Posted On:6/15/2004 2:33pm
<<< BJJ is one of the few systems in which one of its founding fathers is still alive.
If we look at other styles where a major patriarch died, the question of "Who's in charge?" usually compromises the art (e.g., Yip Man's students William Cheung and Leung Ting).
If Helio Gracie were to pass away (which we hope not in the short term), who inherits the BJJ system ? >>>
Posted On:6/15/2004 2:50pm
Posted On:6/15/2004 2:54pm
Style: Shi Ja Quan
Posted On:6/15/2004 3:08pm
Posted On:6/15/2004 3:14pm
Style: Muay Thai & BJJ
I was present after class when Helio awarded Rorion the Red Belt.
Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
"Just what makes a pure grappler think he can survive with an experienced striker. Especially if that striker isn't following any particular rule set and is well aware of what the grapplers strategies are".
Posted On:6/15/2004 3:17pm
Forgive me for being stupid, but what's the signifance of a Red Belt?
Posted On:6/15/2004 3:19pm
Red belt is given to anyone OVER 8th dan traditionally.
Rorion was a 6th when he first appreaed in Inside Karate I think, talking about GJJ and his choreography of Lethal Weapon 1.
Neutral, or nearly so
Its more fashionable.
Black goes with more.
Posted On:6/15/2004 3:22pm
Helio is at the level of suspenders now.
Posted On:6/15/2004 3:26pm
Next you get the cumberbum.
Then transcendental illumination.
Articles and Reviews
Tools and Info