Rolker is the fourth son of Grand Master Helio Gracie. Like his brothers, he started training at an early age. A fierce competitor, he won several tournaments in his younger days. He is a dedicated teacher with a large following of students. He teaches at the Gracie Humaita Academy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil along with his brother Royler and frequently travels the world to teach seminars. In 2008, his father, Grand Master Helio Gracie, awarded him the red and black Master’s belt.