John Lewis and Ralph ‘Pitbull’ Gracie show their stuff in this 1996 broadcast of the Springer show.
Ralph Gracie ‘the Pitbull’ is one of the most feared & respected BJJ fighters in history. The son of Robson Gracie and brother to Charles Gracie, Renzo Gracie and the late Ryan Gracie, has a reputation for being extremely aggressive.
Over the years, he has somehow mellowed down but there are still crazy rumors about his hard core teaching style that he imposed on his first generation of black belts: Dave and Dan Camarillo, Kurt Osiander, Luke Steward, Scott Nelson, Alan ‘Gumby’ Marques, Misho Ceko, Bj Penn,Cameron Earle, and many more…
Ralph used to drive his students crazy to the point that Scotty Nelson was said to have tried to run Ralph over with his car once.
Some examples of stories are Jason Slater, a music producer and Ralph’s former student, remembering getting knocked out in class for going too hard against Ralph’s instructions. He told Vice:
“He came up behind me and punched me. As in, in the face.”