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The Real
Gracie Family Tree

It would be an understatement to say that the Gracies were prolific, and their abundance really complicates laying out a family tree for this sprawling Brazilian martial arts family. So, to simplify the presentation, we will start with the first generation first, and go on from there.

The Gracie family story begins with George Gracie, who emigrated from Scotland to Brazil. It is his son Gastão Gracie, who was the father of Carlos Gracie and who arranged for Carlos to study classical Japanese Jiu-Jitsu with the former Japanese champion, Mitsuyo Maeda (known in Brazil as Conde Koma, the "Count of Combat").

First Generation of Gracie Fighters

Second Generation of Gracies

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