This issue of Gracie Magazine includes the following articles:
A Local at Any Beach He's At
Joel Tudor, 33 confesses: he likes the idea of being known as the Rickson Gracie of the longboard. In our interview of the month, though, he doesn't see jiu-jitsu and surfing as sports, he says his balance on the board doesn't help him in the least as a fighter and defends academy haoles.
Reach Half Guard with Guns Blazing
A lot of passers just think to finish once they've reached side control. Mike Fowler loads the weapons of those unwilling to wait so long.
It's not about looking good. Jiu-jitsu culture is concerned with what's inside, with the organism as a whole. Rest, digestion, balance, breathing, discipline, nourishment, flexibility, exercise, consistency. Carlos Gracie Jr guided us in our article in pursuit of the doctrine of the ideal body, a place where anyone would wish to pitch a tent.
Emails to a Young Warrior
Teachers reveal the advice they would give their own kids, should they be starting out in jiu-jitsu.
What we've Learned from Rickson
30 years ago a phenomenon was born, from an unforgettable fight against King Zulu. Ever since much has been said of his virtues as a fighter; however, due tribute hasn't yet been paid to his flair as a teacher. We called on a top-flight team to provide examples of how Rickson Gracie influenced the jiu-jitsu of each of them - always for the better.