Genesis MMA March 24th
MMA Genesis brings the nations top mixed martial arts competitors to the St. Charles Family Arena Saturday, March 24.
Fighters from American Top Team, Gracie Jiu-jitsu and Miletich Fighting Systems throw down with the Nations top competitors in this action packed night of fights.
Don't miss special guest Royler Gracie! Royler Gracie was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is the fifth son of Grandmaster Helio Gracie. He started Jiu-Jitsu at the age of three, playing soccer in a gi in his family academy. As soon as he was old enough to compete, the young Royler started his illustrious competition career. He has been competing as a black belt for more than twenty years and has had more than three hundred matches in that time span. He is a four-time World Champion, two-time Abu Dhabi Submission Wrestling Champion, and also holds several national and regional titles. He has consistently been one of the most active sport jiu-jitsu competitors in the world, always ready to test himself against people of all sizes holding many different titles. Royler has a fire burning inside that propels him to achieve things no other person has achieved in the sport.
When one looks at Royler the most striking characteristic is his slight frame. This image is reinforced when he takes on opponents far larger than himself. His lack of brawn has made Royler the technician par-excellence. He is totally dependent upon superior technique for victory. This technical perfection makes Royler one of the most skillful and adept of the Gracie clan. He is the pure Jiu-Jitsu man's fighter – precise, technical, relaxed – always looking to employ technique and strategy over strength and power. As a result, Royler can teach anyone, even the physically ungifted and weak, to prevail in a fight. This makes him one of the most sought after instructors in the martial arts world. He is the living embodiment of the martial artist's dream of skill and technique overcoming strength and aggression. Over eighteen years as a black belt instructor and leader of the original Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy (Gracie Humaitá) and arguably, the most famous grappling team in the world make him one of the foremost coaches in the world. His teaching schedule is brutal. Every day he rises early to teach private lessons through the length of the day, then the group class at night. Only a handful of people can legitimately claim the fighting and coaching expertise of this remarkable figure. A true warrior and jiu-jitsu fighter, his technical prowess can only be surpassed by his fighting spirit and untiring desire to spread the art of jiu-jitsu to all that would learn.
For groups of 10 or more please call 636.896.4237.