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Master Rickson Gracie – “Our Jiu-Jitsu is…

…the art of being ready for the unpredictable.”

Master Rickson Gracie reigned as Jiu-Jitsu’s “no holds barred” champion for over two decades.  Who can forget his iconic match against the much larger king Zulu, his Vale Tudo matches in Japan, his memorable training methods showcased in the documentary film, Choke, and the infamous Yoji Anjo dojo storm.  The respect that Master Rickson has in the martial art community as an ambassador of the gentle art is unprecedented.  A true martial artist, ready for the unpredictable. (photo: Gustavo Aragão/Graciemag archives)