As many of you know, several years ago, I immersed myself in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and, frankly, it’s been one of the best things I’ve done for myself in my entire life. And, today, I am joined by a man who has done a tremendous job in getting the art to the masses by codifying a system of learning Jiu-Jitsu that has trained and developed tens of thousands of martial artists.
His name is Rener Gracie, a 4th-degree black belt, the grandson of Helio Gracie, and the founder and chief instructor of Gracie University. We talk about the system he and his brother created, the differences between sport BJJ and combat BJJ, building legacies, training our police force to handle themselves, and how to develop a level of comfort in chaos.
“You understand the challenges at the beginning of jiu-jitsu when you understand the final destination of jiu-jitsu. Ultimately, jiu-jitsu is comfort and chaos.” Tweet That— Rener Gracie
My guest today is Rener Gracie. He is the grandson of the man who brought Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to America, Helio Gracie. He is a 4th-degree black belt and is the founder and lead instructor of Gracie University where he has instructed thousands of men, women, and children in the art of BJJ.
He’s also extremely innovative and forward-thinking and has created programs specifically designed for law enforcement, women, and children (through their Gracie Bullyproof program).
In addition, he trains many top-level fighters including UFC’s Brian Ortega. Needless to say, the man knows what he’s doing and he comes from a long line of very capable and proficient tacticians.
“Cops are the most under-trained professionals in America. There’s not another profession in the country where we ask them to do more with less.” Tweet That— Rener Gracie
- The starting point of Jiu-Jitsu
- Becoming the exception
- Knowing when to strike
- Doing things the right way
- The only fight that matters
- A product of savagery
- Cracking the code
- The art of violence
- The Police Disappointment Gap
- Spreading the word
- The Bully-Proof program
- Enforcing boundaries
- Expressing dissatisfaction
- Understanding the consequences
“How assertive you set a boundary is a function of how capable you feel of enforcing the boundary.” Tweet That— Rener Gracie
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