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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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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,...

Bas Rutten Reveals That Rickson Gracie Was His “Dream Fight”

Bas Rutten, one of the greatest MMA fighters in history and a UFC Hall Of Famer, recently did an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session on Reddit, where he answered all sorts of interesting...

Rickson Gracie: “Every Moment In Life Is A Unique Opportunity”

Rickson Gracie is perhaps the most legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete of all time. And not just because of his rich competition (and family) history… But also because of his mindset, which...

Rickson Gracie: “Money Can’t Buy The Most Important Things In Life”

Rickson Gracie is regarded by many as the greatest BJJ practitioner of all time. But, even despite his numerous successes, Rickson came to understand that the most important things in life cannot be...

Rickson Gracie: “Fear Is Not The Enemy”

If you’re looking for someone whom you’d like to take inspiration from, then Rickson Gracie is probably one of the best out there. And not just when it comes to training… But,...

Rickson Gracie’s Mindset: “I Needed To Feel Frustration On A Daily Basis”

What’s the key to continuous improvement? Well, there are many answers to that question. But among them is a sure-fire one: always pushing yourself to the limit. Rickson Gracie knows that...

Rickson Gracie Discusses The Negative Side Of Jiu-Jitsu In Brazil: “It’s Been A Big Problem”

Are there any negative sides to training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? No, not just when it comes to injuries. But also when it comes to the BJJ community? Well, the legendary Rickson Gracie thinks that...

Craig Jones On Rickson Gracie: “He Was Doing Cold Baths Before Podcasts Were Invented”

Respect for Rickson Gracie and what he has done for Jiu-Jitsu is universal in the BJJ community. Everyone is grateful for his contributions to the Gentle Art – including Craig Jones. Jones...

Chuck Norris Talks Training With The Gracie Family: “I Got On The Ground With Rickson…”

Did you know that the martial arts and movie industry legend Chuck Norris trained Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? And that he even trained with the Gracie family – as well as rolled with Rickson? Norris...

Journalist Compares Rickson Gracie & Gordon Ryan: “Rickson Is The Absolute ‘King’ Of Jiu-Jitsu”

Marcelo Alonso is a journalist who specializes in martial arts – and he has recently participated in an interesting “Connect Cast” episode. During it, he spoke about the comparison...

Rickson Gracie: “Jiu-Jitsu Never Stops Evolving”

If you’re looking for inspiration when it comes to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then look no further from Rickson Gracie. He’s one of the true legends and pioneers of the Gentle Art… Who...

Private Lesson with Rickson Gracie: “Where My Energy Goes, You Can Take Advantage”

Not everyone gets to have a private training lesson with the legendary Rickson Gracie… But those who do, all say one thing: that the way Rickson teaches and what he teaches are two equally...

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: “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: “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...

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...

Benefits of Ginastica Natural For Jiu-Jitsu

If you train Jiu-Jitsu, then you have most probably heard of or have seen some videos of your favorite fighters training Ginastica Natural. But how can you define this type of workout? Ginastica...