had the priceless opportunity to learn Jiu-Jitsu straight from Relson Gracie, spending countless hours on the mats studying and practicing his system. I am unable to express how grateful I am to him and the genius of the Gracie family.