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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Advanced Vol. 4 (Bonus) Helio Gracie - The Father of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Advanced Vol. 4 (Bonus) Helio Gracie - The Father of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Hélio Gracie (October 1, 1913 – January 29, 2009) was a Brazilian martial artist who, together with his brother Carlos Gracie, founded the martial art of Gracie jiu-jitsu and with Luiz França and Oswaldo Fadda the martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ). According to Rorion Gracie, his father Hélio is one of the first sports heroes in Brazilian history; he was named Man of the Year in 1997 by the American martial arts publication Black Belt magazine. A patriarch of the Gracie family, he was the father of Rickson, Royler, Royce, Relson, and Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) co-founder Rorion Gracie, among other sons and daughters.