Early Influences of Master Carlos Gracie Jr.
The earliest influences of Master Carlos Gracie Jr. were his family – including his father, Great Grand Master Carlos Gracie Sr., his uncle Great Grand Master Helio Gracie, and his brother, Rolls Gracie. Each of these men contributed to Master Carlos Gracie Jr.’s love for Jiu-Jitsu, his technical skill development, and the philosophies that would propel him forward to be an advocate for the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu to students around the world. He is our premier example of discipline, cooperation, and dedication to the art.
The Teaching Style
From student to athlete to instructor, Master Carlos Gracie Jr. worked to build a knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu and a method for sharing that knowledge with others. One of the reasons why he has been so successful at doing this is because he has not focused on just one, singular aspect of teaching. He doesn’t put all his efforts into technique – his approach encompasses many various aspects that are all relevant to both students and school owners.
Philosophy – Master Carlos Gracie Jr. has always dedicated time and attention to sharing the philosophy behind his Jiu-Jitsu teachings…