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Carlos Gracie Biography »
Carlos Gracie (September 14, 1902 – October 7, 1994) was the first Gracie to learn jiujitsu from Otávio Mitsuyo Maeda. Based on this judo training, Carlos, his brothers, Luis Franca and Oswaldo Fadda founded the martial art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He was a member of the Gracie family and was Hélio Gracie's oldest brother.