Table of Contents
- 1. Clark Gracie’s Details
- 2. Clark Gracie’s Biography
- 2.1. Started Training BJJ as a Toddler
- 2.2. Joined Adult Academy
- 2.3. Relocated to Brazil
- 2.4. Joined Revolution Team by Rodrigo Medeiros
- 2.5. Practiced other Martial Arts
- 2.6. Focused on BJJ
- 2.7. Inspired by His Ancestors
- 2.8. Clark Thinks Jiu-Jitsu is Relatable to Life
- 2.9. Never Terrified of Losing a Fight
- 2.10. Ridiculously Photogenic Jiu-Jitsu Guy
- 2.11. The Net Worth of Clark Gracie
- 2.12. Clark’s BJJ Pro Combats
- 2.13. Clark Gracie’s Historic Fights
- 3. Clark Gracie’s Main Achievements
- 3.1. Clark Gracie’s Achievements in International Tournaments
- 3.2. Clark Gracie's Achievements in Black Belts
- 3.3. Clark Gracie's Achievements in Colored Belt
- 4. Clark Gracie Professional Record Break
- 5. Clark Gracie Fight History
- 6. Clark Gracie Top Fights Links
1. Clark Gracie’s Details
|Name||Clark Rouson Gracie|
|Born||United States of America|
|Date of birth||17-07-1984|
|Weight||82kg (181 lbs)|
|Weight Division||Peso Medio (82 kg / 181 lbs)|
|Last Weigh in||85kg|
|Career Disclosed Earnings||N/A|
|Rank||3rd Degree Black Belt|
|Head Coach||Carley Gracie|
|Last Fight||2018 World Pro|
|Favorite Technique||Omoplata & Kimura|
|Lineage||Mitsuyo Maeda -> Carlos Gracie -> Carley Gracie -> Clark Gracie|
|Team Association||Gracie Jiu-Jitsu|
2. Clark Gracie’s Biography
Clark Gracie, grandson of Carlos Gracie Senior and son of Carley Gracie is the top Belt under his father Carley Gracie. He is one of the best middleweight BJJ competitors of his generation.
2.1. Started Training BJJ as a Toddler
Clark Gracie started training BJJ at a very young age like other Gracies. He started BJJ from 3 to 4 years of age in his living room by his father. He said in various interviews that he learned the basic BJJ techniques from his father.
2.2. Joined Adult Academy
When he was 10 years old, he joined his father’s academy in San Francisco, California because there was no special academy or class for kids. He started training with lighter guys and girls, but when he turned 12, he was very much inspired by his cousins who are representing the Gracie family in big events like UFC.
He was very motivated to represent Jiu-Jitsu in the World. He wanted Jiu-Jitsu practitioners to be good on the mat and also off the mat because Jiu-Jitsu is not a sport, it's a lifestyle.
2.3. Relocated to Brazil
At the age of 15, Clark went to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil along with his father. Clark started his school and training in Brazil. Clark went back to America to complete his high school but again relocated to Brazil.
2.4. Joined Revolution Team by Rodrigo Medeiros
Clark moved to San Diego to join the Revolution Team led by Rodrigo Medeiros. He wanted to make his game more efficient. In the Revolution Team, he met various tough competitors. After training with these tough guys, Clark improved his game.
2.5. Practiced other Martial Arts
Clark started training in Muay Thai as his father had some Muay Thai students in the gym. He also trained in boxing. He loved to see MMA fights. He was a little bit confused about the decision of his future career between BJJ and MMA.
2.6. Focused on BJJ
Clark decided to pursue BJJ because BJJ is growing as an uprising sport and it has its roots in Gracie Family. He loves to watch MMA but does not train and participate in MMA. He wanted to become a master in one field.
Another reason for not joining MMA is he thinks MMA audiences want some barbaric views and are provoking violence in this sense. He believed that overcoming and taking down your opponent takes time, preparation, and determination. If you are expecting a 5-minute game, it will cause bleeding and the game can be barbaric.
2.7. Inspired by His Ancestors
Clark Gracie was very inspired by his grandfather Carlos Gracie and his father Carley Gracie. He said that his grandfather was a very smart and fantastic guy and also his dad. He was like a mentor for the whole family.
Clark Gracie also found it very special to receive his Black Belt from his father. He said that he learned Jiu-Jitsu from many people but his fundamental skills come from his father and he is very much honored to represent his Jiu-Jitsu.
His senior cousins also inspired him very much. He said Gracie's family is spread all over the world. He met his cousins at different international tournaments and these tournaments are family reunions for them.
