Rolled Up is back after almost a year of hiatus and this time we head to San Diego to meet up with Clark Gracie. It's not hard to notice Clark amongst people in the crowd. With his stunning good looks he's been made known around the world as the "Ridiculously Photogenic Jiu Jitsu Guy".
Several memes later and a visit to Good Morning America and Clark Gracie has become an instant celebrity. But what most of the world overlooks is the fact that this Gracie family member is an extremely talented black belt in the middle weight division carrying multiple medals across many tournaments and has one killer omoplata!
*Clark Gracie trapping Budo Jake in his famous omoplata
The son of Carley Gracie, Clark got his black belt in 2010 from his father and has been training extensively with Rodrigo Medeiros in San Diego. He is the most active Gracie in the competition scene with his most recent gold at the 2013 Pan American Championship where he choked out Marcelo "Lapela" Mafra in the finals.
Here is a list of his accomplishments in competition:
- Pan American Champion (2013)
- Samurai Jiu-Jitsu Pro Cup Champion (2011)
- World No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Champion (2009)
- New York Open Champion (2010)
- 3x American National Champion (2010, 2006, 2005)
- US National No-Gi Champion (2009)
- San Diego Open Champion (2005)
- 1st Place World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup Trials (2010)
- 1st Place Grapplers Quest (2009)
- World No-Gi Silver Medallist (2007 brown)
- Pan American Silver Medallist (2010 brown)
- World Championship Bronze Medallist (2011)
- 2x Pan American Bronze Medallist (2011, 2006 purple)
*Clark performing the "Paddleplata" on Budo Jake during filming
And now it's time to get to the good part! Here is episode 41 of Rolled Up brought to you by:
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Part 1 of Rolled Up Episode 41 - Clark Gracie
San Diego California is known for it's almost perfect year round weather and among many other things, the jiu jitsu. Probably home to more Black Belts than Rio, San Diego is also home to Clark Gracie. Son of Carley Gracie, he's the most competitively active member of the Gracie Family today. Budo Jake spends the day with Clark for a little San Diego fun, jiu jitsu and to learn a bit more about the ridiculously photogenic jiu jitsu guy.
Part 2 of Rolled Up Episode 41 - Clark Gracie
Clark Gracie takes us to his La Jolla academy to visit with his good friend Rafael Dallinha. Here Clark runs class and shows us some of his favorite open guard positions and attacks as well as some unique details on finishing his favorite position, the omoplata.
For more information about Clark Gracie visit clarkgracie.com
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