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Master Helio Gracie has passed away

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Master Helio Gracie has passed away

It is with great sadness that GRACIEMAG.com announces the passing of Grandmaster Helio Gracie. At 95 years of age, the great icon and one of those most responsible for Jiu-Jitsu’s success in Brazil and the world died this morning, at home, in the district of Itaipava, in the mountain region of Rio de Janeiro.

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“I don’t know what kind of technique was used there, but there was a lot of kicking and punching.” Jim Brown

Post #1   1/29/09 10:58:48AM   

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extremely sad to hear, but the man left a legacy and that is something we all hope to have done when we are gone. RIP helio, none of us would be on this site if it wasnt for you.

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Post #2   1/29/09 11:09:54AM   

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to the legend, R.I.P.

Post #3   1/29/09 11:10:16AM   

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R.I.P.

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Post #4   1/29/09 11:10:37AM   

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Indescribably sad. Master Gracie was nothing short of a legend. MMA as a whole is eternally indebted to him and his entire family for the many contributions they made to the sport.

Post #5   1/29/09 11:14:52AM   

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Much respect.. RIP

Post #6   1/29/09 11:15:48AM   

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an absolute legend of this sport, RIP

Post #7   1/29/09 11:17:38AM   

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I don't think anything I could say would do this man justice. Helio Gracie and his family are a huge part of mma and what it has become. Mixed martial arts, and even more so jiu-jitsu will always be in debt to him. RIP Master Gracie.

Post #8   1/29/09 11:21:12AM   

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Rest In Peace, Master Helio Gracie

Post #9   1/29/09 11:25:34AM   

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We lost a legend today, but his legacy and impact on the sport, will always remain.

My condolences go out to the Gracies and those who were close to him.

R.I.P.

Post #10   1/29/09 11:32:31AM   

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a legend has died

i was just reading my book total mma
had a huge chapter of the gracies very interesting to read
he will be missed

Post #11   1/29/09 11:32:46AM   

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Just going to say thank you Master Gracie for the gifts you left with us

Post #12   1/29/09 11:37:22AM   

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This is a very sad day.
Rest In Peace.

Post #13   1/29/09 11:43:19AM   

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RIP Master Gracie

Post #14   1/29/09 11:47:58AM   

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R.I.P. Helio. He helped make MMA what it is today.

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