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FIGHT BUSINESS: ROBSON GRACIE JR

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Robson Gracie Jr Exclusive Interview

Revgear’s Creative Director and host of the Fight Business podcast catches up with Alex Wright catches up with Robson Gracie Jr

Robson Gracie Jr is the modern face of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s most famous dynasty. Everyone who trains BJJ has heard a lot about the Gracie family, but Robson answers some of the questions many of the Jiu Jitsu community have wanted to ask.

Robson talks about what it was like growing up as a Gracie in Brazil and going into the family’s chosen profession. He talks of the familial pressures and the difficulties of walking round with a target on your back both in the gym and on the streets.

He discusses what it means to be a born fighter and what it Jiu Jitsu means. About the importance of Robson Snr in his life and the poetic philosophy his father instilled in him and his brother Renzo. Robson also talks about how critical his relationship with Renzo has been.

Robson talks MMA and what it means to opponents when they see they are fighting Robson Gracie Jr. He tells Alex who his favourite fighters are and what qualities they have that inside him. Robson talks about the evolution of sport Jiu Jitsu and level of modern BJJ athletes. He tells us all about the Revgear gis and why he prefers them, as well as why Revgear S5 gloves are his favourite gear item.

Robson’s heritage keeps him rooted in his family, while he is able to grow into the fighter he wants to be. He may have been born into the sport, but he has made it his own, forging a way forward and making his name known in its own right.

For more from Robson, follow him on Instagram and stay tuned to Revgear Sports.

Tom Billinge Tom is the Editor of Revgear Sports. He has been training in Muay Thai gyms in Thailand and around the world for 20 years and is a fully-qualified instructor. Tom is a Jiu Jitsu blue belt in the Kore gi and 10th Planet no gi systems. He has trained Lethwei in Myanmar, Kushti wrestling in India, boxing throughout Europe, and catch wrestling in the USA. Tom has spent several years reconstructing the techniques of traditional British bareknuckle pugilism from archaic manuals.

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