Rolls Gracie would be 64 years old if he was still with us.
One of the most influential members of the Gracie family died in a paraglide accident in Rio de Janeiro, on June 6th 1983, when he was only 31.
Despite that, Rolls was able to leave his mark imprinted in Jiu-Jitsu history with his performances and his teachings.
He was responsible for the formation of many important black belts that later went on to build their own lineages.
Masters like Romero Cavalcanti, founder of Alliance; Mauricio Gomes, father of Roger Gracie; José Henrique Leão Teixeira, among many others.
Rolls is known as one of the greatest Jiu-Jitsu innovators, introducing new techniques and training methods.
Because of his incredible technical skills, he was a very accomplished competitor, even in other sports, like wrestling and sambo.
The website launched March 28 and is the work of his son and Jiu-Jitsu black belt Rolles Gracie.
“The idea is to maintain his memory and legacy alive. I’ll keep on updating it with pictures, videos and stories from the people who were influenced by him” says Rolles.
If you want to know all about one of the icons of the gentle art, visit now rollsgracie.com