Kayron Gracie the grandson of Gracie jiu jitsu founder Carlos Gracie Senior. He is also the son of Carlos Gracie Junior and an important BJJ competitor of his own merit, having won prestigious tournaments such as the Pan American championship and the world championship. A member of the Gracie Barra academy (which his father founded), Kayron Gracie is a continuation of the Gracie Family’s dominance in the sport of jiu jitsu.
Kayron Gracie Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Kayron Gracie
Main Competitive Achievements:
- World Champion (2008 brown)
- 3x Pan American Champion (2010 black, 2007 purple, 2006 blue)
- World Nogi Champion (2007 purple)
- 5x Brazilian National Junior Champion (2004 blue, 2003 orange, 2001, 2000 & 1998 yellow)
- World Silver Medallist (2009 brown)
- World Bronze Medallist (2010 black)
- Pan American Bronze Medallist (2008 brown)
Favourite Position/Technique: Lapel Chokes and Spider Guard
Weight Division: Meio Pesado
Team/Association: Gracie Barra
Kayron Gracie Biography
Kayron Gracie was born on the 4th of May, 1988 in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. He is the oldest son of CBJJ (Confederacao de Brazilian Jiu Jitsu – aka IBJJ) president “Carlinhos” Gracie who is also the founder of Gracie Barra – one of Jiu Jitsu’s strongest teams. Though his first sporting passion lied with surfing, Kayron also started training BJJ from a very young age, competing for the first time when he was 9 years old at the Brasileiro (Brazilian National Championship), a competition he would win the following year as a junior yellow belt.
When Kayron was 17 years old, he moved to the United States, where he continued to compete (and win) while also beginning a career as a coaching member of the Gracie Barra team. Though he received his black belt from the hands of his father (on October 2009), the main responsible for Krayon’s tuition in the sport throughout his life was Marcio Feitosa. Marcio was also his main inspiration as a fighter when growing up.
In 2008 Kayron Gracie showed true toughness at the Mundial (World Championship). He fought in the Open Weight, and after a gruelling fight where he was pushed to the limit and ended up puking outside the arena after the win, he returned to the mat in exhaustion to fight Joao Assis (a fight he ended losing). Though he did not medal in the absolute, he did manage to win his weight class.
Krayron Gracie vs Renan Chavez
Krayron Gracie vs Jacob McKenzie
Krayron Gracie vs Joao Assis