Rio de Janeiro Honors Robson Gracie With Public Landmark Naming

Rio de Janeiro Honors Robson Gracie With Public Landmark Naming

In a significant move honoring the legacy of Jiu-Jitsu, Rio de Janeiro’s Mayor Eduardo Paes has officially approved for the naming of a public place after the late Grand Master Robson Gracie.
This decision, made on the morning of November 29, 2023, comes as a tribute to Gracie’s immense contribution to the Gentle Art.

According to Tatame, the decision was a collaborative effort led by council members Marcelo Arar, Marcos Braz, and Felipe Michel.
Marcelo Arar, who also heads the Parliamentary Front in Defense of Fights and Martial Arts in Rio’s Chamber, expressed his deep gratitude for Gracie’s influence:

Robson Gracie, through the Federation he created and his sons, was of great relevance for the growth of Jiu-Jitsu in Rio de Janeiro and the world.

I can only express my gratitude for the friendship and affection he showed everyone, and for the legacy he left in the sport

Fabricio Xavier, President of Sindilutas and a key figure in the Martial Arts “Best of the Year” Awards, highlighted the significance of this decision.
He aims to transform Rio de Janeiro into the international capital of fights and martial arts:

This action (the naming of the public place) is very important for our project to materialize.
We envision turning the City of Arts and the Martial Arts Walk of Fame into a true open-air museum.