Daniel Correia, commonly known as Daniel “Moraes” is a former Brazilian Jiu Jitsu World Champion who earned his black belt rank training with Royler Gracie, Moraes also became one of the head coaches at the Relson Gracie academy. In his competitive career, Daniel Moraes earned over 350 wins in between BJJ and Grappling tournaments
Daniel Moraes Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Daniel Correia
Nickname: “Moraes” is not actually Daniel’s last name and is more of a nickname Daniel acquired as a child in association with his highly respected uncle Jose Moraes
Main Achievements as a Black Belt (BJJ):
- 2x World Champion (2003, 2004);
- Pan American Champion (2004);
- Winner of the ADCC Brazilian Trials (2003, NoGi World Champion (2008);
- 3x Brazilian NoGi National Champion (2007, 2006, 2005);
- 3x Copa America Champion (2010, 2009, 2008);
- Arnold/Gracie World’s (2007, 2006, 2005);
- World No-Gi Silver Medallist (2010)
Favourite Position/Technique: Likes the Top Position (Guard Passer) and Chokes
Weight Division: Lightweight and Middleweight
Team/Association: Relson Gracie
Important DVD Releases: Mastering Escapes: Counters & Defenses
Daniel Moraes Biography
Daniel “Moraes” Correira was born on the 18th of August 1981 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He first started training when he was 5 years old at the “Iate Clube Jardim Guanabara”.
He trained under Master Royler Gracie and Marcelo Clemente throughout his Jiu Jitsu career in Brazil, being awarded his black belt by the pair in 2002, after having won 2 Mundial (World Championships) Gold Medals in the lower belts (Blue 1999, Purple 2000) and many other important Tournaments.
When Daniel Moraes moved to the United States to teach Jiu Jitsu, he sought out Relson Gracie and has been affiliated with him ever since.
Daniel also fights in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) rules. He had a run in between 2006 and 2008, were picked up a submission win over UFC veteran Matt Brown, and is today pondering a return to the cage.
Daniel Moraes vs Allen Berube “Monstah”
Daniel Moraes vs Denilson Soldani
Daniel Moraes vs Lucas Lepri
Daniel Moraes vs Matt Arroyo