Born into the legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gracie family dynasty, Roger Gracie is one of the most successfulchampions of the discipline today, winning an unprecedented number of world titles.
Grapple – the way of a Jiu-Jitsu Champion follows him on the challenging road to the IBJJF world title in Long Beach California and through to victory at the finals of the 2010 tournament.
In the film Gracie reveals the commitment, determination, discipline and skill that have earned him his top-ranking status today. Regular opponent Romulu Barral and arch rival Xande Riberio are also profiled, alongside a revealing interview with Roger Gracie’s mother, Reila Gracie, daughter of Carlos Gracie, founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the early 20th Century.
Grapple – the way of a Jiu-Jitsu Champion captures Roger as he starts a new journey into the realm of Mixed Martial Arts with the support of his charismatic uncle, MMA veteran Renzo Gracie.
DVD extras: Five of Roger’s fights and the IBJJF 2010 final in full, with insightful commentary by renowned BJJ teacher Rick Young.