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About Master Renzo Gracie

With his Fodacy® mindset, humble demeanor, giant charisma, and tremendous fighting and teaching record, Master Renzo Gracie is a true martial arts icon.

The Academies

The three official Renzo Gracie Academies (RGAs) are in New York City. The Midtown location (casually known as The Blue Basement) was the first RGA in the world.

The History of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Learn about the origins of BJJ, its role in the development of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), and how the Gracies came to dominate the art.

The Gracie Legacy

The Gracies have made notable contributions to the sport and self-defense characteristics of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.