Blog Posts - Rickson Gracie



BJJ / Grappling tips: Master Rickson Gracie's advice on training part time vs full time

I once explained to master Rickson Gracie what this website / movement is and what being a part time grappler is all about and sought his view on the matter and what he said really calmed me:Me: I'm talking about the professionals like the doctors, t...
by The Part Time Grappler on Jul 29, 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

BJJ / Grappling tips: Kron Gracie's guard

Master Rickson Gracie, Grandmaster Helio Gracie and professor Kron GracieKron Gracie has an amazing all-round jiujitsu game. He is fantastic from every position and attacks with submissions with seemingly reckless abandon, but having spent a few hour...
by The Part Time Grappler on Apr 21, 2015

The Fundamentals of Brazilian Jiujitsu

What are the fundamentals of jiujitsu?Helio vs Kato"What constitutes the fundamentals of jiujitsu?" is a question that has been thrown around quite a lot recently. In fact, this is not the first time I myself attempt to wrestle this particular beast.
by The Part Time Grappler on Apr 4, 2015

Kron Gracie MMA Debut: Breakdown Analysis

Jiujitsu and grappling phenom Kron Gracie, son of the founder of the Jiujitsu Global Federation, the legendary Rickson Gracie and grandson of the co-founder of Gracie Jiujitsu grand-master Helio Gracie, recently fought his MMA debut against Kim Hyung...
by The Part Time Grappler on Dec 23, 2014

Fear in Jiu-Jitsu. Fear in life.

I recently went to dinner with my friend and jiujitsu instructor of many many years and, as always, our conversation revolved around the topics of training, women, upcoming events and the psychology of combat. Incidentally, we talked a lot about fear...
by The Part Time Grappler on Dec 3, 2014

Interview with Rickson Gracie: jiujitsu master and founder of theJiu-Jitsu Global Federation Part VI

Interview with Jiujitsu Global Federation founder Master Rickson Gracie. Part VIA concise version of this interview was recently published by Blitz Martial Arts, Australasia's leading martial arts magazine. Click here for Part I, II, III, IV&nbs...
by The Part Time Grappler on Nov 29, 2014

Interview with Rickson Gracie: jiujitsu master and founder of theJiu-Jitsu Global Federation Part V

Interview with Jiujitsu Global Federation founder Master Rickson Gracie. Part VA concise version of this interview was recently published by Blitz Martial Arts, Australasia's leading martial arts magazine. Click here for Part I, II, III & IV29th...
by The Part Time Grappler on Nov 22, 2014

Interview with Rickson Gracie: jiujitsu master and founder of theJiu-Jitsu Global Federation Part IV

Interview with Jiujitsu Global Federation founder Master Rickson Gracie. Part IVA concise version of this interview was recently published by Blitz Martial Arts, Australasia's leading martial arts magazine. Click here for Part I, II & III29th Jul...
by The Part Time Grappler on Nov 21, 2014

Interview with Rickson Gracie: jiujitsu master and founder of theJiu-Jitsu Global Federation Part III

Interview with Jiujitsu Global Federation founder Master Rickson Gracie. Part IIIA concise version of this interview was recently published by Blitz Martial Arts, Australasia's leading martial arts magazine. Click here for Part I & II29th July 20...
by The Part Time Grappler on Nov 18, 2014

Interview with Rickson Gracie: jiujitsu master and founder of theJiu-Jitsu Global Federation Part II

Interview with Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation founder Master Rickson Gracie. Part IIA concise version of this interview was recently published by Blitz Martial Arts, Australasia's leading martial arts magazine. Click here for Part I. 29th July 2014...
by The Part Time Grappler on Nov 10, 2014

Interview with Rickson Gracie: jiujitsu master and founder of theJiu-Jitsu Global Federation Part I

Interview with Jiujitsu Global Federation founder Master Rickson Gracie. Part I. A concise version of this interview was recently published by Blitz Martial Arts, Australasia's leading martial arts magazine. 29th July 2014. 10am Los Angeles...
by The Part Time Grappler on Nov 5, 2014

Invisible jiujitsu: Rickson and Helio Gracie student Pedro Sauer shares secrets of Invisible jiujitsu

With the creation of the new Jiu-jitsu Global Federation under Master Rickson Gracie, everyone is talking about Gracie Jiujitsu. One of the elements at the heart of jiujitsu instruction is the "feel" of the move and the "weight distribution". I recen...
by The Part Time Grappler on Aug 1, 2014

Invisible jiujitsu: Rickson and Helio Gracie studnet Pedro Sauer shares secrets of Invisible jiujitsu

With the creation of the new Jiu-jitsu Global Federation under Master Rickson Gracie, everyone is talking about Gracie Jiujitsu. One of the elements at the heart of jiujitsu instruction is the "feel" of the move and the "weight distribution". I recen...
by The Part Time Grappler on Jul 26, 2014

BJJ / Grappling Tips: RNC - Variations on the Rear Naked Choke

The best submission in Brazilian / Gracie jiujitsu, Nogi grappling or MMA is the rear naked choke or Mata Leão (translates to the lion killer). Done well, it is close to impossible to defend or esacpe it. I'm lucky enough to have been taught the det...
by The Part Time Grappler on Jun 20, 2014

BJJ Amsterdam - Academy Visit to Rickson Gracie Representative, Black Belt Raoul Hiwat

Rickson & Kron Gracie Amsterdam is tucked away in the gym hall of a school in central Amsterdam. With it being my birthday last weekend, my wife asked where I wanted to go and my choices were Amsterdam or Barcelona. Having been to Barca rece...
by The Part Time Grappler on Apr 25, 2014

Self Defence Judo: Store Clerk hip throws robber!

The major hip throw - aka O Goshi in Japanese - is one of the corner stones of both judo, Gracie jiujitsu and in fact most self defence systems. The following is one of the most charismatic judo instructors I've ever seen: 65 year old, 7th dan K...
by The Part Time Grappler on Apr 10, 2014

Sparring with Rickson Gracie and other rare footage

Rickson Gracie, the ultimate expression of jiujitsuThis is a quick post about some rare Rickson Gracie footage I've recently discovered.I'm sure many of you have already seen this, but I had not.In the first one, the legend Rickson Gracie is "sparrin...
by The Part Time Grappler on Mar 22, 2014

How to escape the Mounted position II

Master Rickson Gracie's seminar in HollandLast BJJ / Grappling tips post talked about how to start the elbow knee escape from mounted position. In this one I’ll talk about the actual execution of the escapes and in the third post we’ll look more...
by The Part Time Grappler on Feb 3, 2014

Submissions are the Heart of BJJ and MMA

Rickson Gracie danced the line between life and death"The interesting dilemma is that I want boxing to be injury-free or at least as safe as possible, simultaneously I want people to be fascinated by the sport, to want to watch it and pay to attend t...
by The Part Time Grappler on Jan 21, 2014


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