Friday, January 6, 2012

Kyra Gracie on starting in BJJ

Kyra Gracie
"They said: 'that's good, that's enough for you but you're taking it too seriously. It would be hard for you to make money from jiu jitsu. You're a girl, leave this to us." 

Kyra Gracie's cousins and uncles weren't exactly over the moon when she started BJJ  but now that she's been World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion, Pan American, Brazilian and and Asiatic BJJ Champion on multiple occasions, she says they're changing their tune.

Now, it's more like this from her male relatives: "Now fathers come to me and say: 'Hey Krya my daughter's training, she's wants to be a black belt like you' And they are very excited about it."

This is a great interview with her talking about how she got started, the inspiration she got from her mother (who is a blue belt) and of course from the rest of the Gracie family. 

Thanks to Carlo at SHOCX in Brussels for the link!

2 comments:

girlboxing said...

Great video! Thanks for posting and Happy New Year!

niamh said...

@girlboxing - happy new year to you too! I had to laugh at the attitude her family were giving in the beginning, big changes now

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