Founders of Brazillian Jiu Jitsu

Relson “Campeao” Gracie is a retired professional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter and martial arts personality. He is a member of the legendary Gracie family.Relson currently lives in Hawaii where he still teaches Gracie Jiu-Jitsu at his academy in Honolulu. There are many Relson Gracie affiliated academies and associations throughout the U.S. which keep him traveling regularly.

Relson is the second oldest son of Helio Gracie, who along with Carlos Gracie, is credited for innovating the Kodokan Judo taught by Mitsuyo “Count Koma” Maeda into what is now known as Gracie or “Brazilian” Jiu Jitsu. Relson began learning the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu at the age of two, began competing at the age of ten, and earned his black belt when he was 18.[2] He went 22 years undefeated as the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National Champion.[3]

Although Relson’s techniques are deeply rooted in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Relson also emphasizes “street effective” techniques. Relson’s Jiu-Jitsu has evolved to help defend yourself in a survival situations where there are no rules.