2.8. Clark Thinks Jiu-Jitsu is Relatable to Life
Clark Gracie found Jiu-Jitsu as his lifestyle. Jiu-Jitsu is about resolving problems with different techniques. He thinks that in our life, we need to have this approach that if we are stuck in a problem, we should always opt for a solution-oriented approach.
Besides this, Jiu-Jitsu gives you the opportunity to make friends. When you go to the gym and start training, you will meet a lot of people who are helping you or need your help. This is like a family.
2.9. Never Terrified of Losing a Fight
Clark Gracie mentioned that he is never afraid of losing a fight. He does fight with his maximum energy and gives his best but is not afraid of results. He enjoys the battle.
2.10. Ridiculously Photogenic Jiu-Jitsu Guy
Clark Gracie is considered a ridiculously photogenic Jiu-Jitsu instructor. One of his pictures became viral on the internet. Due to the fame of this picture, Clark Gracie was also invited to a morning show, “Good Morning America”.
This picture belongs to the 2012 New York Open when Clark was applying his favorite Omoplata and his opponent took him up from the ground. Due to his strong grip, he did not fall. This moment was captured by cameramen and got viral.
2.11. The Net Worth of Clark Gracie
Clark Gracie is the owner of Gracie Allegiance and is one of the richest people in the Gracie family which owns a net worth of five million dollars. His income source is teaching Jiu-Jitsu and seminars.
2.12. Clark’s BJJ Pro Combats
Promoted to Black Belt
After his successful performance in various tournaments in 2010 at the Brown Belt level, Clark Gracie was promoted to Black Belt by his father, Craley Gracie in May 2010. He was awarded his belt in a ceremony that was conducted at BJJ Revolution Team Academy.
Submission of the Year Award
In Pan's American 2013, Clark performed in the Middleweight category and submitted his opponent with Omoplata. This was the only submission in the Pan American tournament and his opponent went unconscious Omoplata. He was awarded “The Submission of the Year Award ''.
World Master 2018
Clark Gracie is also World Master 2018 as he won the IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Master 2018 in the Middleweight division.
Gracie Allegiance Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Clark Gracie is the owner and coach at Clark Gracie Jiu-Jitsu which is now converted to Gracie Allegiance Jiu-Jitsu. Clack Gracie merged his Clark Gracie academy with Allegiance Jiu-Jitsu which is present in New Zealand.
Both academies changed their names and selected one name. Gracie Allegiance Jiu Jitsu academy's headquarter is present in San Diego.
Online training Classes
Clark Gracie also has a website where he is giving online classes to those who are willing to learn JiuJitsu from Clark Gracie. Furthermore, he also made various instructional videos which are available on Youtube.
The Omoplata King
Clark Gracie is famous for his submission style. He submitted his opponents various times with Omoplata and Kimura. These two are Clark’s favorite techniques.
Clark is also known as Omoplata king because he turns any position into Omoplata and had 50% of his submissions due to Omoplata. Clark also got the submission of the year award for submitting his opponent with Omoplata. He is famous for his signature Omoplata and he made various instructional videos on this technique.
2.13. Clark Gracie’s Historic Fights
Clark Gracie Vs. Marcelo “Lapela” Mafra
Clark Gracie faced Marcelo “Lapela” Mafra in the final of Pans American 2013. Marcelo took a good start by taking down and trying to apply a triangle choke.
Gracie tried to score points by taking down Marcelo but Marcelo scored two by sweeping. After that sweep, Clark took Marcelo in a leg lasso position and had a strong grip on his left hand which prevented Marcelo from applying side control.
Clark succeeded to apply full guard which he turned into Omoplata very fabulously. Marcelo tried his best and succeeded to escape from Omoplata.
In the last 1 minute and 40 seconds, Clark took down Marcelo and submitted Marcelo with his signature Omoplata with which he was awarded his submission of the year award.
|2013||Pan American||Marcelo “Lapela” Mafra||Win||Omoplata||Final||Middleweight|
Clark Gracie Vs. John Combs
Clark Gracie faced John Combs in the Elementary fight of the Pans Championship 2017. He executed his best performance of Omoplata in this match.
John Combs tried to take down Clark but Clark countered by applying his favorite technique, Omoplata. John Combs tried hard in the next four minutes to escape from that Omoplata but Clark had a very strong grip on his arm.
