Considered by many as the most successful Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in the history of the sport, the Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu Team was the true juggernaut of competitive BJJ in the 1970’s, 1980’s and early 1990’s. Carlson Gracie Academy was also the flagship for innovation in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, having added strong trends such as: group classes, a strong focus on sport BJJ and the use of animals in the academy’s logo(s). All ideas coming from the leader of the team, the late Master Carlson Gracie.
Carlson Gracie Ireland was founded in 2016 by Professor Henrique Saraiva, black Belt 4th degree under his father, Red Belt Master Orlando Saraiva. His father is one of the first Black Belt under Carlson Gracie Senior since 1969, so our team is part of Jiu-Jitsu´s roots. Professor Henrique is the higher graduated Black Belt in Ireland & has more than 20 years of experience teaching Jiu-Jitsu. He is main coach of academies around Brazil, Ireland & Poland.
Since we started the team we got trophies in all big events in Ireland with our Kids group, and now we are growing our competition team for adults as well.