Go behind the scenes as Kyra Gracie is photographed for a feature article and Ralek Gracie demonstrates three techniques, re-live Rorion Gracie's induction into the Black Belt Hall of Fame and tour the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy!

Last week at BlackBeltMag.com, we brought you a roundup of our Top 10 MMA Videos. Continuing with a similar theme this week, we bring you Black Belt magazine's top Gracie BJJ videos! As the Black Belt magazine website approaches a video count of 450, it becomes apparent that that's a LOT of footage to sift through. Therefore, these roundups serve to bring back classics from the early days of our martial arts video archive that some may have missed while providing a primer for BlackBeltMag.com newcomers! And so, without further ado, here are our Top Gracie BJJ videos featuring Kyra Gracie, Rorion Gracie, Ralek Gracie and a tour of the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California! * * *


BLACK BELT MAGAZINE'S TOP GRACIE BJJ VIDEOS Kyra Gracie: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Photo Shoot

Kyra Gracie won the 132-pound division at the 2007 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Submission Wrestling World Championship. The Brazilian native is now based in Southern California, and she has big plans to increase the number of women participating in Brazilian jiu-jitsu around the world. Kyra Gracie was featured in the June 2008 issue of Black Belt magazine.

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BLACK BELT MAGAZINE'S TOP GRACIE BJJ VIDEOS Ralek Gracie: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Leg Attack

On May 29, 2010, at DREAM 14 held at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan, Ralek Gracie defeated the "Gracie Hunter," the famed Kazushi Sakuraba, via unanimous decision. In this exclusive video shot at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California, Ralek Gracie shows you how to go from side mount to an ankle lock in an effective attack on the opponent's leg.

BLACK BELT MAGAZINE'S TOP GRACIE BJJ VIDEOS Ralek Gracie: Countering the Kimura in BJJ and MMA

In this second exclusive video also filmed at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California, Ralek Gracie shows you how he countered "Gracie Hunter" Kazushi Sakuraba's kimura at DREAM 14: an MMA event held May 29, 2010, in Japan.

BLACK BELT MAGAZINE'S TOP GRACIE BJJ VIDEOS Ralek Gracie: Stacking the Opponent in BJJ

The first two Ralek Gracie videos proved so popular, we posted a third! This time, Ralek Gracie demonstrates how to counter an arm lock to stack an opponent!

BLACK BELT MAGAZINE'S TOP GRACIE BJJ VIDEOS Rorion Gracie: 2006 Black Belt Hall of Fame Instructor of the Year Video Profile

This video biography of Rorion Gracie was presented during his induction into the 2006 Black Belt Hall of Fame as Instructor of the Year. The son of Brazilian jiu-jitsu founder Helio Gracie, Rorion Gracie founded the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California. Some highlights from the martial career of Rorion Gracie include the following:
  • In a 1987 issue of Playboy, Rorion Gracie issued what became known as the Gracie Challenge: He invited anyone — regardless of style, weight or reputation — to prove his skills in a no-holds-barred match against Brazilian jui-jitsu.
  • In 1993, Rorion Gracie and associate Art Davie created, financed and produced the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which brought mixed-martial arts competition into the mainstream.
  • In addition to his jiu-jitsu curriculum for youths and adults, Rorion Gracie has developed a self-defense system called Women Empowered, as well as programs that focus on the needs of military personnel, law-enforcement agencies and air marshals.
  • Rorion Gracie has received more than 100 Recognition Coins from the U.S. military and various government agencies, including the FBI, Department of Justice and United Nations Security Council.
  • To ensure that the Gracie tradition lives on, he’s groomed his sons — Ryron, Rener and Ralek Gracie — to teach the grappling art.

BLACK BELT MAGAZINE'S TOP GRACIE BJJ VIDEOS Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy Video Tour

Brazilian jiu-jitsu history comes alive at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California. Take a quick tour of the facility's museum artifacts! For more information about this facility, visit GracieAcademy.com!
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The UFC returned to American network television for the first time in more than two years Saturday on ABC while former featherweight champion Max Holloway returned to his winning ways following two straight losses, earning a unanimous decision over Calvin Kattar in Abu Dhabi. Holloway showed he still has plenty left as a fighter dominating Kattar from the opening bell of the main event with a mix of punches and low kicks.

It appeared as if the former champion might stop his opponent in the fourth round landing a series of vicious body blows followed by hard elbows to the head as a bloodied Kattar sagged against the fence. But Kattar somehow survived managing to keep himself upright through the fifth stanza as well, only to lose a lopsided decision. After dropping his title to Alexander Volkanovski and then losing a controversial rematch, Holloway may have put himself in position for one more crack at the championship following Saturday's impressive performance.

The Legendary Black Belt Magazine Hall of Fame has never before been documented in a single location. Now, you can learn about all the icons that have achieved one of the greatest honors in all of martial arts.

Black Belt Magazine is proud to announce the NEW Member Profiles feature for the Hall of Fame. At the time of this article, the online records account for every inductee from the inaugural year of 1968 all the way through 1990 (upwards of 200 martial artists). The page will be updated continuously and will include every inductee through 2020 in the near future. For now, you can enjoy images and facts about the legendary members for each induction they received before 1991. Take advantage of this never-before-seen opportunity to learn about many of the martial artists who contributed to the lifestyle, culture, and community that every martial artist experiences today.

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