Showing posts with label Rickson Gracie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rickson Gracie. Show all posts

December 25, 2014

Kron Gracie's MMA Debut

Kron Gracie (son of Rickson) made his MMA debut last week at the Real 1 FC in Japan.  A solid first showing nailing the armbar very quickly, but I look forward to seeing Kron face some serious competition:

June 3, 2014

Henry Akins' Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar Kent, WA. August 9th 2014

Rickson Gracie's protege Henry Akins will visit the Seattle area for the first time offering a seminar open to all on Saturday August 9th at Foster BJJ.  I have heard nothing but positive things about Henry and his teaching style.

May 16, 2014

Luiz Claudio Open Guard Passing Concepts

Rickson Gracie blackbelt Luiz Claudio offers some solid fundamental movements and principles on passing your opponents open guard:

June 20, 2013

Jean Jacques Machado on Achieving Rank

Words to Live by! 

This is the school poster at Windsor BJJ, an affiliate of Jean Jacques Machado.  These are some of the words of Jean Jacques in regards to attaining rank in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, set against the picture of him being promoted to Red-Black belt but none other then Rickson Gracie himself.

As you can see Jean Jacques does not speak much, but says A LOT when he does!  To train with this legend keep your calendars open June 29-30 for the Jean Jacques Machado Canadian Open in Windsor Ontario; October 25-27th for the Machado camp in Dallas, TX.; and then November 16-17th here in Seattle, WA. as Jean Jacques Machado visits the Pacific NW for the first time ever! 

May 20, 2013

Rolls and Rickson Gracie Training Footage

Rolls Gracie died way before his time in a tragic hang gliding accident in his early 30's.  His mat prowess and skills are the marrow that legends are born from.  Needless to say there is little training footage of him out there, but recently this short clip surfaced of Rolls training with Rickson (again, little footage of this legend as well).  And though only a couple of minutes long one can glimpse into the history of the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Vale Tudo (MMA for you new kids).

I have had the pleasure on many occasion to sit down with Rigan Machado, Carlos, and Roger Machado and talk to them about the history of our art, and one common theme is prevalent with them... the respect and admiration they have for Rolls!  Rolls was a sponge according to Rigan.  An absolute beast who would look past all bias' to learn how to grapple better.  Studying with Samboists, Judoka, and western wrestlers Rolls never passed on an opportunity to better his understanding of the art.  And clearly he was a red-black belt in the art of the "stache!" 

Know your history and respect your roots folks:

January 6, 2013

Be Inspired By Rickson Gracie

"Courage is essential for the warrior.  Be engaged in the moment.  It is all about how I feel about things.  I don't expect much.  I obey my heart." - Rickson Gracie

Hope you listen to this my friend.

Rickson Gracie: Just Like You from Citizens of Humanity on Vimeo.