Who Is Clark Gracie – One Of Anderson’s Martial Arts Frequently Visiting Guest Instructors & Friends

In 2010 Clark Gracie was awarded his black belt under his father Grand Master Carley Gracie.  Now he finds himself on top of podiums at worldwide events against some of the best competitors in the world.  .

Being the grandson of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu founder Carlos Gracie, Clark has had a large legacy to live up to. He does it with grace, fluidity and apparent ease. Over the course of his career he has used the skills taught to him by his family to develop a style all his own. This same style is setting the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world on fire. Under the tutelage of his father Carley Gracie, and his coach Rodrigo Medeiros, Clark has become the most active competing member of the Gracie family.

The majority of the year you will find Clark teaching at his San Diego academies, but also enjoys to travel abroad, mostly for tournaments and seminars, but also to taste the flavors of jiu-jitsu worldwide. With quite a nomadic childhood, this should not surprise anyone. His love of travel stems from growing up between San Francisco and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As much as Clark enjoys the sights abroad he is always happy to return to his Southern California home in San Diego, California. It is here that Clark teaches and practices the family values passed down to him from preceding generations.

Competitions:

2015

  • US National Pro Jiu-jitsu Championship – 1st place Division, 2nd place Absolute

2014

  • Metamoris match vs Rafael Mendes -Draw
  • Five Grappling Texas Championship – 1st place

2013

  • Winner at Copa Podio Desafia das Cidades Superfight vs Diego Borges
  • 3rd place Abu Dhabi World Pro tournament San Diego
  • 1st Place Pan American Championship

2012

  • GSPN Jiu-Jitsu Superfight Champion
  • 3rd place European jiu jitsu championship
  • 3rd place Arizona international open -absolute division
  • 2nd place world pro abu dhabi trials tournament
  • 3rd place at Pan American tournament
  • 2nd Place New York Open Jiu-Jitsu Championships
  • ADCC Israel Tournament Superfight Champion
  • 2nd place British Open Jiu-Jitsu Competition
  • 2nd Place Invad Tahiti No Gi Invitational Pro Tournament
  • 3rd Place European No Gi Championship
  • 2nd Place World No Gi Championship

2011

  • 3rd Place World Championship Jiu-Jitsu
  • 1st Place Samurai Jiu-Jitsu Pro
  • 3rd Place Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship
  • 3rd Place Abu Dhabi Trials
  • 2nd Place Chicago Open

2010

  • 1st Place American Nationals
  • 1st Place New York Open
  • 2nd Place Pan American Championship
  • 1st Place World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup – Abu Dhabi Trials 2010

2009

  • 1st Place World No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championships
  • 1st Place US National No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Championships
  • 1st Place Grapplers Quest

2007

  • 2nd Place No-Gi Worlds
  • 2nd Place American Nationals
  • 1st Place Fabio Santos Open

2006

  • 1st Place California Classic International
  • 1st Place Arizona State Grappling Challenge
  • 1st Place American Nationals
  • Pan American Medalist in April

2005

  • 1st Place American Nationals
  • 1st Place Champion in the San Diego Open
  • 1st Place South Bay Jiu-Jitsu Tournament

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