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 might be harnessed for fulfillment each inside and outdoors the ring.Undefeated from the late Seventies via his remaining struggle within the Tokyo Dome in 2000, Rickson Gracie amassed a whole bunch of victories on the street, on the mat, on the seashore, and within the ring. He has joined the pantheon that features Bruce Lee, Chuck Norris, and Jackie Chan as some of the well-known martial artists of the twentieth century. Jujitsu, the combating type developed and pioneered by his household, has develop into one of many world’s most outstanding martial arts, and Vale Tudo, the “something goes” type of Brazilian road combating over which the Gracies had a monopoly, was an early precursor to the Final Combating Championship. Merely put, with out the Gracie household, there could 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 total 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 via 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 type and beauty.Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: If you buy this title, the accompanying PDF will likely be out there in your Audible Library together with the audio.
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