As the home of self-defense experts, the Gracie Academy received many inquiries regarding what to do against the growing trend of vicious unprovoked assaults by cowardly teenagers known as “The Knockout Game”. In this Special Edition Gracie Breakdown, Rener Gracie and I share some critical self-defense principles everyone should know in order to defend themselves against these and other unforeseen attacks.
In efforts to reduce sexual assault in the military, last week Rener and I visited Malmstrom Air Force Base to certify 101 instructors in Gracie Defense Systems. Gracie Defense Sysems is a psychological, verbal, and physical self-defense program created for the military, and is based on principles of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
It was an extremely successful week! Not only were the Airmen fired up and extremely fast learners, but they all have the same mission in mind: to empower their fellow Airmen and all those who live on base. Check out this great article about the weeklong seminar: CLICK TO VIEW IMAGES AND ARTICLE.
Check out this edition of ‘Gracie Breakdown’ where Rener & I give our opinion on the controversial fight that took place last weekend between GSP and Johnny Hendricks! Together we analyze three key moments of the fight, including the controversial “did he tap” guillotine in round one. Check it out and if you learn something useful, be sure to share it with your friends…jiu-jitsu saves lives, but only after you exposed them to it!
Head on over to WWE.com to check out my exclusive interview! Read all about what I’ve been up to since leaving WWE, my favorite match, what I’d do differently & so much more!
To read the article click here.
Wow, I absolutely loved looking at all your costume pics! It was so hard to pick the winners for the Hallows Eve contest you guys are just too awesome! Thank you so much to all who participated, it was so much fun- I’m already looking forward to next Halloween
and the winners are….
I’m so excited to share that Rener, Ryron, and the Gracie Academy is featured in this month’s edition of South Bay Magazine, and not only is there an article, but Rener and Ryron Gracie are featured on the front page too- how cool!
Make sure you pick up your copy today. The article details the inspiring and jaw-dropping history of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, and is accompanied by some exclusive photos. I also share how I personally got involved and why I am so passionate about it.
To read the online version of the story click here.
I wanted to share with you a few updates about my brother, who’s had one crazy whirlwind year!! I am so incredibly blown away by all that he’s accomplished…. Ahhh, such a proud big sister ☺
For those of you that don’t know, my brother is a conservation biologist and science educator who just finished working for two years in the Amazon to work on his PhD and host a television show.
He’s had several science stories go super viral over this last year! The most major of these stories, was when he discovered a new species of spider that builds a fake spider in its web. Uhhhh… yes, you read that correctly! It’s not only a unique behavior among spiders, but it’s the only animal (besides humans) that can create the figure of another animal from scratch. How insane is that!?