Blog Posts - Gracie Academy



Rising Featherweight Brian Ortega

Sunday, June 07, 2015- the replay of UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson was on and saw Thiago Tavares' forehead broke by lesser known fighter for me at that time named Brian Ortega. It was a big TKO win for the unbeaten Gracie BJJ black belter...
by Powcast.net Sports blog on Jul 3, 2016

Master Rickson Gracie discusses the future of jiu-jitsu with master Pedro Sauer and the head instructors at the Gracie Academy HQ: Ryron and Rener Gracie.

In a new video shot at the Gracie Academy in Torrance, California, Master Rickson Gracie discusses the future of jiu-jitsu with master Pedro Sauer and the head instructors at the Gracie Academy HQ: Ryron and Rener Gracie. Here's the video and the sub...
by The Part Time Grappler on Jun 7, 2016

Gracie Jiujitsu Legends: Helio Gracie's second son Relson Gracie on the health benefits of Jiu Jitsu

I really like this video. Actually, I love any video of someone above 50 doing things many 20 year olds can’t do. Relson Gracie has done a great job preserving his health.What he has done here, which I think every human being out there should, is t...
by The Part Time Grappler on Feb 15, 2016

Jiujitsu Lifestyle Humor: anti Gracie Diet Song Titles

courtesy of graciediet.com/ I tried the Gracie Diet for a couple of months over the summer and quite enjoyed it. If you're thinking about giving it a go, I recommend getting Grand Master Rorion's book on the subject because not only does he expl...
by The Part Time Grappler on Jan 15, 2016

The purpose of jiujitsu & judo

What is the purpose of Gracie or Brazilian jiujitsu, or indeed any martial art?Is it self defence?Why did you start training jiujitsu or any other martial art?Is it for proficiency in fighting?Is it to practice a sport?Is it just a form of physical e...
by The Part Time Grappler on Dec 17, 2015

BJJ / Grappling Tips: How Much Resistance Should I Use?

Check this beautiful video by BJJ Hacks called "Let Your Jiu-Jitsu Flow to Get Better" about Clark GracieWhy do I feel it's important to dial the resistance down when training Jiujitsu?Tombstone analogy:You often hear motivational speakers and author...
by The Part Time Grappler on Dec 4, 2015

BJJ Tips: Applying Armlocks and Teaching Gracie Jiujitsu

For a long time, I have been in love with Gracie jiujitsu and over the past 11 years, I have taught hundreds if not thousands of hours of group and private lessons and on a few occasions whole seminars*.Showing the details of the armbar from gua...
by The Part Time Grappler on Oct 27, 2015

BJJ Self Defence: Mestre Sylvio Behring

Some jiujitsu academies teach only sport jiujitsu while others teach the self defence curriculum alongside the sport techniques, barely paying lip-service to the raison d'être of jiujitsu. Very few academies, however, manage to keep both alive. The...
by The Part Time Grappler on Apr 14, 2015

Helio Gracie Guillotine Choke Details

I love reading on flights and train journeys and Gracie jiujitsu literature is my favourite choice. Recently, I've been indulging in my friend Martyn's copy of "Gracie Jiujitsu" by the founder grand master Helio Gracie himself. I've come to love the...
by The Part Time Grappler on Jul 9, 2014

BJJ / Grappling tips: How to prevent the guard pass and improve your triangle choke

Are people passing whenever you attempt to triangle choke them?Not cool. The triangle choke is an iconic attack within grappling arts and if it didn't work unless you had long skinny legs, it would never had become a part of judo, a martial art and s...
by The Part Time Grappler on Jun 16, 2014

Gracie Jiujitsu - Ed O'Neill. I can't get enough of this guy!

I'm a huge Modern Family fan. Watching Ed O'Neill's character put on a rear naked choke on his son made me do some research on Ed's jiujitsu on the net. I knew he was a Gracie jiujitsu black belt from the Torrance academy but what I found was more. M...
by The Part Time Grappler on May 29, 2014

Gracie Jiujitsu UK Stockport Academy Visit

Ryron, Rener, Ralek and Rorion Gracie would be proud of the Stockport affiliate to the Gracie academy. I recently had the privilege to visit my man Rob Dixon's academy in nearby Stockport. I met Rob a few months back at a Mark Munoz- Jake Ellenberger...
by The Part Time Grappler on Feb 26, 2014

Munoz Ellenberger Gracie: Super Seminar - Problem solving in Jiu Jitsu and Buddhism.

Recently I attended a great mega-seminar with Mark Munoz,Jake Ellenberger, Ryron and Rener Gracie and the gems I left with were invaluable! Not only did the fantastic 4 show great wrestling and jiujitsu moves, they also shared some great pearls...
by The Part Time Grappler on Nov 4, 2013

Training Gracie Jiujitsu at EKBJJ HQ

This Monday I spent just under 6 hours on the mats with several regional instructors going thru the self defence curriculum of Gracie jiujitsu under the watchful eyes of Eddie Kone, head instructor of the EKBJJ Association and what an experience that...
by The Part Time Grappler on Jun 12, 2013

BJJ / Grappling Tips: Self defence and Gracie Jiu Jitsu

by The Part Time Grappler on Apr 24, 2013

Training BJJ to Improve, some experience

I am a second year blue belt at the moment. Up until a few months ago, I used to train around 3 times per week as the norm which I think is how much most guys train at my academy. Recently however the owners introduced a new time table with classes i...
by grappler blog on Jan 4, 2013

Gracie Kids: BullyProof - Review

The Gracie Academy in Torrance, California has produced a number high quality BJJ related products. I am a happy student of the Gracie University programme and have learned tons of great jiu jitsu details from  it and from their excellent Gracie...
by The Part Time Grappler on Sep 7, 2012

BJJ / Grappling Tips: mat time - fundamentals v combinations v crazy jiu jitsu

Here is an example of three technique sequences that are aimed at different levels of proficiency in BJJ: Americana from mount: Everyone should know how to perform this technique. It's a basic and very very effective Brazilian jiu jitsu attack from...
by The Part Time Grappler on May 15, 2012


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