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Daniel Gracie Philadelphia

Daniel Gracie. Family legacy. Future champion. True warrior. For Daniel Gracie, fighting is not only a way of life, it is life. Daniel is a proud member of the Gracie family, a family whose name is synonymous with excellence, drive, ambition, competition and success. The Return of Ikemen. Two fighters. One Champion.

In Brazil, Daniel trained under Carlinhos Gracie and received his Black Belt from him at the age of twenty-three. Daniel began competing in various city and state Jiu-Jitsu tournaments in 1982. Beginning in 1994, Daniel competed in the Brazilian Nationals, winning them five times and in the Mundials, winning them twice. His submission grappling career includes two events in 2003 and in 2005, placing 1st and 3rd respectively.

In Japan, the Gracie family were regular competitors in the PRIDE events. Beginning in 2002, Daniel fought in four PRIDE events as a Heavyweight, winning three times. Facing Takashi Sugiura, Shinsuke Nakamura, Kazuhiro Nakamura and Wataru Sakata - Daniel fought against some of Japan’s top competitors, each time in an arena with well over 60,000 fans.

In Europe, Daniel has fought in the inaugural IFC Israel Fighting Championship in Tel Aviv, Israel in 2010. He won by Rear Naked Choke over his opponent Martin Wojcik.

In the United States, Daniel has fought once in The Gracie Fight Championship, an event designed by Relson Gracie, and twice in the International Fight League as a Pitbull. He also competed in the premier Light Heavyweight tournament of Bellator. His competitors included Wes Sims (once in the GFC and once in the IFL) and Allan Goes in the IFL, Tim Carpenter and Duane Bastress in Bellator.

Daniel Gracie

6th Degree BJJ Black Belt

Bio coming soon

Sidemar "Sideco" Honorio

3rd Degree BJJ Black Belt

Judo Black Belt

A Davison, MI native, Cody Hier wrestled for Davison High School under Roy Hall where he helped the team win four State Championships.  Cody took his competitive wrestling career to Eastern Michigan University where he competed at 149 lbs.  After his collegiate career he started training Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) in Pittsburgh, PA under Daniel Gracie black belt Warren Stout.  There he fought in several amateur MMA fights while also earning his blue belt in BJJ.

Cody continued his MMA career in Philadelphia, PA under Daniel Gracie where he had a professional MMA Debut at 135 lbs while also earning a brown belt In BJJ.


Cody is the primary wrestling coach at Daniel Gracie Philly.  He also travels regularly to Grand Rapids, MI where he is the primary instructor at Daniel Gracie Grand Rapids.

Cody "Cohi" Hier

BJJ Brown Belt

Wrestling Coach

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