Throwback: Watch Rickson Gracie vs. Rigan Machado 35 Years Later

Compared to other martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu is still in its infancy. For that reason, footage exists of the early, developmental days of the art. By 1986, Brazilian jiu-jitsu as a martial art had existed for decades. But the art as a sport, a form of regulated competition in and

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Rickson Gracie Explains the Difference Between Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Rickson Gracie is one of the most noteworthy and mythologized characters in jiu-jitsu. Widely considered the Gracie family’s best competitor, he is said to be undefeated in hundreds of amateur and street fights, and he retired as an undefeated professional MMA fighter. Importantly, Gracie was able to witness first-hand the

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Throwback: Watch Rickson Gracie Roll With 50 People Straight for 25 Minutes

Rickson Gracie is a mythological figure in jiu-jitsu. He was the most athletic and talented direct son of Helio Gracie, rumored to have been 400-0 in competition, and the family’s chosen representative in early Japanese MMA. Gracie’s competitive and athletic prime coincided with the very early growth of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which

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