About Clark Gracie
Pan American & World Masters Champion, Clark Gracie is the grandson of Carlos Gracie senior, the original founder of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. His father, Carley Gracie was one of the first to teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the US and is one of the very few 9th degree red belts in the world.
Clark started training Jiu-Jitsu at the age of ten at his father's academy in San Francisco, California where he grew up. At the age of 15 he accompanied his father to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where he remained for the next few years, training and living the art.
Clark received his black belt in 2010 from his father (red-belt Grand Master Carley Gracie) at Rodrigo Medeiro's Academy in Pacific Beach, San Diego.
Clark Gracie remains an active and highly accomplished top ranking Jiu-Jitsu competitor, traveling the world teaching Jiu-Jitsu, and running Clark Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy based in San Diego and La Jolla.
- Clark Gracie is a 2013 Pan American champion in the middleweight division, submitting his opponent in the finals with his signature omoplata, or clarkoplata, finish.
- Clark Gracie was awarded the Submission of the year award from the World Jiu-Jitsu Expo for his Pan Am 2013 final match for his omoplata finish.
- Clark Gracie has won countless competitions and continues to be an active and progressive part of the Gracie and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu art in both sport jiu-jitsu and the traditional components of the art. He is a top ranking Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and a highly sought after and knowledgable instructor.