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Rickson Gracie, inductee in the Legends of MMA Hall of Fame, is a 9th Degree Red Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, retired mixed martial artist and member of the Gracie family: the third oldest son of Hélio Gracie, joins us for the FightBack live event! Rickson spoke on this history of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and gave tips and advice for BJJ competitors.

Regarded by many as the best BJJ competitor of all time, Gracie began his training almost as soon as he could walk, and began competing at age 6. His efforts, along with his brothers', Rorion and Royler, helped popularize BJJ in the United States. The Gracies collectively sparked the competition style that would develop into the UFC.

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Royce Gracie, considered one of the most influential figures in the history of MMA, is a semi-retired professional mixed martial artist, a UFC Hall of Famer, a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and a member of the Gracie family holding a 7th Degree Red/Black Coral Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.

Royce Gracie is arguably best known for his role as the Gracie family's representative fighter in the formative days of the UFC. He helped create the sport we know recognize as MMA, and helped popularize Brazilian jiu-jitsu in the United States. In this FightBack special seminar, Royce joined Black Belt Magazine to demonstrate a variety of offensive and defensive techniques.


The fighting legend of the Gracie family explains why you need to know striking in addition to grappling if your goal is to be a well-rounded martial artist.

To be a well-rounded fighter, you must possess the ability to strike and grapple. Using punching to complement your grappling and ground-fighting skills is very important. In fact, it is necessary to have a background in striking if you wish to excel in MMA fighting events. For instance, if you're a grappler and you want to be able to close the distance between yourself and your opponent, you must understand how to strike.

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Step up your Brazilian jiu-jitsu game as Pedro Sauer's instructor, Alvaro Barreto, shows you an effective lapel choke in this martial arts training video!

Pedro Sauer is a well-known name in the world of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. His BJJ techniques are noted for their technical accuracy and elegance, and he is a well-respected seminar presenter. Pedro Sauer earned his black belt from Helio Gracie and Rickson Gracie in 1985. In 1986, Pedro Sauer began his career as an instructor of BJJ techniques when he was asked to teach with an organization known in Brazil as Corpo/Quatro ("body of four"), where he continued training under ninth-degree red belt Alvaro Barreto. Alvaro Barreto is one of three brothers — Alvaro, Sergio and João Alberto. Upon being introduced to Brazilian jiu-jitsu, each of these brothers became proficient in BJJ techniques in their own way. The Barreto brothers were originally associated with the Gracie family during the setup of a challenge match. Alvaro's brother, João Alberto, was singled out as a competitor by Helio Gracie and appeared in many televised challenge matches.

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