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Royce Gracie

Royce Gracie put Brazilian jiu-jitsu on the world martial arts map when he won the inaugural Ultimate Fighting Championship. At the UFC 1 on November 12, 1993, Royce Gracie defeated opponents of greater size and strength. He then did the same thing at the UFC 2 and 4. He also tied with Ken Shamrock at the UFC 5 to prove that size doesn’t matter in real combat. Black Belt named Royce Gracie 1994 Competitor of the Year.

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  1. Gracie Immersion Camp Offers Martial Artists Crash Course in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

    Gracie Immersion Camp Offers Martial Artists Crash Course in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu!

    Martial artists looking to take a crash course in Brazilian jiu-jitsu need not look any further. The world’s most famous grappling family will host the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Immersion Camp 2012 from May 17 to May 20, 2011, in Destin, Florida.

    Each day starts with mat time during which the instructors will
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  2. What Do MMA, Pro Wrestling and Traditional Martial Arts Have in Common?

    What Do MMA, Pro Wrestling and Traditional Martial Arts Have in Common?

    I had never seen anyone quite like Ken Shamrock, who at 6 feet 1 inch tall and 217 pounds handily dropped opponent after opponent in World Wrestling Entertainment (then World Wrestling Federation) matches. An Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran, Ken Shamrock brought a unique style to the pro-wrestling milieu in 1997,
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  3. Best UFC Fights From the First 10 Years

    Best UFC Fights From the First 10 Years

    November 2003 marked the end of an era for the Ultimate Fighting Championship—and by extension, the mixed martial arts in the United States. Over the course of those 10 years, the sport saw more evolution than Darwin’s notepad. And through it all, despite rumors of banishment, mortality rates, political machinations
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  4. The Gracie Diet: The Secret to Royce Gracie’s UFC Success

    The Gracie Diet: The Secret to Royce Gracie’s UFC Success

    Question: If you had to choose between knowing jiu-jitsu and following the Gracie Diet, what would it be? Rorion Gracie’s answer is simple: “the diet, no doubt about it.”
    By now, everyone in the martial arts world knows about Helio Gracie’s generational reboot of full-contact competition. His eldest son Rorion dreamed
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