Helio Gracie Memorial

by Caleb on February 5, 2009

The homages to Helio Gracie continue. I received a PDF file from our Rio de Janeiro-based contributor to the FightWorks Podcast, Colin Foster that contains both a cartoon of Helio Gracie on his way into the Pearly Gates, and a much more serious obituary article. Both come from O Globo, the main newspaper in Rio and the same source as the video embedded above.

Rorion Gracie is Helio Gracie’s first son and one of the founders of the UFC. His Gracie Academy in Los Angeles sent this out for those who are in the Southern California area:

To honor his request and his legacy, the Gracie Academy will host a celebratory gathering/slideshow presentation on Saturday, February 7, 2009. In anticipation of a large turnout of friends and family, we intend to have three showings starting at 4:00pm, 5:00pm and 6:00pm.

Did your Brazilian jiu-jitsu academy do anything special to recognize the passing of Helio Gracie? Tell us about it in the comments below…

{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Eric Myers February 5, 2009 at 6:01 pm

Myers Martial Arts, Pedro Sauer Affiliate of Madisonville Ky. will be hosting a party in honor of Master Helio on Saturday feb 7th. With Master Gracie’s wish no drinking or debauchery!

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: