Hailing from the prestigious Gracie family, Kron Gracie has carved out a distinct identity for himself as a fifth-degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and a professional mixed martial artist. Born on July 11, 1988, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he is the youngest son of Rickson Gracie, another distinguished member of the Gracie clan, and grandson of Helio Gracie, the co-founder of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Raised amidst the pioneers of BJJ and grappling, Kron found his calling at a very young age. His childhood was steeped in the Gracie’s tradition and discipline, and this martial arts environment laid a solid foundation for his prowess in jiu-jitsu and later in mixed martial arts.
Kron’s ingrained exposure to the Gracie-style BJJ began at the tender age of five. Under the strict tutelage of his father, Rickson Gracie, he developed an exemplary understanding of grappling techniques and the application of leverage, which form the crux of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Transitioning from being a diligent student to a skillful contender, Kron started competing in BJJ tournaments when he was 19. His dynamic style and effective execution of techniques soon brought him to the forefront of major national and international competitions. Kron’s grappling career took a significant turn in 2013 when he started taking part in professional Jiu-Jitsu tournaments, pushing his career on an ascending trajectory.
Over the course of his grappling career, Kron Gracie has marked his presence with notable victories. Some of his main achievements are:
• World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2006, Gold (purple belt, middleweight category)
• Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2007, Gold (purple belt, middleweight and absolute categories)
• World Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2008, Gold (brown belt, middleweight category)
• ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship 2013, Gold (under 77 kg category)
• Invicted into the BJJ Heroes Hall of Fame
Beyond grappling, Kron Gracie has also shown impressive skills in mixed martial arts (MMA). He made his MMA debut in 2014 with the Real Fight Championship in Japan, where he registered an astounding victory. He continued his winning streak and performed successfully in other MMA events such as RIZIN Fighting Federation.
Gracie’s prowess extended to teaching as well, following the Gracie family tradition of disseminating martial arts skills and knowledge. In 2009, he opened the Kron Gracie Academy in Culver City, California, where he passes his BJJ expertise to an array of students, including professional MMA fighters, law enforcement officers, celebrities, and BJJ enthusiasts.
Kron Gracie’s journey from being born into the Gracie family to becoming a stalwart in the world of jiu-jitsu and MMA speaks to his courage, determination, and unwavering belief in the Gracie legacy. His persistent quest for excellence still continues to elevate him in the realm of martial arts. Undeniably, Kron Gracie not only upholds his family’s legacy but also has successfully created his own in the world of grappling and combat sports. His life and career serve as an inspiration and a gold standard for aspiring jiu-jitsu and MMA practitioners around the globe.