Ralston Gracie is a 1st degree black belt under his father Carley Gracie and his brother Clark Gracie. He is the grandson of Carlos Gracie, the originator of both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as we know it, and his highly effective Gracie diet. Ralston began training around 5 years of age in the academy, and knew he would become a jiu-jitsu expert since he could remember. Even during in his first years learning bjj, he worked closely with his four year older brother, Clark. Ralston began to effectively carry out techniques to beginner adult students before he was a teenager. Throughout middle school and high school, Ralston trained consistently under his father, while also succeeding in other sports and disciplines including music and drama. Ralston has always had a strong ambition in learning about health in all its aspects, staying in tune with nature, and advancing the development of jiu-jitsu.
Just after high school, Ralston moved to San Diego to live alongside his brother Clark. Ralston trained alongside Clark at the highly successful competition academy of Rodrigo Medeiros, who was trained by Carlson Gracie. While studying science and attaining a college degree in Health Education, Ralston lived extensively in both the San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego. He has been learning and teaching consistently since he was around 13 years old, and has succeeded in multiple bjj sport competitions. He has busily taught all life long under Carley and Clark Gracie, and independently across the Bay Area and San Diego County.
Ralston currently lives in San Francisco, teaching kids, adults, and women self defense courses across the San Francisco Bay Area.