12 Nov 2019

Grandmaster Mauricio Robbe is Gracie Barra’s first red-belt

Robbe receives the red belt from Carlos Gracie Jr. Helen Arruda

November 9 will be forever marked in the history of Gracie Barra. Mauricio Robbe, after an entire lifetime dedicated to BJJ, has become the team’s first red-belt and received the title of grandmaster of the art.

The promotion took place last Saturday, with the belt being tied by Carlos Gracie Jr. at the new Gracie Barra HQ in Florianopolis, Brazil.

“The secret to getting to the memorable red belt? Being alive,” said Robbe as part of a moving speech. We’re sure a sense of humor helps too.



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