Grand Master Helio Gracie Video – Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Self Defence
Fantastic video of Grandmaster Helio Gracie demonstrating the Self Defence of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
Helio Gracie was a Brazilian martial artist who, together with his brother Carlos Gracie, founded the martial art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, known internationally as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Helio realized that due to his frail physique, most of the techniques he had learned were particularly difficult for him to execute. Eager to make the techniques work for him, he began modifying them to accommodate his weak body. Emphasizing the use of leverage and timing over strength and speed, Helio modified virtually all of the techniques and, through trial and error, created Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
"To teach those who don't know,
To remind those who do know,
To correct those who think they know."
- Helio Gracie.
Grand Master Helio Gracie demonstrating many of the self defence techniques taught at the EKBJJ Self Defence UK Academy in London.