The photo, sent in by the Bitetti family, is a celebration of Carlson Gracie. On the last 13h, the master who passed away on February 1, 2006 would have turned 79 years old, as his loyal friend Amaury explains:
“He was registered to have been born on the 12th, but he was actually born on the 13th. Carlos didn’t like the number, that’s why they registered his birth as being on a different day.”
In February 2006 Carlson left behind many children, besides those of his same blood, a legion of stalwart fighters, a true army built over his years as a coach.
In the photo above, Carlson Jr. and Amaury Bitetti mingle among the kids.