News from Brazil that a movie covering the life of Helio Gracie is in the process of being filmed. The "A Ultima Luta" (The Last Fight) movie will have Stenio Garcia, a famous Brazilian actor, playing the part of the Grandmaster
Great news to report that current ADCC Champion and multiple times World Absolute Champion Marcus "Buchecha" Almeida had successful surgery to repair ligament damage on his left knee. "Buchecha" injured his knee during the 2015 Worlds, it should take Marcus approximately 5 months to return to the mats in full strength. We wish "Buchecha" a speedy and complete recovery
Sad note from Carlson Gracie Julio "Foca" Fernandez:
"It is with great sadness that I share the sad news that many of you already know, Carlson Gracie Academy in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro is closing down this coming August 2015.
Carlson Gracie was my friend, mentor and instructor. Thanks for everything Carlson! I miss you my friend.
Carlson Gracie passed away 9 years ago and the "Champions Factory" is closing down.
But Carlson's fighter spirit, warrior's style and legacy continuous … FOREVER!!"
I was fortunate enough to visit the Grandmaster at his Academy in Copacabana and the place oozed history, it is a sad day for sure