RIP Helio Gracie

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Regardless of how you feel about BJJ, MMA or whatever else, Professor Helio Gracie is as much an institution in Martial Arts as anyone and his passing is a loss not just for grappling, but for the martial arts community at large. RIP. :(

It is with great sadness that GRACIEMAG.com announces the passing of Grandmaster Helio Gracie. At 95 years of age, the great icon and one of those most responsible for Jiu-Jitsus success in Brazil and the world died this morning, at home, in the district of Itaipava, in the mountain region of Rio de Janeiro.
http://www.graciemag.com/news/144/ARTICLE/13149/2009-01-29.html
 
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An amazing man who's life is a legacy and passed down to many.

I am sorry to hear of this sad news of someone who will be greatly remembered.
 
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RIP Helio Gracie!
I am so appreciative for the art that developed from the hard work of Helio and his Brother Carlos. Both are gone now, but the art is alive and well. I will go roll an extra class today and think about how these men brought this great art to us.
 

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RIP. Certainly the loss of a legend.:asian:
 

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A great fighter, a great innovator, and a man who's skills and legacy are to be admired and remembered.
 

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What an amazing man, that brought so much to the arts. :asian:
 

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Another legend passes on...
 

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A true inspiration :asian:
 
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