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PHILOSOPHY

Carlson Gracie, a legendary figure in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), is known for his traditional, tough, and aggressive approach to martial arts. His philosophy revolves around the practical and effective application of techniques, particularly in self-defense situations. The Carlson Gracie style emphasizes the development of physical toughness, mental resilience, and a relentless, forward-moving mindset.

LINEAGE

Carlson Gracie Sr. held a paramount position within his family and the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu community. Apart from his accomplishments as a prominent fighter in his generation, Carlson excelled as a trainer, molding formidable fighters who dominated the Jiu-Jitsu scene for years and replicated their success in MMA. Yet, his contributions extended beyond producing exceptional fighters. His teachings profoundly impacted the current generation of coaches, guiding those who lead the foremost MMA teams globally.

Allan Góes, the 6th black belt recipient from Carlson Gracie Sr., achieved the remarkable feat of becoming an 8-time Brazilian World Jiu-Jitsu Champion and gained worldwide recognition as a mixed martial artist. Under Carlson Gracie's guidance, Allan pioneered innovative techniques and strategies that revolutionized Jiu-Jitsu, playing a pivotal role in introducing the sport to the northern hemisphere.

Today, Allan Góes stands as one of the most technically proficient fighters, having developed his own comprehensive system to teach Jiu-Jitsu. Through his dedicated efforts, he passes on this invaluable legacy to his students, ensuring that the teachings of Carlson Gracie Sr. continue to thrive and inspire future generations of martial artists.

WHAT IS LINEAGE AND

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

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Mitsuyo Maeda

1878 - 1941

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Carlos Gracie Sr

1902 - 1994

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Carlson Gracie Sr

1932 - 2006

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Allan Goes

Master, 7th Degree

ALLAN GOES
Master, 7th Degree

Allan Goes is a 7th degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) who was part a famous team that ruled the sport in the late 1980s/early 1990s, led by Carlson Gracie. Allan Goes was also a pioneer mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, having competed in promotions all around the world, when the focus of the Carlson Gracie Academy shifted to cage fighting. Góes was also one of the first of Carlson Gracie’s students to bring the famous Carlson Gracie Academy style of grappling to the United States.


As a child, Allan took free Jiu Jitsu classes at the “Radar” academy in Copacabana, which was led by master Manimal. The class was very early in the morning, at 4am, but it was the only one with free tuition in the neighborhood. In 1983, Allan won his very first medal at a Jiu Jitsu tournament in Teresópolis as a yellow belt. Carlson Gracie was in the stands and saw potential in the young Allan Goes, he immediately asked professor Manimal (one of Carlson Gracie’s best friends) to bring Goes to the juvenile class at the famous Carlson Gracie school where he would have more and tougher sparring partners. 

At the age of 16, Master Carlson Gracie took him under his wing, and brought Allan to live with him at his home. Sharing everyday with the master, Allan’s technique and personality grew exponentially. He recorded a fabulous streak of victories in Jiu Jitsu, being his only recorded loss to Fernando Gurgel as a brown belt. He lived with Carlson for around 3 years until he joined the Brazilian Paratroopers (around the same time he received his black belt).

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