Jiu Jitsu: The Gracie effect

Born into Brazil’s legendary martial arts family, Royler Gracie has been fighting all his life. Sean Flaherty met him in Dunedin. Royler Gracie has the Zen calm of the master athlete. If he seems to move more slowly than the rest of us, it’s only because he’s seeing the world at twice the speed. He…

What Is Your Battle?

  Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle”.  What is Yours? Any time a new student comes through the doors at Gracie Barra I always take a moment to introduce myself, find out their name and ask a few questions about their background, how they found out about…

10 Great Books for the Jiu-jitsu Reader

10 Great Books for the Jiu-jitsu Reader JULY 21, 2014 1) Mastering Jujitsu – by Renzo Gracie , John Danaher , Jr. Carlos Gracie “From the origins of the art to personal techniques, you will experience the impact the Gracies have had on jujitsu and learn the strategies they have developed to dominate their opponents. Gracie…

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu: The Full Body Workout

A common fitness craze today involves a full-body approach to every workout. You hit every major muscle group in different ways to create “muscle confusion”, and prevent overtraining in one area and complacency in your workout routine. People pay big money for CrossFit, P90X, Insanity, and more. But what if I told you these concepts…