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3/16/10 11:52 AM
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Last week, TATAME.com went to the Nobre Arte gym in Rio's Morro do Cantagalo slum, with three time BJJ world champion Kyra Gracie, who traded her kimono for boxing gloves.

The black belt hsa been training for three months at Nobre Arte. “I started to train boxing because I want to fight MMA and no one s better than Claudio Coelho to be my master. My focus is still the Jiu-Jitsu, and my biggest goal this year is the Worlds, but my goal is to keep training more boxing so next year I can debut on MMA”, said Gracie.

“She really surprised me, she has a good physical prepare, she’s good on boxing and she’s a southpaw. I’m pushing the work because I want to make her good on her game without being hit with punches", Claudio said.

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3/16/10 12:33 PM
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 The instructor is so serious he boxes in flip flops ?
3/16/10 12:37 PM
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Cool. I didn't know Kyra's a southpaw either.

(I know, BEEP)
3/16/10 12:46 PM
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Claudio Coelho is the man!

Nobre Art is a great gym they were right at the top of the hill in the Flavela's across the street from where I was staying at.. it's in a huge youth center and has lots of activities to keep the kids out of gangs there should be more of those gyms in Rio..

Kyra picked a great coach..


3/16/10 12:51 PM
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Nice calves on that women.

3/16/10 12:56 PM
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inf0 - Man, I'd love to see her box.



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3/16/10 12:59 PM
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Good luck to her.
3/16/10 3:26 PM
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With such a strong bottom game, shouldn't she be focused more on kickboxing than boxing?
3/16/10 3:29 PM
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Yea, Renzo said in an interview back in December that she was serious & training for her MMA debut.
3/16/10 3:34 PM
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Hope she does well!
3/16/10 3:39 PM
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Can we have a special rule for Kyra, no hitting the face or boobies?
3/16/10 3:52 PM
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Kyra vs Kimmy Couture would be a good fight next year
3/16/10 3:53 PM
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So when can I see her box?
3/16/10 4:05 PM
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What weight will she fight at? I assume 125 or 135.
3/16/10 4:06 PM
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Kyra would get killed by strikers with a decent ground game. But she's probably going to get hand picked opponents, so it might not matter.
3/16/10 4:08 PM
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learning to box in brazil, not good
3/16/10 4:11 PM
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Fenix - Kyra would get killed by strikers with a decent ground game. But she's probably going to get hand picked opponents, so it might not matter.


Why would you say this? You have no idea what Kyra boxing is looking like and its not like womens MMA is flying off the hook with talent these days.
3/16/10 4:34 PM
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Fenix - Kyra would get killed by strikers with a decent ground game. But she's probably going to get hand picked opponents, so it might not matter.


So you train with her and know how good she is in striking?
3/16/10 4:37 PM
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Fenix - Kyra would get killed by strikers with a decent ground game. But she's probably going to get hand picked opponents, so it might not matter.


its not like womens MMA is flying off the hook with talent these days.


Whoa, bro. That's where you're dead wrong.

If Kyra fights at 135, she's going to have a world of problems with the wrestlers and strikers. 135 is the most stacked division, talent wise. If Kyra were to fight any girl in the top 10 right now, she'll get handled. We should give her a couple more years before we hype her up as the next best thing. This could turn into a Rolles 2.0.
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Fenix - Kyra would get killed by strikers with a decent ground game. But she's probably going to get hand picked opponents, so it might not matter.


So you train with her and know how good she is in striking?


Nope I don't. However, she's been training what, 2 months of boxing? A lot of the girls in MMA have been training stand up for years.
3/16/10 5:07 PM
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No one knows how she'll do right now, so no point in assuming. I just kno, once she makes her debut, she becomes the hottest chick in MMA imo
3/16/10 5:14 PM
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I'm guessing she'll be fighting at 125, maybe 115.   

She can't be much bigger than Michelle Waterson, or Elena Reid.

3/16/10 5:18 PM
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lol @ kyra having any problems with wrestlers at 125 or 135...

she can tap any of them, she's already the best grappler in wimmins mma and she hast even fought yet.

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