“I tried karate for a year but there’s too much stand-up technique and it just turned into me watching everyone else do it,” said Eric Ingram, 20, a physics major at Old Dominion University. “With Gracie Combatives it’s mainly groundwork and the other techniques we [Ingram and his brother Troy,. a certified Gracie instructor] were able to adapt to meet my needs.”
To obtain his belt after more than a year of hard work, Ingram had to demonstrate on videotape that he could perform all 36 Gracie Combatives moves in a series of four tests and then run a fight simulation with his brother as partner.
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