Since Royce Gracie pioneered mixed mixed martial arts (MMA) in 1993, the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) has been on the rise. Royce Gracie is the son of Hélio Gracie – the founding father of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Before Hélio passed away in 2009, he grew frustrated with the evolving sport because it lacked the essential elements of self-defense. Nowadays it is common for world-class Jiu-Jitsu fighters to have no working knowledge of self-defense techniques.
But why is self-defense even important? Because most fights don’t start with a gentleman’s agreement. They are violent, chaotic melees, that begin as a surprise.
This video features Royce’s older brother Rickson Gracie, and clearly demonstrates that even renowned black belts lack even the most basic knowledge of self-defense techniques. But, self-defense goes deeper than just a few techniques. There is prevention and strategy to consider. Learning the complete art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu takes dedication and patience.
Stop by Capital and learn true Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. It’s more than just a grappling art. It is the world’s most effective art for self-defense.