Rener Gracie Biography
Rener Gracie is an American Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner, a head instructor at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy, and co-creator of Gracie University. A member of the Gracie family, he is the grandson of Grandmaster Hélio Gracie.
He was born on 10th November 1983, in Torrance, CA. Thus he is 39 years old as of 2023.
He was to Rorion and Suzanne Gracie. He has one older brother called Ryron Gracie, and other two younger brothers, Ralek Gracie and Reylan, as well as one younger sister, Segina. Rener also has two half-sisters, Rose, and Riane Gracie, from his father’s first marriage, and three half-brothers, Roran, Renon, and Ricon, from his father’s third marriage.
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She has spent over twenty-five years at the Gracie Academy studying under Rorion and Helio Gracie. together with brother created Gracie University, an online martial arts learning center, and developed distance learning packages for the Academy’s proprietary courses.
He is married to Eve Torres, in Santa Barbara, California. They engaged on 13th April 2014. The couple has a child called Raeven Gracie born on 28th September 2015.
His wife is a purple belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu who works as a spokeswoman and head instructor for the Gracie Women Empowered Self-defense program. The nuclear family settles in Torrance, California with their dog, Tioki pronounced “Cho-kee”.
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He has an estimated net worth of 5 million dollars as of 2023.
His Diet revolves around a set of key principles and food groups. Its main principles are, firstly, that one should eat three meals a day with no snacks permitted. Second, only one starch per meal is allowed. And lastly, that certain fruits contain a dangerous level of acidity that can upset the internal balance of your gastro-intestinal system and lead to serious health problems.
According to his diet, citrus, berries and a host of other “acidic” foods are to be consumed independently of one another and any other food. That means no blueberries in your oatmeal, no orange in your kid’s lunchbox, and if you want to have some lemon you had better make sure you like lemons because you are going to consume an entire goddamn meal comprised of lemons.
Upon further examination, his’s diet prescribes a rather elaborate method of eating its designated food groups in combination with one another, as well as somewhat strange dietary restrictions. No dairy with vegetables.fats with sugars. No pork or vinegar or… pepper.
The Gracie’s particular wariness of oranges and other acidic fruits is also shared by other ancient belief systems. For practitioners of the Taoist Ch’ang Ming diet, tropical fruits are regarded as being too Yin to be consumed in excess. Pepper is also on the list. Ask a contemporary nutrition expert like Mike Dolce, however, and you will get a very different answer.
As diets like those practiced by MMA athletes and grapplers gain in popularity, it is slightly unfair to choose only one to dissect. The Gracie Diet may have been conceived in a very different time and place, but at least that time wasn’t the Palaeolithic Age.
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In 1925, she established the first Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Brazil. In 1978, Rorion Gracie brought Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to the United States, and in 1989 he established the first Gracie Academy on North American soil in Torrance, California.
To accommodate the worldwide expansion of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, in 2017, Ryron and Rener moved the family business to an even larger facility and established “Gracie University” to reflect the shift from a single academy to a global organization.
Not only is our Torrance location one of the most successful martial arts schools in the world, with over 1,000 students, but it also serves as the global headquarters for hundreds of Certified Training Centers and over 150,000 home-study students learning online in 196 countries.
Whether you live in Southern California, or you’re just visiting, we invite you to join us on the green mats in “Jiu-Jitsu Heaven” to experience first-hand the beauty, simplicity and effectiveness of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
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Rener Gracie recently had a Q&A with fans on Reddit. He addressed his Jiu-Jitsu rivalry with his older brother Ryron, sparring mentality, controversies in the Gracie family, his favorite submission etc:
Rener Gracie, you often talk about how Ryron beats and submits you like every time you spar. Is it completely true? Do these 2 years he has over you still that important after 30 years of practice? How often do you dominate him?
Rener Gracie: It was true for the first 17 years of my life, then I finally caught him in a triangle armbar! Today he catches me 4 out of 10 times. I catch him 3 out of 10, the other 3 times no one wins, and every time we learn TONS! But in no case do I ever “dominate” him. No one I’ve ever rolled with (from UFC fighters to world champ bjj players) can submit me as Ryron can. Not even close.
I went to a Ryron seminar once. A really awesome seminar, but he said one thing I had a hard time with. He said if you’re rolling with someone more advanced than you, you shouldn’t try to tap them out, and should concentrate your focus on defense. I feel like attempting attacks on advanced players is a great way to develop and calibrate your attack. I figured “hey, he’s the 5th-degree black belt,” but still would like to hear the idea developed so I can understand. Any thoughts on this philosophy? Agree or disagree?
Agree 100%. If they are much more advanced that you, they are supposed to submit you. If you can’t avoid the submissions, what good is it for you to try to submit them? The only time Ryron was EVER able to roll 20 minutes with Royce without getting sub’d was when he listened to GM Helio and STOPPED trying to submit Royce. Now Ryron submits anyone he wants…including me.
was curious as to your feelings about what was said about your father and family in “The Gracies and the Birth of Vale Tudo” where Ryan called your father a snake and many members look down on him for trying to copyright the Gracie triangle and trying to prevent other members of the family from being able to use the name “Gracie” Also what truth is there to the comment that your father tricked Rickson into signing a contract in English (that Rickson couldn’t read) that the only way he could fight no holds barred in America was with your father’s permission? In no way am i trying to stir up controversy, I simply wanted to hear what the other side had to say about this.
Opinions are not facts, they are personal interpretations of facts. My father registered the family name when he came to America because he was 100% committed to upholding the vision of Grand Master Helio Gracie with regards to techniques, teaching methods, dissemination of knowledge, etc.
Without registering the name, any member of the family (or any person at that) could cash in on the success of the UFC and use the name without any concern for quality and my father could do nothing to prevent that.
Since there are members of the family who have little or no commitment to any kind of quality standard, this was a huge concern for my father. Of course, the flip side is that there are many members who do have integrity and the protection of the trademark would prevent them from using it as well, but that is a matter that can/should be hashed out between them and my father.
I do not know of the Rickson contract. If it were true, I would be very curious to understand the circumstances that would warrant such an agreement.
What was it like growing up as a Gracie, like is there any pressure to do BJJ or is it pretty relaxed? Sorry if it’s a bit personal.
Also, what’s your absolute favorite submission?
It was amazing except for the fact that Ryron beat me up every day until I was about 13 years old. Now that I think about it, maybe those beatings helped me earn my black belt at 19…hmmm interesting.
No pressure to do jiu-jitsu, we just weren’t given an option to do anything else!
If you could only use one submission for the rest of your life which would it be and why?
triangle. bottom technique, not gi reliant, everyone goes to sleep.
Would you ever compete in Metamoris? And who would you like to compete against if you did?
Nope. Sharing jiu-jitsu with the world is too time-consuming and too rewarding to shift my focus to professional competition.