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Olympic Champ Mark Schultz On How He Challenged Rickson Gracie: “I Held Him in a Cradle For 20 Mins”

Olympic and 2-time World champion freestyle wrestler, Mark Schultz, whose life story was featured in the movie ‘Foxcatcher’ has been a Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Pedro Sauer for about two years....

Become More Creative in BJJ by Rolling Like Rickson Gracie

Do you feel as if you’re somewhat stalling with your progress in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… As if the things that used to work for you don’t work as well anymore, and as if you’re...

Rickson Gracie: “It’s Important To Teach BJJ Strategy To White Belts”

If you’re a white belt, then learning “BJJ strategy” – the concepts and the principles that are a part of our sport – can seem something that’s far off in the...

Rickson Gracie Shares His Tips to Being Comfortable Inside Closed Guard

Being in Closed Guard is almost never an exciting task. Your sole purpose while you’re inside it is to break free; to somehow open up the space between you and your opponent, so as to escape...

Rickson Gracie Explains How To Flow Roll: “Educate Your Reflexes”

Flow rolling doesn’t come easily to a lot of BJJ athletes, especially those who’ve just begun training. However, this type of sparring is crucial if you want to develop the feel and the...

Rickson Gracie’s Secret Detail to a Tighter Choke from the Back

Learning the basics is extremely important – the most important thing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. For, if you lack knowledge in how to execute basic techniques and setups, you will not be able to...

Rickson Gracie On Why He Never Strikes with a Closed Fist in a Street Altercation

Should you punch or slap in a street fight? The legendary Rickson Gracie says that you shouldn’t punch in the street because you can break your hand. You should instead use a palm strike or slap,...

Rickson Gracie Unsure About if Kron Will Go Back To MMA

Kron Gracie is currently the only representative of the Gracie family in the UFC. He had his first match in 2019, winning against Alex Cacares with a Rear Naked Choke. In the same year, however,...

Rickson Gracie: “I Don’t Feel Comfortable Seeing Kron Trade Punches With Someone”

Kron Gracie has had his last MMA fight back in October 2019, when he lost to Cub Swanson via decision. His cornerman and father, Rickson Gracie, subsequently confessed that he wasn’t happy with...

Rickson Gracie Reveals Family Secrets about Carlos & Helio Polygamous Lifestyle

“People who come from dysfunctional families are not destined for a dysfunctional life.” – Bo Bennett Jiu-Jitsu as we know it today would have never happened if it hadn’t been for the Gracie...

Rickson Gracie: “Allow Yourself To Really Embrace Jiu-Jitsu”

What’s the true essence of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu – its underlying philosophy? This was a question posed by a student to Rickson Gracie, who wanted to learn about the philosophy and tradition...

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...

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’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...

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...