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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.