Renzo Gracie’s art of fighting, without fighting

Saturday, September 07, 2013

In a memorable scene from Bruce Lee’s Enter the Dragon, Lee demonstrates the art of fighting, without fighting.

Stephie Daniels recently interviewed World Series of Fighting middleweight prospect Dave Branch, who relayed a story from his instructor, Renzo Gracie, about the art of fighting, without fighting.

He told me a story about one time when he was in Brazil. There was a bully that kept f—ing with him, right. Renzo said that he couldn’t beat the guy, because the guy was much bigger than he was. The bully, in Brazil, he was like a good soccer player or something, so Renzo tricked him.

He told the bully to meet him at the beach. Renzo took two boxes, and one of the boxes was empty, it was just an empty box. He took the other box, and he put it over a small boulder. He told the guy, ‘I bet you my man, I can kick this box farther than you into the water.’

Of course he kicked the box that didn’t have a rock on the inside of it. He kicked the hell out of that box [laughs]. The bully is like, ‘Aw man, you can’t kick this box farther than me’, and the guy went to kick the box as hard as he could, and he broke his foot.

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