From legendary Brazilian jujitsu and MMA grasp Rickson Gracie comes a riveting, insightful memoir that weaves collectively the story of Gracie’s beautiful profession with the bigger historical past of the Gracie household dynasty and the founding of the Final Combating Championship, exhibiting how the connection between thoughts and physique may be harnessed for fulfillment each inside and out of doors the ring.Undefeated from the late Seventies by means of his last battle within the Tokyo Dome in 2000, Rickson Gracie amassed a whole bunch of victories on the street, on the mat, on the seaside, and within the ring. He has joined the pantheon that features Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, and Jackie Chan as one of the crucial well-known martial artists of the twentieth century. Jujitsu, the preventing fashion developed and pioneered by his household, has turn into one of many world’s most distinguished martial arts, and Vale Tudo, the “something goes” fashion of Brazilian avenue preventing over which the Gracies had a monopoly, was an early precursor to the Final Combating Championship. Merely put, with out the Gracie household, there can be no sport of “MMA”, no four-billion-dollar UFC empire, and no “Brazilian jujitsu” at strip malls all throughout America.In Breathe, for the primary time, Rickson will share the complete story of how his father and uncles got here to develop jujitsu, what it was prefer to develop up amongst a number of generations of world-renowned fighters from the Gracie clan, and the rules and expertise that guided him to his undefeated file. From studying to claim himself on the streets of Rio to gaining fame and honor in Japan and rising by means of heartbreaking tragedy, the martial arts grasp shares tales of overcoming challenges, extolling common virtues and exhibiting listeners how pleasure and ego are the enemies of success. With profound insights into the game and lifestyle that solely a studied legend can present, Breathe is an entertaining and magnified view of a permanent legacy in addition to an inspiring story of weathering life’s complexities and overcoming them with fashion and style.Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: Whenever you buy this title, the accompanying PDF might be accessible in your Audible Library together with the audio.
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