Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. A member of the famous Gracie family, Rodrigo is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and a Gold Medalist in the 1998 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. While competing in PRIDE Fighting Championships, Gracie was ranked amongst the top Middleweight fighters from 2003 to 2004 due to an undefeated streak with consecutive victories over Hayato Sakurai, Daiju Takase, Yuki Sasaki, and Daijiro Matsui.
Gracie has written 3 instructional books
'Brazilian jiu-jitsu - no holds Barred' , 'The path to Black Belt' and 'The complete guide to Gracie jiu-jitsu'