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Always thought Rickson was one of the top instructors in his field, albeit I’m not a BJJ student but do train jujitsu, always liked the top Gracie’s teaching methods. So gave the book a read and can say was very entertaining but also appears to be full of honesty about his life and the Gracie family, you read it and see they are just a family like every other, albeit they have gone on to great success, a good little read for anyone interested in the Gracie’s, jujitsu or any martial arts practitioners
Rickson Gracie is considered by many as Jiu-Jitsu’s greatest of all time. Stories have been passed down through time as to his incredible skill and understanding of his family’s art, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. It was refreshing to read a very honest and open account of a life that has seen its share of drama, tragedy and success. Rickson comes across as a man that has walked the path of a warrior, made mistakes, as we all have, and learned to live his authentic best following the loss of his oldest son. I would have liked more great stories, but perhaps there is another book planned (I hope so). All in all a great read, whether you are a Jiu-Jitsu practitioner or just someone that is looking for inspiration. Highly recommended.
Great read for any BJJ fan. I was expecting it to be a book about Ricksons breathing technique when I pre ordered it to be honest but was please to learn about the Gracie family history and about Ricksons life story. Very inspiring.