We would like to first thank everyone that came out for theBrazilian Jiu Jitsu seminar on Friday, March 23rd, and made it a success. Carlson Gracie Jr. ran through a series oftechniques, showing each one with explicit detail. There was no technique tooadvanced for anyone but the amount of detail in each one made it valuable forall levels of practitioners. He beganshowing some half guard sweeps and set ups, then moved on to a back attackseries and then some closed guard techniques. This was a huge event for theIndianapolis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu scene.
The mats were full at Carlson Gracie Indianapolis BrazilianJiu Jitsu. We had visitors from all over Indiana and some up fromKentucky. Carlson brought a friend ofhis, Justin Gaffney, the owner of a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school in NorthernCalifornia to also assist him with the techniques.
It was a great time for all of the Carlson GracieIndianapolis Jiu Jitsu members and non-members alike. Maintaining our open door policy for allevents, we had a good mix of people that attended. Everyone that came got a lot out of the JiuJitsu Seminar. We plan to have CalsonGracie Jr back again this year along with a lot of other names to be announced.
Carlson Gracie Jr. was born in the state of Rio de JaneiroBrazil on July 27, 1969. He started Jiu-Jitsu at the age of three under thedirection of his father, Grand Master Carlson Gracie. For 6 years Juniorattended the Rio de Janeiro State University, where he obtained a PhysicalEducation degree. Junior was nicknamed "El Principe de Jiu-Jitsu" or"The Prince of Jiu-Jitsu" and is a practitioner of BrazilianJiu-Jitsu and a member of the Gracie family. He is the third child and only sonof the legendary Carlson Gracie, Sr. and the grandson of the founder ofBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu Carlos Gracie.
Carlson Junior holds a 5th Degree Black Belt in BJJ and alsoa black belt in Judo under the famous Brazilian Judo Master Georges Mehdi.Junior also was a ranked participant in Greco-Roman Wrestling and earned a spoton a Brazilian Greco-Roman team that traveled around South America. Junior won6 titles as a Greco-Roman wrestler.
Carlson Jr. taught at his father's school in Rio de Janeirobefore moving to the United States. The original Carlson Gracie School produceddozens students whom excelled in BJJ and MMA/Vale Tudo. The school became knownas "The Den of Champions". Junior won 10 titles in Jiu-Jitsu andhelped train multiple champions that made up the Carlson Gracie ArrebentacaoCompetition Team that dominated the Jiu-Jitsu scene in the 1980's and 1990's.
Carlson Gracie Indianapolis Jiu Jitsu
916 E. Main St.
Greenwood, IN. 46143