Cesar Gracie is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt who trains a number of top fighters in Pleasant Hill, California. Gracie is a member of the Gracie family, the son of Sonja Gracie-Gronning (who is the daughter of Carlos Gracie) and not to be confused with his cousin also named Cesar Gracie who is the son of Reylson Gracie.
Cesar received his black belt from Carlos Robson Gracie on February 15, 1992. At that time Robson Gracie headed the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. In 1996 Cesar Gracie received another certificate from Carlos Gracie Jr., founder of Confederação Brasileira de Jiu-Jitsu (CBJJ) and son of Carlos Gracie who along with brother Helio Gracie were the co-founders of "Gracie Jiu Jitsu", also known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Cesar Gracie was the 3rd Gracie in North America to open a Gracie Jiu Jitsu Gym (the first was his uncle Carley Gracie in 1972 and his cousin Rorion Gracie in 1978. Cesar's students include black belts David Terrell, Jake Shields and Nick Diaz, brown belts Nate Diaz who won the Ultimate Fighter Season 5 and Bret Bergmark, as well as purple belt Gilbert Melendez.
On March 10, 2006, Gracie made his mixed martial arts debut, taking on former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Frank Shamrock in the main event of the Strikeforce — Shamrock vs. Gracie pay-per-view event. Shamrock knocked out Gracie just 21 seconds into the first round.
Cesar Gracie is also well known for his DVD instructional series.
MMA record Edit
|Professional record breakdown|
|6||0 wins||1 loss|
|Loss||0-1||Frank Shamrock||KO (Punch)||Strikeforce: Shamrock vs. Gracie||10 March 2006||1||0:21||San Jose, California|
- Cesar Gracie Academy Website
- Cesar Gracie Academy MySpace
- Cesar Gracie's mixed martial arts statistics at Sherdog.com