GARY ‘prefeito’ GRATE

A Third Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under CHARLES GRACIE.

  Gary has competed against some of the best in the world, and had the opportunity to train with many elite top level Jiu-Jitsu competitors & professional fighters including: Charles Gracie,  Rickson Gracie,  Royce Gracie,  Cesar Gracie,  Royler Gracie,  Riury Gracie, Pedro Sauer,  B.J. Penn,  Cleber Luciano,  Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell,  Diego Sanchez,  Frank Cucci,  Fabio Santos,  Jake Sheilds,  Nate Diaz,  Ken Shamrock,  Matt Thorton,  Nino Shchembri,  Ricco Rodriquez,  Robert Drysdale,  Saulo Ribeiro,  Vladimir Matyushenko,  Evan Dunham  &  Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu. He also travels to Brasil each year to train and teach seminars…

Gary graduated from Wooster High School (Reno, NV.) class of 1987, where he became their first Northern Nevada Wrestling Champion in 10 years. He then later returned to become the assistant coach before going on to win the Nevada State Freestyle Wrestling Championships. He has also competed in the U.S. National Wrestling Championships three times, twice for the Olympic Trials. Gary is an 8 year veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, joining the U.S. AIR FORCE in 1988, then the famed NEVADA AIR NATIONAL GUARD ‘HIGH ROLLERS’ serving during ‘Desert Storm’. His natural progression from wrestling and the military led him to the World renowned Gracie family where he fell in love with the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. Continuing to compete in both MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions, he has won numerous titles and tournaments, eventually becoming a Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy owner & Instructor. Gary received his Blue Belt from Rickson Gracie, then went on to receive his Purple, Brown, & finally BLACK BELT from Charles Gracie. He continues to train with & under Charles Gracie as an official GRACIE JIU-JITSU ACADEMY!

CHARLES GRACIE is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. He is the son of Jiu-Jitsu Grandmaster Robson Gracie and the brother of Renzo Gracie, Ryan Gracie and Ralph Gracie. Charles started training in Jiu-Jitsu at age 5. He was instructed by his uncles Rolls Gracie, Carlos Gracie Jr. and Reylson Gracie. He made his MMA debut with a win over Assuerio Silva. Charles was promoted to the rank of Coral Belt on April 16th 2016!

* LEAD CORNER TO KEN SHAMROCK & ASSISTANT COACH TO PRO TEAM & IFL‘LIONS’  http://m.bleacherreport.com/articles/1191855-power-ranking-the-50-best-fighters-in-mma-and-ufc-history/page/21

* INSTRUCTOR – EMPOWERMENT SAFTEY SOLUTIONS COURSES (WOMEN’S ONLY SELF-DEFENSE / RAPE SAFE)

* INSTRUCTOR – P.O.S.T. CERTIFIED LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY (L.E.O.) GROUND DEFENSE COURSES

* INSTRUCTOR – AIRLINE SELF-DEFENSE COURSES (POST 9/11)

* INSTRUCTOR – GUARDIAN ANGLES SELF-DEFENSE COURSE

* HEAD / LEAD SEMINAR INSTRUCTOR – LAW ENFORCEMENT / PRISON GUARDS (ARARANGUA, SANTA CATARINA – BRAZIL)

* SECURITY SERVICES – (PERSONAL, PRIVATE & PUBLIC NIGHTCLUBS)  1988 TO CURRENT

* 3rd PLACE GRAPPLER’S QUESTWEST (ADVANCED ABSOLUTE DIVISION)

* 2nd PLACE GRACIE JIU-JITSU INVITATIONAL (BLACK BELT)

* 1st PLACE GRAPPLER’S QUEST (BLACK BELT DIVISION)

* BLACK BELT SUPERFIGHT COMPETITOR

* MULTIPLE  PRO / SUPERFIGHT DIVISION COMPETITOR – GRAPPLER’S QUEST

* 1st PLACE UNITED GRACIE (DIVISION AND 181lb. & UNDER ABSOLUTE CHAMPION)

* 2nd PLACE GRAPPLER’S QUEST (ADVANCED DIVISION) 

* 1st PLACE WEST COAST GRACIE OPEN – ABSOLUTE DIVISION

* 2nd PLACE WEST COAST GRACIE OPEN

* FIRST ROUND GRAPPLER’S QUEST ABSOLUTE PRO/SUPERFIGHT WINNER

* KING OF THE CAGE “SUDDEN IMPACT” WINNER (MMA / N.H.B.)

* GLADIATOR CHALLENGE HEADLINE / MAIN EVENT WINNER (MMA / N.H.B.)

* 2nd PLACE U.S. OPEN

* 1st PLACE UNITED GRACIE

* 2nd PLACE UNITED GRACIE

* 3rd PLACE GRAPPLER’S QUEST (ADVANCED DIVISION)

* 1st PLACE JOE MORIERA TOURNAMENT (2 DIVISIONS)

* 1st PLACE U.S. OPEN

* 1st PLACE PAINTER JITSU GRAPPLING OPEN 1 

* 1st PLACE PAINTER JITSU GRAPPLING OPEN 2 

* N. NEVADA STATE WRESTLING CHAMPION 

* NEVADA STATE WRESTLING CHAMPION (FREESTYLE)

* 3 TIME NATIONAL LEVEL WRESTLING COMPETITOR

* 2 TIME U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS WRESTLING COMPETITOR

* PROFESSIONAL REFEREE TO GRAPPLER’S QUEST & GRACIE SANCTIONED TOURNAMENTS


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KIDS CLASSES WILL BE CLOSED FROM
SATURDAY JULY 1st – TUESDAY JULY 4th
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ADULT CLASSES WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY JULY 4th ONLY
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THE ENTIRE ACADEMY WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY JULY 8th
(JOIN US IN TRACY, Ca. FOR THE GRAND OPENING OF CHARLES NEW LOCATION OF THE TRACY ACADEMY)
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THE NEXT CHARLES GRACIE SEMINAR & BELT PROMOTION WILL BE SATURDAY, AUGUST 12th.
KIDS 11am / ADULTS 1pm
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CONGRATULATIONS TO CHARLES GRACIE ON HIS PROMOTION TO THE COVETED '7th DEGREE CORAL BELT'!!!
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THE CHARLES GRACIE RENO ACADEMY HAS WON THE 'BEST of RENO' AWARD ONCE AGAIN - MAKING 7 YEARS IN A ROW! AND NOW PART OF THE 'BEST of RENO' HALL OF FAME!
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‘BULLYPROOF’ YOUR KIDS! ANTI-BULLYING CLASSES FOR CHILDREN (CHECK OUT THE ‘CHILDREN’S CLASS INFO’ OR ‘VIDEOS’ LINK) .
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3 OUT 4 WOMEN ARE A VICTIM OF A VIOLENT CRIME IN THEIR LIFETIME – 1 IN 4 ARE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED – EVERY 6 MINUTES A WOMEN IS RAPED!!! (CHECK OUT THE WOMEN’S SELF-DEFENSE VIDEOS UNDER THE ‘VIDEO’ LINK)


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