#69 Kyra Gracie

by Caleb on May 27, 2007

Kyra Gracie (bottom) against Caoimhe McGill at the 2007 ADCC
Kyra Gracie (bottom) against Caoimhe McGill at the 2007 ADCC.

In a sure sign of things to come, this week on The FightWorks Podcast we welcome our first female guest, Kyra Gracie. Growing up in a house with Renzo Gracie, Ralph Gracie, and Ryan Gracie, Kyra, who is now 21, was exposed to Brazilian jiu-jitsu at a young age. No doubt one of the top female grapplers in the world, the very popular Kyra discusses how it’s possible to be a great competitor in combat sports while remaining feminine. We’ll not only get an update on the knee injury she suffered at the 2007 Abu Dhabis in New Jersey, but find out what her plans are and get to know her a little as well.

Our second interview contains a conversation with writer/director James Hergott, who wrote the script for the film Never Submit, a movie about mixed martial arts that had some prominent names from the MMA community involved. Hergott has filed a lawsuit against Ken Eade and Imperia Entertainment and asked for an injunction to stop work on the film, as he claims that he has not been paid in some time. We attempted to contact Mr. Eade for the story but did not hear back.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

E_Gottm June 28, 2008 at 2:11 am

kyra gracie is so good lookin, gotta love that athletic type

lesego monyatsi August 15, 2008 at 1:06 pm

please i need help where cani find ju jutsi pictures the one from cape of storms national [cape town south africa]

JB October 12, 2010 at 12:48 am

This was a really cool interview with Kyra Gracie Guimarães. Maybe it was a mix up in translation, but Kyra said that she was the first female Gracie to earn her black belt. I know she is the first female Gracie to compete, but according to an article that appeared in the April 1997 issue of Black Belt Magazine, it states that Karla Gracie (Carlos Gracie’s daughter, Kyra’s great-aunt) was the first female family member to earn her black belt. In another interview Carley Gracie stated that all of Carlos Gracie’s children trained in jiu-jitsu.

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