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5 hours ago

The Basics Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Leesburg, VA

Another amazing podcast from our friend Marty Josey.
Roger Gracie describes the importance of a strong mind, how he got to master the cross collar choke from mount, coming back from setbacks and Jiu-Jitsu applied in your daily routine.
Highly recommended!EP 108 “then it’s just a mind game--whoever has the strongest mind, the strongest will, the stronger desire...they will succeed where others don’t”..Roger Gracie, 10 time Jiu-Jitsu world champion.
Roger is the grandson of GM Carlos Gracie and Son of Mauricio Gomes and Reila Gracie. He is considered by many to be the best Jiu Jitsu competitor in history. In this interview he discussed Moving from Brazil to London, his father influence on him, awarding his first black belt, Competition mindset and what makes him different, most memorable matches, why he’s so successful with the cross collar choke, his MMA career, cross training for BJJ competition and for MMA, his biggest set back he’s had in his career and how he overcame it, what he’s most proud of, and plans now that he’s retired from competition, etc. Listen on ITunes, Stitcher, You Tube, Google Play, or at GracieJiuJitsuRocks.com.. Please like and share!

Roger Gracie Mauricio Gomes BJJ Roger Gracie Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy Marty Josey Aaron A. Sundstrom #RogerGracie #RogerGracieJiuJitsu #MauricioGomes #BJJ J #MMA #GracieJiuJitsu
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Another amazing podcast from our friend Marty Josey.
Roger Gracie describes the importance of a strong mind, how he got to master the cross collar choke from mount, coming back from setbacks and Jiu-Jitsu applied in your daily routine.
Highly recommended!

Bounce back!

Hampton Roads Karate
Everyone stumbles on their path to black belt when life gets in the way. Don't let your time away from training deter you from getting back on the mat.
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Give your children the tools to defend themselves.

Valente Brothers Jiu-Jitsu
Professor Pedro Valente discusses children’s self-defense rights in schools.
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Last Wednesday 2 gunmen entered a school in Sao Paulo, Brazil and killed 7 people.

On her attempt to escape the first active shooter, young Rhyllary was confronted by the second attacker who grabbed her by the hair and start punching her.

She survived and this is her recollection of the incident:
“I train Jiu-Jitsu and my instructor always says that when someone wants to take you down, you have to maintain a solid base and fight, plant your feet firm on the ground and don’t lose your balance.
I’m happy I was the first one he grabbed, because maybe another person without that knowledge could have fallen down. And if that person would’ve fallen down the gunman could’ve killed him, the students who were coming behind would not have been able to open that door and he could’ve killed everyone”.
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After being defeated in the beach by Rickson Gracie, Hugo Duarte and his team (Luta Livre) invaded the Gracie Academy to demand a re-match.
GM Helio Gracie was teaching and this is how Duarte remembers the incident:

“We invaded the Gracie Academy with around 60 lunatics. Helio Gracie was over 80 years old at this time and not only did he convince Rickson to fight me but he got right in the middle of the circle and took control of the whole situation.
It was one of the biggest demonstrations of manhood I ever saw.”
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After being defeated in the beach by Rickson Gracie, Hugo Duarte and his team (Luta Livre) invaded the Gracie Academy to demand a re-match.
GM Helio Gracie was teaching and this is how Duarte remembers the incident:

“We invaded the Gracie Academy with around 60 lunatics. Helio Gracie was over 80 years old at this time and not only did he convince Rickson to fight me but he got right in the middle of the circle and took control of the whole situation.
It was one of the biggest demonstrations of manhood I ever saw.”

GM Helio Gracie and his family.
The kids in the front row from left to right: Relson (our Grand Master), Rorion, Rolls and the little one in the very front, the great Rickson Gracie.
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GM Helio Gracie and his family.
The kids in the front row from left to right: Relson (our Grand Master), Rorion, Rolls and the little one in the very front, the great Rickson Gracie.

 

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Adam Goodly

Rickson was in Little Champs? 🤙🏼🙏

2 weeks ago

The Basics Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Leesburg, VA

Don’t get caught in the guillotine.

Manchester Gracie Jiu Jitsu
5 Rules of Guillotine Survival

#1 : Avoid the Wrap
#2 : Get to the Safe Side
#3 : Disconnect the Hips
#4 : Avoid Bicep Contact
#5 : Tap, Take Notes, and Try Again!

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🔁 : Gracie Breakdown / Gracie University
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If you can’t win, survive but don’t surrender.

2 weeks ago

The Basics Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Leesburg, VA

We are certified by the Gracie family to teach the Women Empowered course.

- Tuesdays: 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm
- Saturdays: 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Free trial. No experience needed.

More info:
carolina@thebasicsgjj.com

Gracie Breakdown
We discovered a new Women Empowered technique on International Women’s Day!!

One of our at-home students asked this question, and we didn't have an answer, so we explored for a bit and this is what we came up with!

Women Empowered 2.0 is out now, access the entire program online or on DVD and learn from anywhere in the world to earn a spot in our all new Women Empowered Instructor Certification Program so you can teach in your community!

DVD: secure.gracieacademy.com/categories/dvds/GSD-WE2DVD.html

Online: www.gracieuniversity.com/Pages/Public/Subject?enc=kD3xR4%2f5rCQ9eqk%2bx2u4nA%3d%3d

At a CTC: www.gracieuniversity.com/Pages/Public/Affiliates?enc=NLJif%2bGoAj1XVZySw7xGTw%3d%3d
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Good move Rener. Last time she choked you the hell out. Send the brother in to take the hit...