or Academia Gracie de Jiu-Jitsu
is a Jiu-Jitsu
academy on Humaitá Street, in Botafogo
, Rio de Janeiro
, founded by Grandmaster Helio Gracie
. The Academy offers classes in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
, as originally taught by Grandmaster Helio Gracie
It is located inside the Colégio Padre Antonio Vieira, a private Catholic school. What began in this academy has been become the worldwide sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
. The academy was founded by Helio Gracie after the original Gracie Academy closed its doors in downtown Rio in the 1960s.
The gym is currently run by Hélio's sons, Royler and Rolker Gracie. Almost all of the fighters in the famous Gracie family, including Rickson, have trained at the school extensively.
Famous students of the Humaitá Academy include: