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Rickson Gracie Reveals His Toughest Roll Ever – And It’s Not A BJJ Athlete

At an “ask me anything” session at Rickson Academy, a student had an opportunity to ask Rickson Gracie the following question: “Who was the toughest guy you ever trained...

Rickson Gracie: ‘The People Who Quit Jiu-Jitsu are the Ones Who Need it the Most’

It definitely requires a special type of person to become a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt. Only 3% of the people who start training will get there. “If you are lucky enough to find a way of life...

Rickson Gracie on How He Deals with Rude & Aggressive People in the Street

As martial artists, we are often faced with aggressive people who threaten us either verbally or physically. It’s important to know the difference between an insult like “F– You” and a threat...

Master Freedriver Debunks Rickson Gracie’s Breathing Claims: ‘It’s All Bullsh*t’

Have you ever thought about breathing training? Rickson Gracie has a special approach to breathing. Rickson Gracie and all members of the Gracie use a special method of breathing when doing...

Learn Rickson Gracie’s Signature Gift Wrap Back Take

The gift wrap position is a very powerful that you should be using in your Jiu-Jitsu. It’s a kind of hybrid mount-back position where you can control your opponent. It is even possible to...

Rickson Gracie Shares His Honest Opinion on the Modern Leglock Game

Leglocks have been at the center of the bjj zeitgeist for quite some time. They are referred to as the great equalizer. Cases like this are just why. A white belt competitor named James Hunt had an...

Rickson Gracie on the Rubber Guard: ‘It’s Very Inefficient’

Rickson Gracie is nothing if not somewhat consistent. The Gracie family patriarch has been adamant about his old school approach to bjj for quite some time even saying things like: Rickson Gracie:...

Rickson Gracie’s Closed Guard Cross Collar Choke Secrets Shared by Henry Akins

Let’s remind ourselves of the most important thing you need to do when you have someone in your closed guard: attack at all times. Many jiujiteiros make a mistake of holding a closed guard for a...

Watch: Rickson Gracie vs. Rigan Machado Throwback Match from 1986

Remember 1986? You probably don’t – even if you’re one of the more seasoned BJJ athletes who’ve been born before that year. However, what every Jiu-Jitsu practitioner should...

Rickson Gracie on if Jiu-Jitsu is enough in a Street Altercation?

It goes without saying that your goal should always be to not get involved in any sort of a street fight. It’s best to just deescalate the situation by talking with the other side; or, if that...

Rickson Gracie’s Tips for Women Who Train Jiu-Jitsu

On his new Rickson.academy website , the undefeated champion of the Gracie family is providing tips, reflections and complete Jiu-Jitsu lessons. Today, Rickson Gracie’s main objective is to...

How Rickson Gracie Passes the Guard: The Most Effective Way of Passing The Guard Explained

Sometimes, the „real“ BJJ secrets or not-so-obvious details to getting a lot better get revealed. This guard passing detail, presented by SBG’s Matt Thornton, falls into that category –...

Benefits For Jiu-Jitsu of Rickson Gracie’s Movement Based Training

Guest post by Henry Akins, the third American to receive a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt from legendary fighter Rickson Gracie. Akins trained under Rickson Gracie for 15 years. Akins became the...

How To Lower Your Heart Rate Using Either Wim Hof or Rickson Gracie Breathing

Breathing for BJJ? You’re at the last 5 minutes of training, you’re rolling with a stronger, heavier yet lower belt. You are already at the end of you capacities, breathing hard and trying to...

Rickson Gracie: “Breath Control Can Change Your Life”

You can’t control everything on the mats, nor in your life alike. You can control some of the moves, but you can never fully predict what your “opponent” will do… Or how...

Rickson Gracie Tells Joe Rogan About How He Controls His Breathing

Have you ever thought about breathing training? Rickson Gracie has a special approach to breathing. Rickson Gracie and all members of the Gracie use a special method of breathing when doing...

How Rickson Gracie Learned to Overcome Doubts & Fear of Fighting

Rickson Gracie is widely regarded as the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) practitioner of all time. The 9th-degree red belt (the highest level attainable) is simply the epitome of the word icon....

Rickson Gracie: “Leverage Replaces Strength, Technique Replaces Speed”

Almost everyone who starts with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu thinks that they’re either too strong or too weak to do everything/anything. If you’re “jacked”, then you might’ve...

Rickson Gracie on Living a Turbulent Life in Rio & Training with Rolls Gracie

Living and growing up in Rio de Janeiro meant a lot of different experiences for Rickson Gracie. In the latest episode of the “Jocko Podcast”, which is hosted by the ex-Navy SEAL Jocko...

Rickson Gracie Explains Difference Between Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

The recent “Jocko Podcast”, led by Jocko Willink, hosted one of the biggest Jiu-Jitsu legends in the world: Rickson Gracie. Rickson spoke about many interesting subjects that have to do...

Rickson Gracie & Jocko Willink: “Stay Calm in Bad Positions, Jiu-Jitsu is Life”

The best crossovers are rarely ever expected, but are almost always welcome. Especially in the world of Jiu-Jitsu… And wouldn’t you guess it: Rickson Gracie has just appeared on an...

Dave Camarillo Names The 3 Best Guys He Ever Rolled with. Doesn’t Include Rickson Gracie

Dave Camarillo is a Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under Ralph Gracie though he moved away from Ralph’s academy to form his own style which he branded as “Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu”. Dave...

Rickson by Armbar- Rare Competition Footage of Ponytail Wearing Rickson Gracie

Rickson Gracie is a mythical figure in Jiu-Jitsu. Jean Jacques Machado speaks on years of experience training with Rickson Gracie. He was Rickson Gracie’s student from back in the days, from the...

A Blow By Blow Account Of The Rickson Gracie vs Yoji Anjo Closed Door Fight

Japanese pro wrestling superstar Nobuhiko Takada had been calling out the legendary Brazilian fighter Rickson Gracie, who did not even acknowledge him. Yoji Anjo, a famous pro-wrestler back in Japan,...