Ralek Gracie, son of Rorion Gracie, and brother of Rener and Ryron, recently shared a video that effectively delivers an anti-bullying message while showcasing the effectiveness of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Jiu-Jitsu, associated with the Gracie name, has had a lasting impact on combat sports, particularly during the early stages of the UFC. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu quickly gained recognition as a practical martial art for self-defense. In the video, a young Ralek Gracie confronts an individual who had persistently bullied and mocked his sister.
Despite warnings to stop, the situation escalated when the bully claimed to be a Kickboxing Champion and challenged Ralek. Using the fundamental principles of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Ralek closed the distance, executed a successful takedown, and transitioned to advantageous positions.
He secured a submission through a rear-naked choke. After releasing the bully, Ralek faced him again and employed the same strategy to secure the chokehold until the bully admitted defeat. This video demonstrates the practicality of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in self-defense scenarios and highlights the role martial arts can play in building resilience against bullies.
Ralek Gracie will eventually grow up to become a BJJ black belt and be one of the few people to defeat Kazushi Sakuraba in an MMA fight.