01-29-2009, 12:10 PM
Legendary founder of one of the most influential styles in MMA, Gracie Jiu Jitsu Helio Gracie passed away in his sleep today. He was 95. The father of the famous Gracie clan which includes Royce Gracie and Rickson Gracie, Helio was remembered as the man who first introduced Gracie BJJ to the world, which was his own adaptation to Jiu Jitsu. Later his sons Royce and Rickson would bring it to the main stream.