Gregor Gracie, competing out of the Renzo Gracie NY Gym is the third generation of the famous Gracie family. He is a two time World Champion and will be going after his third World Title (in the medium heavy weight class) at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Tournament in Long Beach, California this week. 163 more words
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My Brazilian JiuJitsu teammates and I climb up the stairs of the Renzo Gracie Academy to the final floor. The women are talking excitedly about upcoming tournaments; April is quickly approaching and several of them are competing. 2,504 more words
Renzo Gracie’s Manhattan Academy sits cozily in Midtown, only a block away from Madison Square Garden. True to the New York lifestyle, people are streaming in and out of the studio all day: Working men standing patiently outside the door at 6:30 am, colored belts in their briefcases as they wait to roll; Instructors switching on lights that another had switched off twenty minutes before, to prepare for a noon class or a private session; Children in their miniature gis leaving the academy in the afternoon as they hold their parents’ hands; The sun setting while Muay Thai students wrap their hands as they wait for their practice to begin. 2,732 more words
After several years as the most beloved brand in combat sports, Vancouver-based Roots of Fight has finally released its first MMA collection.
The brand launched its MMA Legends series – a capsule collection that includes t-shirts paying tribute to Royce Gracie, Bas Rutten, Dan Henderson and Chuck Liddell, as well as a Renzo Gracie sweater and a full-zip hoodie with “Liddell” arced on the front and “Chuck Liddell, Hawaiian Kempo” affixed to the back – on Monday afternoon, continuing to raise the bar they’ve already set extremely high with their superb offerings. 647 more words