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Gracie Breakdown: Ryron vs. Andre Galvao

October 26, 2012

The longest and most important breakdown of all time.

On October 14, 2012, Ryron Gracie faced off against 8x BJJ World Champion and 2011 ADCC World Champion, Andre Galvao, in a jiu-jitsu match at the Metamoris Pro Jiu-Jitsu Invitational. As with all bouts at the event, this match would be contested in a single 20-minute round, with no points and a submission-only victory format. Being that Ryron has never one a world title in BJJ and has been focusing entirely on teaching for the last 10 years, most onlookers were convinced that Galvao would submit Ryron in the allotted time, but that didn't happen. In this video, Ryron and Rener breakdown the key moments of the match, and they discuss the Helio Gracie mindset that Ryron applied to nullify the world champ. Most importantly, they explain the crossover between Ryron's sport performance and a street fight, and they discuss what you need to do to stay active and enjoy jiu-jitsu for the rest of your life. If you appreciate the ideas discussed, please share it with your jiu-jitsu family.

New Video: Gracie Breakdown: Ryron Gracie vs Andre Galvao