At the end of the match, when John tried to escape, Clark took this as an opportunity and turned towards John’s back. From the back, Omoplata got severe and John did not tolerate it and gave submission.
|2017||Pan American||John Combs||Win||Omoplata||Eliminator||Middleweight|
Clark Gracie Vs. Marco Machado
This fight was between Clark Gracie and Marco Machado in IBJJF Pans 2013. Marco Machado was very much energetic at the beginning of the match. He tried to take down Clark but Clark countered with Triangle Choke. Marco escaped from Triangle Coke and tried to turn Clark by pulling his legs in the air.
Clark is an expert at various positions in Omoplata. He used his legs to apply Omoplata by making a hook of legs around Marco’s shoulder.
Clark’s grip is so strong that Marco tried to escape with his grip but it was futile. In his last try to escape, Clark submitted Marco with his deadly Omoplata.
|2013||Pans Championship||Marco Machado||Win||Omoplata||Eliminator||Middleweight|
3. Clark Gracie’s Main Achievements
3.1. Clark Gracie’s Achievements in International Tournaments
|2009||IBJJF World Championship NoGi||Middleweight|
|2010||IBJJF New York Open||Middleweight|
|2010||IBJJF American Championship||Middleweight|
|2013||IBJJF Pan Championship||Middleweight|
|2015||UAEJJF US National Pro||Middleweight|
|2015||UAEJJF Grand Slam||Middleweight|
|2018||IBJJF World Championship NoGi (Master 1)||Middleweight|
3.2. Clark Gracie's Achievements in Black Belts
|2010||IBJJF American National||Black Belt||1st|
|2011||IBJJF World Championship||Black Belt||3rd|
|2011||IBJJF Pans Championship||Black Belt||3rd|
|2012||IBJJF World Championship NoGi||Black Belt||2nd|
|2013||IBJJF Pans Championship||Black Belt||1st|
|2015||UAEJJF US National Pro||Black Belt||1st|
|2015||UAEJJF Grand Slam TYO||Black Belt||1st|
|2018||IBJJF World Championship NoGi||Black Belt||1st|
3.3. Clark Gracie's Achievements in Colored Belt
|2006||IBJJF Pans Championship||Purple Belt||3rd|
|2007||IBJJF World Championship NoGi||Brown Belt||2nd|
|2009||IBJJF World Championship NoGi||Brown Belt||1st|
|2010||IBJJF New York Open||Brown Belt||1st|
|2010||IBJJF Pans Championship||Brown Belt||2nd|
4. Clark Gracie Professional Record Break
4.1. Professional Record Breakdown
|70 Matches||36 Wins||31 Losses|
4.2. Submission Methods
|Method||22 Wins||6 Loses|
|Choke F/ Omoplata||7||0|
5. Clark Gracie Fight History
|2010||AZ Open||Michael Westbrook||W||Choke F/ Omoplata||ABS|
|2010||AZ Open||Rafael Barbosa||L||Pts: 9x2||ABS|
|2011||Pan American||Claudio Calasans||L||Pts: 2x0||82KG|
|2011||World Champ.||Daniel Haglind||W||Submission||82KG|
|2011||World Champ.||Gabriel Rollo||W||Foot Locker||82KG|
|2011||World Champ.||Lucas Leite||L||Pts: 6x0||82KG|
|2011||San Diego Trials||Andre Galvao||L||Referee Decision||82KG|
|2011||ADCC||JT Torres||L||Pts: 2x0||77KG|
|2011||No Gi Worlds||Frederico Moncaio||W||Omoplata||ABS|
|2011||No Gi Worlds||Joao Assis||L||Pts: 10x0||ABS|
|2011||No Gi Worlds||Marcelo Mafra||L||Pts: 2x0||82KG|
|2012||British Open||Victor Estima||L||Estima lock||82KG|
|2012||European Open||Victor Estima||L||Armbar||82KG|
|2012||Pan American||Abmar Barbosa||W||Botinha||82KG|
|2012||Pan American||Otavio Sousa||W||Pts: 2x0||82KG|
|2012||Pan American||Claudio Calasans||L||Pts: 4x0||82KG|
|2012||SD World Trials||Andre Galvao||L||Pts: 3x0||83KG|
|2012||NYC Open||Ken Primola||W||Choke F/ Omoplata||82KG|
|2012||NYC Open||Gabriel Goulart||W||Choke F/ Omoplata||82KG|
|2012||NYC Open||Otavio Sousa||L||Points||82KG|
|2012||World Champ.||Adam Hunnicutt||W||N/A||82KG|
|2012||World Champ.||Murilo Santana||W||Points||82KG|
|2012||NoGi Worlds||Murilo Santana||W||Pts: 2x0||82KG|
|2012||NoGi Worlds||Marcus Antelante||W||Armlock||82KG|
|2012||NoGi Worlds||DJ Jackson||L||Pts: 5x0||82KG|
|2012||NoGi Worlds||Levi Oliveira||W||Darce choke||ABS|
|2012||NoGi Worlds||Tarcisio Jardim||L||Pts: 6x4||ABS|
|2013||SD Pro Trials||Magid Hage||L||Baseball Choke||85KG|
|2013||Pan American||Leo Nogueira||L||Pts: 6x0||ABS|
|2013||Pan American||Marco Machado||W||Omoplata||82KG|
|2013||Pan American||Otavio Sousa||W||Points||82KG|
|2013||Pan American||DJ Jackson||W||Referee Decision||82KG|
|2013||Pan American||Marcelo Lapela||W||Choke f/ Omoplata||82KG|
|2013||Copa Podio||Diego Borges||W||Omoplata||82KG|
|2013||World Champ.||Victor Estima||L||Pts: 2x0||82KG|
|2013||Copa Podio||Brandon Magana||W||Clock choke||76KG|
|2013||Copa Podio||Juan Kamezawa||D||N/A||76KG|
|2013||Copa Podio||Diego Borges||L||Pts: 2x0||76KG|
|2013||Copa Podio||Leandro Lo||L||Pts: 13x0||76KG|
|2013||ADCC||Keenan Cornelius||L||Pts: 4x2||88KG|
|2014||Metamoris 3||Rafael Mendes||D||N/A||ABS|
|2014||Pan American||Victor Silverio||W||Kimura||82KG|
|2014||Pan American||Lucas Rocha||L||Pts: 7x4||82KG|
|2014||World Champ.||Thiago Dutra||W||Armbar||82KG|
|2014||World Champ.||Leo Iturralde||W||Inverted triangle||82KG|
|2014||World Champ.||Jaime Canuto||L||Pts: 3x2||82KG|
|2014||Five TX||Chris Westfall||W||Choke f/ omoplata||82KG|
|2014||FIVE NAIC||Ricardo Rezende||L||Pts: 11x2||82KG|
|2014||FIVE NAIC||Marcel Goncalves||L||Armbar||82KG|
|2015||US Nat. Pro||Tanner Rice||W||Referee Decision||82KG|
|2015||US Nat. Pro||Dang Khoa||W||Inverted Omoplata||82KG|
|2015||US Nat. Pro||Magid Hage||W||Pts: 8x6||82KG|
|2015||US Nat. Pro||Eliot Kelly||W||Pts: 2x0||ABS|
|2015||US Nat. Pro||Magid Hage||L||Crucifix Choke||ABS|
|2015||World Pro||Felipe Sansone||W||Pts: 4x2||85KG|
|2015||World Pro||Keenan Cornelius||L||Pts: 7x0||85KG|
|2015||Metamoris 6||Roberto Satoshi||D||N/A||ABS|
|2015||Grand Slam TYO||Mario Handa||W||Omoplata||85KG|
|2015||Grand Slam TYO||Marcos Souza||W||Referee Decision||85KG|
|2016||Berkut 3||Magid Hage||W||Referee Decision||ABS|
|2017||Pan American||Dominique Hoskins||W||Reverse triangle||82KG|
|2017||Pan American||John Combs||W||Choke F/ Omoplata||82KG|
|2017||Pan American||Vitor Oliveira||L||Pts: 2x0||82KG|
|2018||King of Mats||Tarsis Humphreys||W||Pts: 0x0, Adv||85KG|
|2018||King of Mats||Roberto Satoshi||L||Points||85KG|
|2018||King of Mats||Renato Canuto||L||Armbar||85KG|
|2018||World Pro||Ivan Quintanar||W||Choke F/ Omoplata||85KG|
|2018||World Pro||Isaque Bahiense||L||Pts: 7x0||85KG|
|2018||World Pro||Ayub Magomadov||W||Pts: 2x0||85KG|
|2018||World Pro||William Dias||L||Pts: 6x0||85KG|
6. Clark Gracie Top Fights Links
Clark Gracie VS DJ Jackson / Pan Championship 2013
Clark Gracie vs Marcelo "Lapela" Mafra Pan 2013 Jiu Jitsu Middleweight Finals OFFICIAL
Clark Gracie vs John Combs / Pan Championship 2017
Clark Gracie VS Otavio Sousa / Pan Championship 2013