#21 Roger Gracie Interview

by Caleb on May 21, 2006

Most listeners to The FightWorks Podcast might not be aware that Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is big in places other than Brazil, North America, and Japan. Turns out the sport is exploding across Europe in the same way it has in the United States. Just as in North America, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu has blossomed, and schools can be found in all countries and in most big cities across the continent. We are really lucky today to have an interview with not only one of the primary drivers of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Europe, but one of the most feared competitors currently on the scene, Roger Gracie, originally of Gracie Barra in Brazil, who now heads Gracie Barra’s school in London. Roger has consistently been one of the highest performing competitors for several years in elite tournaments on multiple continents. Our good friend Jude of the European Fight Network provides us with this interview, recorded shortly after the Gracie Invitationals and Urban Gorillaz tournaments from the weekend of May 6th in London!

This episode also includes the third ever Fightworks Podcast Editorial, entitled Globalization and Gracie Barcelona: A Case Study!

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