To Kyra Gracie, what in Jiu-Jitsu is worth more than medals?

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Kyra Gracie in absolute final against Lana Stefanac at 2009 Worlds / Photo: Alicia Anthony/GRACIEMAG archives

Kyra Gracie in absolute final against Lana Stefanac at 2009 Worlds / Photo: Alicia Anthony/GRACIEMAG archives

Kyra Gracie, 26, took up another mission as a Jiu-Jitsu black belt. To repay Jiu-Jitsu for all it has done for her, the Gracie wants to be a role model for children living in regions with a dearth of nearly everything. “Being here and feeling the children’s energy, seeing them become better people—that is worth more than all my medals combined,” reflects Kyra in the following video.

JIU-JITSU AS A LEVER FOR SOCIAL GOOD

The clip is a trailer for a new movie directed by Stuart Cooper, “The Main Tournament of my Life”. Watch it to find out a bit more about the affection Kyra has for her Instituto Kapacidade outreach project and how Jiu-Jitsu serves as a powerful tool of social benefit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llMmVM2Xts4

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