Ten images and 10 lessons from Helio Gracie on his 102nd birthday
One of the founding fathers of Jiu-Jitsu would be celebrating his 102nd birthday if he was still with us.
Born on October 1st, 1903, Helio Gracie passed away in 2009, after a full life that left a invaluable legacy.
We celebrate Helio’s influence within the Jiu-Jitsu community by selecting 10 of his most important lessons alongside 10 of the greatest images of the Grandmaster.
Helio Gracie was a fighter, a professor, a coach, a philosopher and a healthy lifestyle promoter.
Here’s some of the lessons he left us all.
Photos by Luca Atalla, Ricardo Azoury, Susumu Nagao, personal archives. Cartoon by Ique.