Today it’s Jiu-Jitsu Day in Rio de Janeiro (in São Paulo the day of reverence for the art is the first working day of September). As a present for you on this special occasion, here’s a mini documentary on Kyra Gracie. The star of the sport’s first family speaks of the day she nearly gave up, and explains what it was that led her to persist. In the and, as one of our readers once put so well, “Telling a Gracie not to do Jiu-Jitsu is like telling a lion not to eat meat.”
Once you’ve finished watching, go train Jiu-Jitsu!