Master Carlson Gracie .

Carlson Gracie (1933 – 2006) was the eldest son of Carlos Gracie, who, together with his brother Helio Gracie, created Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Rio de Janeiro. For over thirty years master Carlson Gracie was the top fighter of the family, and represented the art in many bare knuckle, no rules, challenge matches against other combat styles. Master Carlson Gracie became perhaps the world’s most eminent teacher of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He created the most dominant Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team of all time, and many of his students became champions, both in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and in the arena of Mixed Martial Arts. The master passed away in 2006, but tot this day many of the current Brazilian Jiu Jitsu champions and top Mixed Martial Artists trace their lineage to his legendary academy. One of master Carlson Gracie’s students was Marcos Neves de Mello, nicknamed ‘Flexa’ (Arrow), the only original Carlson Gracie black belt teaching in Amsterdam , Holland .

Official Black Belts list from Carlson Gracie sr.

Official Black Belts list from Carlson Gracie sr.

This list was written by Master Carlson Gracie himself before he passed as a way to prevent charlatans or confused people from using his name to promote themselves or any interested party. The list was released in several BJJ newspapers and other media streams at the time. It is not a list made by BJJ Heroes or any other entity and is pretty conclusive. If you have “fantasies” about someone that you think got the black belt from Master Carlson and he is not on the list, he was not a Carlson black belt, get over it!

Aaron Laponte
Alberto dos Santos
Alexandre Nascimento de Oliveira
Alexandre Macedo
Alexandre Derizans
Allan Goes
Amaury Bitetti
André Mendes
André Pederneiras
Anselmo Montenegro
Antônio Cláudio Correia Leite Buchaul
Antônio Gadelha “Tony Malone”
Antônio Ricardo Bittencourt Cavalcanti
Antonio Ricardo Jardim Liborio
Antônio ‘Tuninho” Rodrigues
Armando “Maninho” Alves Gonçalves Filho
André Mendes
Arthur Vírgilio Neto
Ary Galo
Bráulio Carsalade
Cassio Cardoso
Carley Gracie (Brother)
Carlos “Penão” Alexandre Conceição
Carlos Antônio Rosado
Carlos “Bagana”
Carlos Henrique “Caíque” Vieira Cavalcanti Gomes de Oliveira
Carlos Rollyson
Carlson Gracie Júnior
Carlson Guimaraes
Cássio Cardoso
Christian Kennedy Grandi
Clayton de Souza
Clóvis de Souza
Crézio de Souza
Daniel Cristoph
Djalma José de Santana Filho
Edyr Moreira da Silva “Monge”
Edson Carvalho “Baiano”
Elair Gilberto da Silva Reis
Élcio Figueiredo
Fábio Macieira
Felipe Fígalo Barbosa
Fernando Carlos “Nutri-Baby” Carvalho da Silva
Fernando “Pinduka” Melo Guimarães
Fernando Rosenthal
Francisco “Grego” Trivelas
Francisco “Toco” Albuquerque Neto
Gustavo Gussem
Gutenberg Mello
Henrique Chvaicer
Isaias De Souza
Francisco “Grego” Trivelas
Jerônimo Dix-Huit Rosado Ventura
João Antônio Fernandes Filho
José de Oliveira
José Eduardo Vieira Cavalcanti Gomes de Oliveira
José Mário Sperry
Júlio César “Foca” Nunes
Léo D’Ilha
Luis Fernando “Nando” Da Costa
Luís Carlos “Manimal” Mateus
Luiz “Bebeo” Duarte
Luís Carlos Vallois
Luís Cláudio Isaías de Souza
Luís Fernando “Nando” Costa
Manoel Maria “Maneco” Cardoso Neto
Marcel Laguna Duque Estrada
Marcelo Allonso Duque Novais
Marcelo Alonso
Marcelo Pache
Marcelo Procópio
Marcelo “Bocão”
Marcelo Saporito
Marcelo Tadeu Domigues de Oliveira
Marco Aurélio Kühner de Oliveira
Marco Aurélio Lisboa Valladares
Marcos “Parrumpinha” Da Matta
Marcos “Flexa” Neves Mello
Marcus Vinícius de Macedo Soares
Marcus “Conan” Vinícius Figueiredo da Silveira Júnior
Mário Cupertino
Marvin Swhab
Mauricio “Saddam”
Miguel Kelner
Miguel Monteiro de Carvalho
Murilo Bustamante
Orlando Saraiva
Oswaldo “Paquetá” Gomes da Rosa
Oswaldo Viana
Otávio Augusto “Peixotinho” de Oliveira
Paulo “Mamão” de Albuquerque Martins Pereira Filho
Paulo Leite Filho “Paulão“
Pedro Paulo de Secco Freire
Renato Tavares
Ricardo de La Riva Goded
Ricardo Jucá Santos
Ricardo Luis Moraes “Rey” Diogo
Ricardo Luiz Perrone
Ricardo “Kiko” Velloso
Rinaldo Santos
Rocyan Gracie (brother)
Rodrigo Medeiros
Sérgio Abimerhy
Sérgio “Bolão” de Souza
Sérgio Íris de Almeida
Wallid Farid Ismail
Walter “Soldado” da Silva
Walter Guimarães
Wander de Souza
Vauvernargues Xavier Vicentini
Vitor Belfort