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Rickson Gracie on the two Types of White Belts Most Likely to Quit Jiu-Jitsu

The Two Main Types of White Belts Likely to Discontinue Jiu-Jitsu Training Jiu-jitsu is a highly effective martial art that can transform individuals in profound ways. For those who feel physically...

Rickson Gracie: “Jiu-Jitsu White Belts Should Not Spar Hard in the First Year”

As a new practitioner of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, it is important to learn how to avoid common injuries that white belts often face. Proper technique, training partners, and adjusting intensity levels...

Rickson Gracie Shows the Perfect Warm Up for Jiu-Jitsu

Many times you will see competitors stretching before their match… What many do not realise is that any kind of static stretching while your body isn’t warmed up is actually bad for you....

Rickson Gracie on Why People Quit Jiu-Jitsu in the First Month?

In over 50 years of martial arts experience, Rickson Gracie masterfully learned two important lessons. The first was combat skills. The second was human behavior observation. This includes...

Rickson Gracie Explains How Jiu-Jitsu Drives Anxiety Away

What do the BJJ student, the singer and the deep-sea diver have in common? All three will struggle to excel if they do not understand their own breathing processes. As Rickson notes, “I was...

How Rickson Gracie Defeated the Pressure Point Doctor

Rickson Gracie has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Japan dating back to the 1990s. As Gracie noted in his memoir, Breathe, he developed a deep connection with the country and its culture...

Oleg Taktarov: “Rickson Gracie Taught Me a Lesson On How to be Humble”

Oleg  Taktarov is a former UFC champion. He won the UFC 6 tournament. He notably dfeated Marco Ruas, Tank Abbott, Mark Kerr, and Anthony Macias. Takatarov is Master of Sport and 3rd Dan Black Belt...

Rickson Gracie Black Belt Offers “More Efficient” Way of Doing Oleinik’s Scarfhold Choke

Aleksei Oleinik, even though 44 years old, has just managed to pull of his 60th (!) career win. At UFC 273, he tapped out Jared Vanderaa in the first round. Vanderaa attempted to impose his own game...

Rickson Gracie for Those Training BJJ After 50: “Make Jiu-Jitsu Work for You”

Starting jiu jitsu after 50 is absolutely possible and many people do it. Here are some tips to get started: First, find a BJJ gym that caters to older adult students. Look for gyms that have classes...

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...

Rickson Gracie’s Method For Making Yourself Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

There are some old school lessons from Rickson Gracie out there that still translate to our training and fighting in today’s modern age. The one that everyone should embrace is the ability to get...

Rickson Gracie on Cultural Differences Between Brazilians and Japanese

The legend Rickson Gracie talks about the difference in cultures between the Japanese and Brazilians. We also dive into the critical aspect of learning for this white belt generation, and the JJGF...

Rickson Gracie Trains Jiu-Jitsu with His Old Pride FC Rival Takada

Rickson Gracie is a legendary figure in the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. There are countless stories of how good he was during his prime. There are many stories of Rickson Gracie manhandling...

The Crazy Life of Slavko Ilic, Rickson Gracie Black Belt: From War Zones to Hollywood

If you have been training Jiu-Jitsu for 20+ years, you have probably heard of Slavko Ilic. He is as old school as it gets. Slavko’s life is like an action movie, full of twists and turns and...

Would Rickson Gracie Beat Carlson Gracie? Roger Gracie Shares His Thoughts

In a recent episode of the “Kyra Gracie Podcast”, Jiu-Jitsu legend Roger Gracie offered his insights into the often-debated topic of generational talent in the sport – particularly...

Rickson Gracie Talks about His Toughest Bout: ‘I Was Ready To Quit’

Rickson Gracie and Casemiro ‘Rei Zulu’ Nascimento Martins engaged in two highly competitive matches in the early 1980s that helped launch Rickson’s career and raise his profile...

Rickson Gracie Is Now Claiming To Have a 450W-0L Record & Possibly Even 1000-0

The great Rickson Gracie claimed to have been unbeaten in BJJ, Wrestling, Sambo, challenge matches, Judo and vale tudo fights with 400-0 record has been disputed by many people. Now Rickson Gracie...

Rickson Gracie’s Closed Guard Trap Which Catches Opponents on the Blind Side

In BJJ, closed guard is a great place to be for the one on bottom as you have so many options whereas your opponent has much less. The legendary Rickson Gracie  likes to trap his opponent in the...

Rickson Gracie On If Bruce Lee Was a “Legit” Fighter

Ask any martial artist, no matter if it’s a Judoka, kickboxer, or a BJJ practitioner, who their martial arts heroes are, and, especially for the older ones, it is most likely to be Bruce Lee. Bruce...

The Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Lesson Rickson Gracie Taught “The Hulk”

Back in 2008, actor Edward Norton was filming the movie “The Incredible Hulk” in Rio de Janeiro. And he thought about a unique aspect of his character: if a regular man could transform...

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 –...

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:...

When Rickson Gracie Calmly Claimed He’d Finish Mike Tyson in Under 5 minutes

Mike Tyson and Rickson Gracie are legends in their respective sports: boxing and Jiu-Jitsu. What would happen if they got into an altercation? Rickson Gracie was reported to have an undefeated record...

Rickson Gracie: “My Curiosity Always Overpowered My Fear”

Rickson Gracie is, arguably, the greatest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner of all time… And the most legendary one. But not “just” because of his successes as an athlete. Rather,...