Episode 165 - Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Richard Bresler

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Richard Bresler is a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Rorion Gracie's first Jiu-Jitsu student in America, and the author of the book "Worth Defending: How Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Saved My Life."

Richard shares his story of how he met Rorion Gracie, how he started training , how jiu-jitsu offers a new beginning, what it was like training with Rorion Gracie, meeting and training with Rickson Gracie, his experiences from the early Gracie challenge matches, being a part of the first UFC and what it was like attending UFC 1, the story behind Royce Gracie being chosen to fight in the first UFC, Richard’s falling out with Rorion, Richard's relationship with the Gracie Family today, and his book, "Worth Defending: How Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Saved My Life."

You can purchase the book and learn more at https://worthdefendingbook.com/ and Facebook/Instagram @wothdefendingbook

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