We Are Carlson Gracie Farnborough
We pride ourselves on inner-development over solely outward display. At Carlson Gracie Farnborough, each vigorous hour spent training is seen as an opportunity to build confidence, discipline and both mental and physical strength.
Carlson Gracie (1932 – 2006) was a practitioner of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. A member of the Gracie family, he was the eldest son of Carlos Gracie, and nephew to Hélio Gracie, founders of Gracie jiu-jitsu.
Carlson Gracie is considered one of the most important and influential Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners, he and his students created various innovative techniques and strategies which revolutionized Jiu-Jitsu. His academy had one of the first programs for specific training for MMA and many of his students would become world champions and found their own academies.
Carlson was an early pioneer in mixed martial arts, founding one of the most successful teams of the era, which spawned many champions.
Following Carlson Gracie Sr.’s death in 2006, Carlson Jr. became the head of Carlson Gracie Team.