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A look at Rickson's warmup

What is the goal of warming up before a jiu-jitsu training session? As Rickson Gracie usually says, it's not enough just to warm up your muscles to increase your heart rate; you must warm up your body in an objective way, connected to the study of the art. 
 
"Indeed, if the student runs 1km before training, they will have their body warm to exercise. But they won't have done an efficient warmup, that is, one related to the moves they will perform over the following hour of training."
 
That's why Rickson prefers a warmup involving base, posture and self-defense fundamentals that move the whole body and get the student's muscles and brain activated. 
 
Moreover, with the warmup, Rickson tries to show the student how to work correctly with their breathing. The start of the class, therefore, must compel the student not to repeat the instructor's movement, but rather to feel the moves and begin experimenting with how their execution feels.  
 
Watch Rickson leading his students' warmup, and enjoy your training. 

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Rickson teaches where to put your foot while fighting

The Brazilian poet João Cabral de Melo used to say that soccer consists of “giving the feet the astuteness of hands.” His verse could also refer to BJJ when it comes to certain key positions of defense and counterattack. Confirm this below, with one of the most valuable invisible details in Rickson’s arsenal, and learn how to make your feet as shrewd as hands. You will probably start seeing poetry even when someone comes for your neck with a side attack. 

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How does Rickson deal with stalling and kneading by a heavier opponent?

Have you been living through some bad moments on the bottom? Calm down. Breathe. As demonstrated by Master Rickson Gracie in this special, exclusive lesson, the secret lies in not waiting around with your back flat on the ground. With this directive in mind, you will have a much easier life, no matter the size of your opponent or whether they try to squeeze you or stall on top. 
 
The key to this problem, in Rickson's opinion, is to never keep your back flat on the floor, whether you're under side control, under a mount or in a variety of positions. 
 
Learn what he means right here with this video. 

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Helio Gracie's final message for Rickson

Legends never die. And neither do the wise, because their lessons traverse the years, decades and centuries. With Master Helio Gracie, history is again repeated. Especially when we realize that Rickson has in his secret files a video, unseen by the public until recently, where the king of levers leaves an eternal message for his son and his students. The video was recorded right after a training session between father and son, a few days after another great victory by Rickson. Check it out and carry this wisdom with you into eternity.

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Grand Master Helio Gracie's cross-choke

Have you still not mastered Helio Gracie’s cross-choke?

To the great champion and teacher Helio Gracie, the choke from the guard with the adjustments he used was one of the most useful resources in Jiu-Jitsu. And he proved it by using this choke against some of the strongest Japanese fighters he faced. But are you already able to execute the maneuver without wasting the opportunity offered by your opponent?
 
According to Rickson Gracie, the big secret to Helio’s choke from the guard is the speed with which the collar is controlled, and the space Helio used to create for his hands to do their job. The hands go very deep in, almost touching each other, as pointed out by Rickson in another exclusive Rickson.Academy video. 
 
Check out an appetizer to help you brush up on Helio Gracie’s cross-choke. 

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Rickson Academy Avatar Rickson Academy posted

A look at Rickson's warmup

What is the goal of warming up before a jiu-jitsu training session? As Rickson Gracie usually says, it's not enough just to warm up your muscles to increase your heart rate; you must warm up your body in an objective way, connected to the study of the art. 
 
"Indeed, if the student runs 1km before training, they will have their body warm to exercise. But they won't have done an efficient warmup, that is, one related to the moves they will perform over the following hour of training."
 
That's why Rickson prefers a warmup involving base, posture and self-defense fundamentals that move the whole body and get the student's muscles and brain activated. 
 
Moreover, with the warmup, Rickson tries to show the student how to work correctly with their breathing. The start of the class, therefore, must compel the student not to repeat the instructor's movement, but rather to feel the moves and begin experimenting with how their execution feels.  
 
Watch Rickson leading his students' warmup, and enjoy your training. 

Rickson Academy Avatar Rickson Academy posted

Rickson teaches where to put your foot while fighting

The Brazilian poet João Cabral de Melo used to say that soccer consists of “giving the feet the astuteness of hands.” His verse could also refer to BJJ when it comes to certain key positions of defense and counterattack. Confirm this below, with one of the most valuable invisible details in Rickson’s arsenal, and learn how to make your feet as shrewd as hands. You will probably start seeing poetry even when someone comes for your neck with a side attack. 

Rickson Academy Avatar Rickson Academy posted

How does Rickson deal with stalling and kneading by a heavier opponent?

Have you been living through some bad moments on the bottom? Calm down. Breathe. As demonstrated by Master Rickson Gracie in this special, exclusive lesson, the secret lies in not waiting around with your back flat on the ground. With this directive in mind, you will have a much easier life, no matter the size of your opponent or whether they try to squeeze you or stall on top. 
 
The key to this problem, in Rickson's opinion, is to never keep your back flat on the floor, whether you're under side control, under a mount or in a variety of positions. 
 
Learn what he means right here with this video. 

Rickson Academy Avatar Rickson Academy posted

Helio Gracie's final message for Rickson

Legends never die. And neither do the wise, because their lessons traverse the years, decades and centuries. With Master Helio Gracie, history is again repeated. Especially when we realize that Rickson has in his secret files a video, unseen by the public until recently, where the king of levers leaves an eternal message for his son and his students. The video was recorded right after a training session between father and son, a few days after another great victory by Rickson. Check it out and carry this wisdom with you into eternity.

Rickson Academy Avatar Rickson Academy posted

Grand Master Helio Gracie's cross-choke

Have you still not mastered Helio Gracie’s cross-choke?

To the great champion and teacher Helio Gracie, the choke from the guard with the adjustments he used was one of the most useful resources in Jiu-Jitsu. And he proved it by using this choke against some of the strongest Japanese fighters he faced. But are you already able to execute the maneuver without wasting the opportunity offered by your opponent?
 
According to Rickson Gracie, the big secret to Helio’s choke from the guard is the speed with which the collar is controlled, and the space Helio used to create for his hands to do their job. The hands go very deep in, almost touching each other, as pointed out by Rickson in another exclusive Rickson.Academy video. 
 
Check out an appetizer to help you brush up on Helio Gracie’s cross-choke. 

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Johnny Edwards Avatar
Johnny Edwards commented:

Thanks for sharing! Much love and respect.

April 20, 2021 07:56 PM

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willyo1962 commented:

My Father read Helios biography before he passed last November. He said I was just like him with my 50 years in training.I was born October 1st same as Great Grand Master was.I wish I could have met him and I miss my father badly. That would have been awesome growing up in the GRACIE family God Bless

April 17, 2021 10:30 PM

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