Monday, April 12, 2010

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu of Kentucky -- New Blog

Our blog has moved! Please check for the latest updates concerning information about our Academy, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu of Kentucky.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Gracie: Guard is the Key Against Hughes

Gracie: Guard is the Key Against Hughes

by Greg Savage (
Brazilian jiu-jitsu legend Renzo Gracie will take on iconic welterweight Matt Hughes at UFC 112 “Invincible,” the company’s inaugural Middle East event, and he took some time out of his busy training schedule to sit down with to discuss his preparations for the bout and his philosophy on the art he has dedicated his life to.

Gracie will be returning to the arena for the first time in over three years for his Octagon debut. Check out this exclusive video interview to hear one of the true gentlemen of the sport talk about his family lineage, his punching prowess and the decision-making process that led to his return to MMA at 43 years of age.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Gracie Insider Tip of the Month -- Americana Counters

Great tips on countering the Americana, courtesy of Rener Gracie. Very detailed explanation on how to prevent a common submission.

Be careful, however, on leaving your free arm exposed and away from your body as you bridge -- it could lead to your opponent transitioning into an arm bar on the opposite side.