Kyra Gracie Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who Is Kyra Gracie?
Kyra Gracie is a 4th degree Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, former world-champion Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner, and prominent member of the Gracie family. She is one of only two women in the Gracie family who have achieved a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Born in Brazil, she spent many years living full time in the United States training in New York at the Renzo Gracie Academy and in California at the Gracie Barra Academy. She moved back to Brazil in 2009, but still maintains her U.S. green card which means she must spend 6 months of the year living in the United States.
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Kyra has been involved with the Gracie Barra Academy and Evolve/Gordo Jiu Jitsu Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On top of her Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training, she also trains in judo, wrestling, and MMA. Kyra began competing for the Gracie Elite Team in 2010, which is a team composed of competitors representing Rilion Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Ralph Gracie, Cesar Gracie, and Ryan Gracie’s academies.
She also began training in boxing in 2010 at the Nobre Arte gym in the Morro de Cantagalo area of Rio de Janeiro, under boxing coach Claudio Coelho. She wanted to train boxing to complement her grappling skills.
In 2010, Kyra and other family members including Rilion, Roger, Igor, and Gregor started the Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Adventure Camp. The purpose of this camp is to provide Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training that gives access to the local tourism to the various host countries.
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How Old Is Kyra Gracie?
Born May 29, 1985, Kyra Gracie is 36 years old.
Kyra Gracie’s Family
Krya Gracie is the granddaughter of Robson Gracie, and the great-granddaughter of Carlos Gracie. Her uncles are Charles Gracie, Ralph Gracie, Renzo Gracie, and Ryan Gracie. Her mother is Flavia Gracie, who is the daughter of Robson Gracie. Kyra also has 3 younger half sisters and a younger half brother. Krya also has two daughters with the Brazilian actor Malvino Salvador.
How Much Is Kyra Gracie Worth?
Kyra Gracie has a net worth of approximately $1.5 Million.
How Tall Is Kyra Gracie?
Kyra Gracie stands at 5 feet and 7 inches tall.
How Much Does Kyra Gracie Weigh?
Kyra Gracie weighs approximately 117 pounds.
Kyra Gracie Fight List
Kyra’s grappling achievements are as follows:
- 4x BJJ World Champion (2006, 2008, 2010) (2008 Absolute)
- 5x BJJ Pan American Games Champion (2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007)
- 5x BJJ Brazilian Champion (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004)
- 5x BJJ New York State Champion (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
- 3x ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) Submission Wrestling World Champion (2005, 2007, 2011)
- 1x BJJ Asiatic Champion (2006)
Kyra began practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as a toddler, but more so in a fun and light manner. By the time she turned 11 she changed her approach to training and started taking regular classes. She began her competitive career when she reached her yellow belt. In the beginning her family was fully invested in her competitive goals, but as she progressed in the ranks their views began to change.
As she reached her blue belt in her teens, her family's conservative views such as the roughness of the sport compelled the men in her family to try and convince her to back away from the game. She obviously did not listen to this advice and continued to push forward and dedicate her life to Jiu Jitsu. She more than proved that she was just as tough as any other Gracie.
In 2005 Kyra spent much time training with Alexandre Soca but she decided to move her training to the Gracie Barra headquarters so she could be closer to her uncle, Carlos Gracie Junior. By the time Kyra turned 21 she was awarded her black belt by Carlos Gracie Junior. Around this time Kyra had decided to enroll in college to pursue a law degree. She left school after 1 year to pursue a full time venture into competing and teaching Jiu Jitsu.
By the time 2009 rolled around Kyra decided to begin boxing classes with famous coach Claudio Coelho in Brazil. She was hinting at possibly kicking off an MMA career, and she also trained judo with Leonardo Leite who was an Olympic judo team member.
Due to a combination of factors such as her personality, competitive record, and looks, Kyra became one of the most recognized athletes in Jiu Jitsu. She was regularly appearing in prime time TV shows in both Brazil and the USA, and was eventually offered work as an actor.
Kyra retired from Jiu Jitsu competition in 2014 and has devoted most of her time to coaching. Shortly before her Jiu Jitsu retirement as well as in more recent times she has talked about a possible MMA venture. Her family member and UFC Hall of Famer Royce Gracie was interviewed about this in 2013.
In the interview he spoke about her toughness and skill when it came to Jiu Jitsu for MMA. When asked to compare her to UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey, he expressed tons of confidence in the odds of Kyra. He stated that Kyra has had many more submissions and was much more used to competition than Ronda, and that Ronda knows what she is doing but Kyra is better whether it is gi, no-gi, or MMA.
The only reference point at that time for Kyra facing an MMA opponent was her match against top 10 UFC women’s bantamweight Alexis Davis. She and Kyra competed against one another at the World Jiu Jitsu Expo in 2012, and Kyra won the match by points. When it comes to MMA insight, whether there is some bias or not Royce definitely has the experience to talk the talk.
Kyra was considered to be one of the best Jiu Jitsu practitioners in the world during her early 20’s, and etched her legacy into stone with some of her biggest victories such as the World Jiu Jitsu Championships, Pan American Jiu Jitsu Championships, and ADCC victories. Kyra also played other important roles in the sport, being one of the most televised practitioners and making appearances on famous Brazilian TV shows such as Programa do Jo and Sensei SporTv. Whether she ever decides to compete in Jiu Jitsu again or fight MMA, the value of her contribution to the sport will always be remembered.
Kyra Gracie’s Best Match Of All Time
Kyra Gracie’s best match of all time is widely considered to be the match that won her the gold medal in the 2006 IBJJF World Championships at black belt. Kyra had won numerous high profile titles up to this point, but her first IBJJF gold medal is what really set her on the world's stage and was a huge milestone in her career.
What Is Kyra Gracie’s Record?
A complete professional record for Kyra Gracie is not available at this time.
Who Did Kyra Gracie Lose To?
A complete list of Kyra Gracie’s losses is not available at this time.
Kyra Gracie Injuries
Currently, there are no documented injuries for Kyra Gracie.
Is Kyra Gracie Retired?
Kyra Gracie retired from Jiu Jitsu competition in 2014. However, she still trains and coaches and has stated that martial arts will always be an active part of her life.
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