I have been doing tribute to primarily stand up practioners. This week’s tribute is to Helio Grace, the father of Brazilian Ju-Jitsu. He was the only 10th degree living in the system. Throughout his martial arts journey has fought amongst the elite and gained the utmost respect.
For some people do not know that Brazilian Ju-Jitsu is a combination of Judo and Ju-jitsu. The style is well known for its submission holds and breaks which are the bread and butter in the MMA world. He formed this style based on his inability for maximum leverage from Judo. Instead, he experimented with a system where smaller people would defend themselves against larger opponents (talking about making the system fit you). The Gracie Family are well respected throughout the world with Brazilian Ju-jitsu quickly spreading everywhere. He truly built a legacy which benefited business, careers and organizations; therefore, I salute to him.