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Rorions First Student on the Radio

January 28, 2010

We've all heard the term Gracie Garage, and
we all know something about the challenge matches that took place
before the UFC, but not much more has been told about beginning of
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in America. Richard Bresler was Rorion's first
official Gracie Garage student, and last week he conducted an internet
radio interview on the Fightworks Podcast in which he discussed his
experiences as the first student in America. He tells stories about
having private classes with in the Garage with Helio, Rickson, Royce
and Rorion, and he even talks about the fresh apple juice that Rorion
would make for him after each class (squeezed by hand without a champion juicer!!!).
The stories are as hilarious as they are enlightening. Basically, it's
the behind the scenes story of the beginning of the revolution from a
non-Gracie point of view. Click on the link below to listen.

New Interview: Richard Bresler's Story