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Old 10-03-2008, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hélio Gracie celebrates 95 years of life

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The man who created the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Master Hélio Gracie completed yesterday (1) 95 years of a life dedicated to the martial art. To celebrate this historical moment, his sons Royler, Rolker and Rickson prepared a birthday cake for the Master at Gracie Humaita gym, at Rio de Janeiro. Besides his sons, his nephew Robson, Kyra Gracie and many other black belts went there to congratulate the most important man in BJJ. “Besides being the most efficient martial art of the world, it makes you more calm and confident without bringing you the violence. God bless you all and I hope I get to my age easier than I came”, said the Gracie.



After taking photos and signing some gis, Helio went to the second floor of the gym, when he thanked all that went there to celebrate his 95th birthday and spoke about the importance of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. “I teach everything I know to my sons. I can die tomorrow, but the Jiu-Jitsu will still continue for a long time”, said the Master, who received his red belt with the ten degrees embroidered in gold.
http://www.tatame.com/2008/10/02/Hel...-years-of-life

Damn i didn't know he was that old! Wonder if he still rolls.
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Happy birthday Grand Master!
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He is truly an incredible martial artist and human being. At his age, the fact that he is still training and teaching is incredible.

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happy birthday

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He is truly an incredible martial artist and human being. At his age, the fact that he is still training and teaching is incredible.

Man he's gotta have a LOT of techniques in that computer of his... I mean he must have seen it all, all the grappling fads and the actual evolution of the game.

Congratz on your birthday, sensei!
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Damn 95 that's a long time Happy B-day Grand Master
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