Rickson Gracie is unanimously known in the mixed martial arts community as the greatest jiu-jitsu fighter of all time. He now splits up his time inbetween his native Rio de Janeiro and Santa Monica, California, where his son Kron has his own academy.
Stefan Kocev is a fashion photographer, surfer, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt. He spent the day with the legend's daughters and son, capturing the most intimate photographs of the seculsive Gracie family that we have ever seen.
Check out more of Stefan's work on Instagram: @stefankocev
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