A tearful Rickson passes academy on to son Kron

source: graciemag.com


GracieMag photographer John Lamonica was on hand in June as Rickson passed his academy over to son, Kron. The younger Gracie was one of the standouts at the last Worlds, with a win over then two-time lightweight champion Michael Langhi.

Lamonica captured Rickson’s outpouring of emotion, weeping during the ceremony, causing his brother Royler to shed some tears as well.

With friend Xande Ribeiro and brother Royler Gracie present, a new crop of black belts was promoted.

The next generation was present too...

For the most part Rickson was happy, but he would have been happier still, were it not for the two bitter, back to back losses to his son that he suffered, in Table Tennis.

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BigWilliam site profile image  

7/27/11 10:18 AM by BigWilliam

Man I would WHOOP Rickson... at table tennis!

robert bentley site profile image  

7/27/11 9:48 AM by robert bentley

for later

disbeliever site profile image  

7/27/11 9:36 AM by disbeliever

Is that hilary in the group pic?Awesome that he made it official, good luck Kron and Rickson

crazydave site profile image  

7/27/11 6:31 AM by crazydave

If you beat rickson in table tennis would you talk shit?

NicolasExitBJJ site profile image  

7/27/11 6:27 AM by NicolasExitBJJ

that's a shitload of black belts right there

CyborgRoyce site profile image  

7/27/11 3:53 AM by CyborgRoyce

Tokuzo Takahashi. One of the instructors at Tenri Judo Los Angeles and multi-time US Judo champ

jayu site profile image  

7/27/11 3:48 AM by jayu

Rickson's awesome!!!

Kron Garcia site profile image  

7/26/11 7:30 PM by Kron Garcia

Henry should have been there. Sad

HELWIG site profile image  

7/23/11 4:16 PM by HELWIG


Dokkalfar site profile image  

7/23/11 2:08 PM by Dokkalfar

Nice thread, thanks.