Monday, February 2, 2009

In Memory of Helio Gracie

The world of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lost its founding father last Thursday when Helio Gracie died at the age of 95 in Itaipava, Rio de Janeiro. Helio lived a full life and succumbed to natural causes.

We at Street Sports wish to pay our respects to Helio and the Gracie family. If it were not for our hero Helio, Street Sports Academy would not exist, Renato would not be here in the US, and all of our students would not have the gift of Jiu Jitsu in our everday lives.

We remembered Helio Gracie with a bow and a moment of silence on our knees on Saturday.

Helio Gracie

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