Kron Gracie parents are Rickson Gracie and Kim Gracie. Kron grew up training jiu jitsu with his three siblings in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The MMA fighter hails from a lineage with a rich legacy in the field of combat sports, particularly Brazilian jiu-jitsu. His father, Rickson, established a steady bedrock for his progeny to step foot on his legacy, and Kron did the same.
Gracie was exposed to jiu-jitsu from an early age by Rickson, and he imbued the UFC combatant with an industrious and competitive mindset that served as the foundation for his career and accomplishments.
The 34-year-old athlete won gold medals in the 2009 European Championship in Portugal and the 2013 ADCC World Championship in Beijing. In 2014, Kron transitioned himself into an MMA fighter by joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
After over three years of absence, Gracie will be back in action and set to fight Canadian MMA artist Charles Jourdain at UFC 288 in May 2023.
Kron Gracie Family Legacy
Kron comes from a rich family legacy of martial arts and combat sports. His grandpa Helio Grace was one of the original founders of Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 1925.
Similarly, Kron Gracie dad Rickson Gracie is a 9th-degree red belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil. Rickson passed on his knowledge and skills to his son from a young age, cultivating a strong sense of discipline and a fierce desire to be the best.
On the other hand, Kron was a natural athlete, and it didn't take long for him to fall in love with jiu-jitsu and other combat sports. Rickson could see the fire in his offspring's eyes and knew he had an exceptional talent for the sport.
As Kay grew older, his passion for martial arts only grew stronger. He spent every spare moment training and honing his skills, striving to become the best fighter he could be. Rick was always there to support him, offering guidance and advice whenever needed.
Rickson Is UFC Hall of Famer
Rickson Gracie is a prominent member of the Gracie clan. Kron's father is the 1980 San Deigo Pan American Championships gold medalist.
The 5-foot-10 former athlete was widely recognized as the best fighter in the family during the 80s. Besides, Rickson has an impressive MMA record of 11 wins out of 11 games played.
Rickson won nine games by submission and two by knockouts. He also began training in martial arts at a young age, and by 18, he was already a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
With his induction into the Legends of MMA Hall of Fame in November 2014, he secured his place among the pantheon of martial arts greats. Moreover, In July 2017, Rickson was promoted to 9th-degree red belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
Rickson has also appeared in movies starring in Marvel Studios' superhero film, The Incredible Hulk, in 2008. He had a cameo role as a martial arts trainer of Bruce Banner, played by Edward Norton.
Moreover, Rickson married his wife Kim Gracie in the 80s and had four kids before their divorce. He later married his second spouse Cassia R Gracie, an owner of the clothing brand called Sol Flow.
Kim Also Has Black Belt
Kron Gracie mom Kim Gracie is a former model and actress from the United States.
Fueled by her passion for modeling and acting, Kim pursued a career in the entertainment industry. Her breakthrough moment came when she landed a role in the 1999 movie Warrior.
Her work in the film industry opened up many doors, and she appeared in various print and television advertisements.
After some time in the entertainment world, she transitioned into business and became involved in various charitable causes.
Kim is an active philanthropist who is dedicated to helping underprivileged children. In 2018, Kron's mother was presented with the Philanthropist of the Year award for her charitable work.
Besides, Kim is also a fitness enthusiast who enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. She currently lives a single life in Los Angeles, California.
Kron Gracie Siblings
Kron is the youngest of four siblings born and raised in the Brazilian capital Rio de Janeiro. He has two sisters named Kauan and Kaulin and a brother named Rockson.
Similar to how he grew up in the Gracie family, his older siblings also underwent rigorous training and exercises during their upbringing. Kauan said that there were no other options than to adapt to training as soon as one learns to crawl quickly.
Rockson Gracie is the eldest child of Rickson and Kim born on November 25, 1981.
Born into a dynasty of martial arts greatness, the Rockson was naturally inclined towards Jiu-Jitsu, and his training began in earnest under the tutelage of Rickson.
Many believed that he might be the next best thing after Rick because of his quick adaptability and determination to succeed. Unfortunately, Kron Gracie's brother Rockson passed away in December 2000 because of a drug overdose at the age of 19.
Kron Gracie sister Kauan Gracie is a multi-faceted athlete who has excelled in martial arts and dancing.
Kauan grew up not fully realizing the extent of her family's influence on the world of martial arts. Her pop, Rickson, is a supportive figure in her life who has helped her pursue various interests like swimming, singing, piano, and dance.
Though they wanted her to embark on a career in jiu-jitsu, she was more inclined toward dancing. She earned her BFA degree at Chapman University in Dance program.
Kauan currently revels in the warmth of married life with her husband, Morgan, in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
Kaulin Gracie is an employee at a local restaurant called E.Z Tiger. She joined the cafeteria in May 2018.
Having been born in the vibrant city of Rio, Brazil, Kaulin uprooted herself in 2014 and made a new home in Yakima, Washington, together with her beloved partner, Graham Snyder.
According to her Facebook events, she worked at Gracie North Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Yakima after she arrived. Four years later, in February 2018, Kaulin started a new job at Cowiche Canyon Kitchen & Icehouse Bar.
However, she only toiled there for two months and joined E.Z Tiger shortly after in May 2018. She has two daughters and a son from her marriage.
Kron Gracie Grandparents
The athletic pedigree of the Gracie clan is nothing short of remarkable with his grandparents being the honorary figures of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
His grandfather Helio Gracie alongside Carlos Gracie, developed a new martial art system, the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, derived from the Japanese technique with a slight variation.
Helio married his first wife, Margarida, but had no children with her. The pair were together for over 50 years till Margarida perished away. After that, he tied the knot with another woman named Vera Gracie.
Helio has thee children with Isabel Soares, including Kron's papa Rickson. The remaining two are his uncles, Rorion and Relson.
His grandad further had six children with his second partner Vera. They are Rolker, Royler, Royce, Rerika, Ricci, and Robin Gracie.
Kron Gracie Family Tree
Helio and Carlos remain intact in the top chart of the Gracie clan as the first-generation members.
Followed by second-generation martial artists Carlos Gracie Jr., Carlson, Kron's dad Rickson, Carlos Robson, Rolls, Rorion, Royce, and Royler.
The UFC fighter Kron comes in the third generation of the reputed Gracie brood alongside other names such as Cesar, Clark, Renzo, Rodrigo, Roger, Rolles Jr, and Ralph Gracie.
Rorion was among the pioneering members of the Gracie family to introduce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to the United States, and his younger brother Royce followed in his footsteps.
Later Royce Gracie secured his place in the annals of MMA history by becoming the inaugural champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), with the guidance of Helio.