The Magic Caf
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Not very magical, still... » » Grandmaster Helio Gracie has passed away... (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

Pakar Ilusi
View Profile
Inner circle
5731 Posts

Profile of Pakar Ilusi
For all who knew of this great man... Sad news indeed...

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/28913997/

"Helio Gracie, the co-patriarch of the legendary Gracie clan that popularized Brazilian jiu-jitsu and originated the now-burgeoning sport of mixed martial arts, has died at 95."


Rest in Peace and Thank You, Master...

Pakar Ilusi
"Dreams aren't a matter of Chance but a matter of Choice." -DC-
Hybrid Hunter
View Profile
Regular user
Sydney, Australia
120 Posts

Profile of Hybrid Hunter
Yeah, a legend of BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu).
I see there is at least another person to trains in BJJ here!
Dioxippus
View Profile
New user
46 Posts

Profile of Dioxippus
This happened 3 months ago.

In other news Lindbergh has sucessfully crossed the Atlantic.
kcg5
View Profile
Inner circle
who wants four fried chickens and a coke
1868 Posts

Profile of kcg5
Lololololololololol
Nobody expects the spanish inquisition!!!!!



"History will be kind to me, as I intend to write it"- Sir Winston Churchill
Dioxippus
View Profile
New user
46 Posts

Profile of Dioxippus
Honestly though, if there were a Gracie Jiu Jitsu school anywhere near me I'd study there.

You really can't overestimate the Gracies impact on combat sports. Rorion started the UFC which was little more than a giant (and very successful) advertisement for Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Royce wasn't even the best fighter in the family but they threw him in there just to show what Gracie Jiu Jitsu was all about. Everyone saw this 170 pound guy kicking butt in no holds barred, no weight class, fighting and Gracie Jiu Jitsu in America just took off.
Pakar Ilusi
View Profile
Inner circle
5731 Posts

Profile of Pakar Ilusi
3 months ago doesn't diminish the sense of loss...

I guess to me, at least.

To each his own.

He was a great man nonetheless...

The world has lost someone who was an inspiration to millions.
"Dreams aren't a matter of Chance but a matter of Choice." -DC-
Dioxippus
View Profile
New user
46 Posts

Profile of Dioxippus
To each his own? I'm not even sure what that is supposed to mean. To each his own?

I'm just saying that Helio Gracie died several months ago. I'm not sure if you are just now finding out, or if you have finally gotten over it the point that you could post it as "news". But many, if not MOST, people here have no clue who Helio Gracie was. And couldn't care any less. Most people who actually know who Helio was are aware that he passed away a few months ago. That's all I'm saying.
Aaron Little
View Profile
Loyal user
Lexington KY
263 Posts

Profile of Aaron Little
He lived a long live, had a HUGE family, and lived to see his art change the face of martial arts. May he Rest In Peace.
critter
View Profile
Inner circle
Spokane, WA
2556 Posts

Profile of critter
Sad news. He seemed a decent fellow.
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
~Will Rogers
Dioxippus
View Profile
New user
46 Posts

Profile of Dioxippus
I drank a glass of watermelon juice in his honor.
Slartibartfast
View Profile
Loyal user
Southern Illinois
230 Posts

Profile of Slartibartfast
Wait wait wait... Backup here.

Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic? Why wasn't I told about this?
If you can pull it off in a biker bar without being violated by a corn dog, more power to you.
-- Gwyd, the Unusual

"YOUR Signature...speaks volumns (sic) as to your lack of understanding."
--T.V.
Pakar Ilusi
View Profile
Inner circle
5731 Posts

Profile of Pakar Ilusi
Because you were engrossed in more important matters.

So we didn't want to bother you.
"Dreams aren't a matter of Chance but a matter of Choice." -DC-
critter
View Profile
Inner circle
Spokane, WA
2556 Posts

Profile of critter
The Onion did a book of fake front page news from the whole of the 20th century.
There was an article from the 20's titled "Man Ventures Outside Without a Hat!"
The Lindbergh thing reminded me of it. Man, that was a funny article.
"The fool is one who doesn't know what you have just found out."
~Will Rogers
Dannydoyle
View Profile
Eternal Order
21000 Posts

Profile of Dannydoyle
The Gracie family sold their interest in the UFC because they instituted RULES!

They felt that it made you the guy who could win within the contents of the rules, it did not necessarily make you the best fighter. Gotta respect that.

The man had an impact, and the family continues to.
Danny Doyle
<BR>Semper Occultus
<BR>In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act....George Orwell
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Not very magical, still... » » Grandmaster Helio Gracie has passed away... (0 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2022 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.01 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL