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!


Anonymous 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