Relson Gracie "Campeao"
Relson Gracie is the second oldest son of Grandmaster Helio Gracie
Relson began learning Jiu-Jitsu at the age of 2 and entered his first
competition at age of 10. He continued on to be the Brazilian
National Champion for 22 years straight - going undefeated in both
his weight and open weight divisions. He became so popular among
his friends and fans that he attained the nickname "Campeao" which
means "Champion." In addition to their supremacy in Jiu-Jitsu
competition, the Gracieís have demonstrated their martial arts mastery
in Vale Tudo, Portuguese for "Anything Goes." Decades before Mixed
Martial Arts events were held, these no holds barred wars were being
waged in the stadiums of Brazil. Relson, along with his brothers and
cousins defended the Gracie name in the ultimate arena, the mean
streets of Brazil. Even in true "no holds barred" matches, where it was
often a matter of survival, Relson and the Gracie family maintained its
dominance and proved that Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is the most effective style.
Relson was more than happy to not only defend the family name, but
also prove the effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Relsonís ferocious
fighting style quickly garnered him the reputation that, of all the
Gracieís, he was the last one you wanted to test yourself against.
Since retiring from competition and moving to Hawaii in 1988, Relson
has produced some of the World's finest competitors and instructors.
Relson Gracie is revered and loved by everyone he comes into contact
with and continues to live a life dedicated to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Relson
travels to the mainland often yet, while in Hawaii, he can be found
performing seminars at his local associations.