Roger Gracie Gets 4th Degree The Same Day His Father Gets 8th Degree


ADCC and World Champion Roger Gracie had the honor of being awarded a fourth stripe on his black belt from his father, Mauricio Gomes.

Best of all, he had the honor of receiving this award after tying a red-and-white coral belt around his father’s waist.

The red-and-white coral belt is the equivalent of an 8th degree black belt. After receiving a black belt, it takes well over 30 years to reach this belt. The red-and-white coral belt is the second highest belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

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Last modified: September 12, 2017

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