#138 – Rickson Gracie

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The guys sit down with the legendary Rickson Gracie to talk about the new Jiu-Jitsu Global Federation (JJGF). Rickson talks about the current issues with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu including the competition scene, the way Jiu-Jitsu is taught, and what needs to be done to move Jiu-Jitsu to the next level.

Rickson outlines the mission of the federation, how it’s different than the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation IBJJF, and how the federation will work with existing Jiu-Jitsu/Grappling organizations. Rickson talks about the pillars of the JJGF – Service, Education, and Competition.

Finally, Tim asks Rickson about his mythical status in Jiu-Jitsu and his undefeated record. Rickson talks about his God-given abilities and submitting every opponent he has ever faced. Rickson shares candid stories about overcoming his mind telling him to quit in his first fight against Zulu and going blind in his last fight against Funaki and still winning.




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One Response to “#138 – Rickson Gracie”

  1. chris says:

    One of the best interviews I’ve ever heard.


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