‘Let’s go on an adventure’…
I don’t know about you but these five, simple words throw me back to my childhood! When adventures were all we lived for and anything seemed possible. We were superheroes and there wasn’t a doubt in our minds about it. But somehow, as we grow up, life can make us feel that everything isn’t quite that possible and adventures become a long, lost dream. A concept that applies only to the young.
I guess what makes our family different than most, is that while driving around on road trips, instead of playing games or singing songs, we are thinking about how to choke a potential predator and survive life or death scenarios within the vehicle. That is pretty much how this video came to be, but it’s game changing information and it could be the difference between ones surmise or survival.
In this special edition Gracie Breakdown, myself and my husband Rener join forces to demonstrate how to survive an automobile abduction.
Last week Rener and I spent a week at Ramstein Air Force base with 120 participants of the GDS (Gracie Defense Systems) program, and it was a huge success! These participants not only learned the 15 most important self-defense techniques to deter and combat sexual assault scenarios, but they also learned the teaching methodologies used by the Gracie family so they can share this valuable information with fellow Airmen on base free of charge. More important than the physical techniques is the psychology of identifying a threat before it becomes imminent, and the confidence they gained to set and enforce personal boundaries in all life scenarios. It was an amazing group, and I have no doubt that they will continue to educate others about the untapped human power to deter and overcome sexual violence.
I am SUPER excited to announce that I am off to Beijing, China for a sweet role in an upcoming film! I am totally thrilled because I will be working with one of my childhood idols, Jackie Chan! I will be learning from the best, working hard, and having a blast, so I may have limited internet access in China. I will try to keep you guys posted with pictures, blogs, and updates over the next couple months!
I’m sure by now you’ve heard the devastating news that Joan Rivers has sadly passed away. I wanted to pay a personal tribute, not only to her extraordinary talent, but to her as the force of nature that she was. I worked with Joan on ‘Fashion Police’ and felt honored to discuss our experiences visiting and entertaining the troops, and learn a thing or two about life and work from this incredible woman. She was insanely funny and never missed a beat! I felt very lucky to watch and learn from such a master during my lifetime, and this loss will certainly be felt around the world.
After my wedding, I became kind of Etsy obsessed. This is one of my favorite Etsy vendors, and she happens to be one of my closest friends!
It’s Illustrated Moments created by Phephe Rose – custom illustrations of life’s most precious moments. It’s perfect for gifts, invitations or announcements. Her work is so creative and custom, and my favorite part is that she gives back to the art community through her work. She created this beautiful Illustrated Moment of me on my wedding day, and I keep the frame by my bed to remind me of how special I felt on that day!
Tomorrow Guardian Education Fund will host its first mixed martial arts event at the Washington DC Convention Center. This event will feature an appearance by Rener and Eve Gracie and showcase the region’s best mixed martial arts fighters.
This kick-off event will sponsor Guardian Education Fund, a nonprofit organization formed to help protect our community heroes, like law enforcement and military personnel, by providing financial support and scholarship assistance to those who need it most and can access Gracie Survial Tactics training – an effective method of self-defense training.
Metamoris 4 killed It! Congrats to Sage and Ralek Gracie on another amazing event! Josh Barnett shocked the jiu-jitsu community by submitting Dean Lister for the first time in 16 years, and Andre Galvao pulled off an impressive victory against Chael Sonnen. The matches were great, and the event was fun and social. If you missed it, you can still buy the Pay Per View at Metamoris.com. I can’t wait until Metamoris 5!
Eve was nominated by Beth Phoenix for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to support ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) research. She, in turn, nominates her husband, Rener Gracie, her brother, Phillip Torres, and her frenemy, Maryse Ouellete. They have 24 hours to complete this challenge and/or donate money to ALSA.org!