Helio Gracie Ceremony in Torrance

by Caleb on February 14, 2009

relson gracie, rorion, rener, ralek, rhalan
Gracie family members from left to right: Rhalan, Reylan, Rener, Relson, Rorion, Ralek, and Ryron.

The contributions of Helio Gracie were commemorated last Saturday at the Gracie Academy in Torrance, California in front of several hundred friends, family members, and others touched by Gracie jiu-jitsu. Of the many who came to pay their respects, present were Saulo Ribeiro and Xande Ribeiro from the University of Jiu-Jitsu, Penny Thomas, John Machado, Renato Magno, and Alvaro Romano.

Heads up! The FightWorks Podcast received permission to present video of some of the comments from Gracie family members that day. This coming week I will post a few videos from the evening, so here’s how you see it: if you subscribe to our BJJ Video in iTunes, it will download to your computer automatically, and is free of course. (This is different than getting our regular weekly BJJ internet radio show in iTunes!) The video that will appear in iTunes will be the highest quality video (it will be optimized for mobile devices, not big screens), but we will also add it to our YouTube account as well.

The FightWorks Podcast would like to thank Rorion Gracie and The Gracie Academy in Torrance for allowing us to post these videos!

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Mike Murphy February 16, 2009 at 7:03 pm

“The video that will appear in iTunes will be the highest quality video (it will be optimized for mobile devices, not big screens)”

Caleb, Caleb, Caleb. That’s an oxymoron if I’ve ever heard one. “Optimized for mobile devices” is NOT the “highest” quality.

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