Very nice Helio Gracie Tribute video. It made me want to go out and train right now.
Here are some old school pics. I have more to come even older. These pics were all taken between 8 and 12 years ago. Tai Kai was doing MMA and BJJ while most local schools were still doing traditional martial arts. All local schools have jumped on the Bandwagon. Now everyone does BJJ and MMA. Tai Kai has a strong history and was the original BJJ/MMA school in Central New York.
Tai Kai’a Andy Curringa in his first MMA fight against Joe Lauzon back in 2001. No he did not win by choke but won a decision
After watching this amazing video. There is no excuse why you shouldn’t be in there training. This really motivated me to want to train.
This is from the Gracie Academy website
Eric Ingram has been studying Gracie Combatives for a few years under the tutelage of his brother, Troy Ingram — a certified instructor at Bill Odom’s Certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Training Center in Norfolk, VA. Eric is quadriplegic, meaning all four limbs are affected by his condition, but is obviously not paralyzed. In his modified blue belt test, Eric demonstrates a level of resourcefulness and adaptiveness that can only be be likened to that which Grand Master Helio Gracie used to modify the Japanese Jiu-Jitsu techniques. To the Grand Master, nothing was more fulfilling than to empower the weak against the strong, and there is little doubt that seeing Eric’s adaptation his art would have moved him greatl
Nice Special from Sport TV in Brazil. It’s in Portugese with English subtitles but great footage.
These are some clips from the Gracie Academy in Brazil from the 1950′s. Please excuse the quality of the film and the subtitles but it was remastered from 16 MM film. Don’t forget to watch the beach scene at the end. Enjoy