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I understand that Gracie Jiujitsu originated from Maeda as did Fadda Jiujitsu. From what i hear there jiujitsu is similar to yours. Did they smooth out the techniques like your father did, or do they practice pure Maeda Jiujitsu?

I am not sure what they did, I know that My father just adopter the techniques and modified them to reply on leverage and tachnique not speed and strengh

I like your fighting style. Lots of bait and wait. But i don't seem elements of this taught on your tapes. In fact the baiting game is really missing from the video tape market and even in class. Either instructors don't know much about the baiting game, or they just refuse to teach it. I think its the former. I have studied most of your fights and notice unlike many other fighters you do study your opponent well and know how to get them into your game by giving them what they want. This aspect of juijitsu interests me the most as I was never attracted to the violent aspects of JJ or MMA. Can you expand more about how I can aquire this type of knowledge.

Its just my game, you can not put that on the tape, you see its up to you to figure out what your style is, if you like mine you should just train in that fasion, its still JJ, just my style

I agree that fighters should not be allowed to use steriods. But if you read your response you admit that the gi is a weapon. Should a fighter be allowed to bring straps and ropes in the ring. Then he can strangle his opponent much like you can do with a gi. For a knight, body armor is their uniform, therefore should they be allowed to wear it? According to your response, yes they should. If you were to fight without the gi, would you ever have beaten ken shamroc

Well, first off, if you saw the fight with Ken Shamrock, I choked him with my hands not my GI, so the GI had nothing to do with it. Also if you saw the fight with keith hackney, he was punching me, while holding my gi, so that worked agaist me, Sakuraba was holding the gi, so you have no point, the gi works for me, and for my oponents as well

Please share with us your thoughts on Rickson

Rickson is the best, very tough and great techninque

Royce, what do you think about these comments made by Frank Shamrock in a recent interview in Fightsport Magazine..... "I think Vanderlei will just tee off on him, just destroy him-just as I would" "The Gracies are dead and everyone knows it. I want to fight a Gracie."

He must have hit his head or was drunk when he was going this interview, the Gracie are never dead, the problem is that Shamocks have not been born yet

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Great work again man!
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Hey Royce! I am very new to BJJ and have had my ups and downs already. I continue to put every ounce of my being and energy into every roll I participate in. A lot of guys in my class seem to be very belt oriented though. Like, "I'm a blue belt now. I can't wait till I get my purple. It should be any time now. I NEED that purple belt!!" And other things like that. Well, it kinda wore off on me. I was so set on trying to score that blue belt that I lost track of why I was putting in so many hours of training and putting up with so many aches and pains. And I was getting so frustrated. Then I kinda just thought screw this and just rolled for fun. Well, things haven't ever been better. I feel like I am not only learning your families amazing art, but finally feeling it. I don't know what you feel when you roll, whether it is as fun as the first time you rolled with perhaps one of your brothers, or whether it has become a routine to you, but I am curious. Do you do what you do because it is what you have been doing it for sooooo long, or do you do it cause you love every second on the mat, whether choking out your opponent with a glorious triangle or perhaps tapping yourself (do you even do that?) because someone pulled a new move on you that you have never seen? And do you see any of your students being more obsessed with the color of their belts rather than the actual art itself? And if so, what is your thoughts on that. What do YOU say to a student like that. I know we must strive to be the best we can be at any and everything we do, but what is truely the most important aspect of BJJ to you? Any insight you could share with me Royce would be greatly appreciated. Thanx for your time.

Well, Jiu-Jitsu should always be about fun, that does not mean that you can not be compatative, but you should never stop having fun, to me its fun, I love it its something I love doing, as for rolling, you should always have fun, if your oponent in practice is not having fun, stop, say hey may, lets just roll easy have fun. As for belts, you know what I say. Belt Only Covers 2" of your ass, the rest is upto you to back it up. Forget the belt, have fun, learn the techniques, be smooth, because smooth is fast, and have fun with it, the belts will come.

I was just wondering who you would be mainly interested in fighting If you and pride worked out a deal. Thanks for your time.

I want to fight the top guys out there, whoever they are at the moment

If you where only allowed to hit someone with only one shot in a fight, what would you throw (punch, kick, elbow, knee, head) and what would be your target area (jaw, neck, ribs, nuts, nose, etc.)? I say full kick to the nutz!

I say you are right

Do you ever run into types of trouble-making knuckleheads at your seminars? I'm sure you've seen the type... "Mr. Know Everything", "Beatup the new student" type of guys. The same type of guys that don't listen to your instruction. You teach them one way, and they do it a different way, all the while whispering to other students on how the "correct" technique should be. Almost as if THEY were putting on the seminar.

> Sometimes, you get a guy like that, not a lot, most people do not mess with me when they see me, just here ont eh internet because here they can say and get a way with anything.

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Royce, why would you not fight in the UFC with thew rules they have? You would be in a class of guys in your weight class and you would school 99.9999% of them on the ground. I would think with guys your own weight you would not have too much of a problem. Can you tell me why not? Chris Brennan ps. I saw on another post you were saying you could drive well. I will agree with that because I think we got to Magic Mountain once in about 25 minutes from the Academy...

I have a problem with 5 min rounds and I think they just brough back the rule were they will stand you up from the ground. Just not my game

Royce, can you box and do you feel that your past your prime?

Do I box, no I do not box, I train stand up but I am not a boxer if that is what you are asking. As for my prime, come to one of my seminars and see for your self

Anyway, my question is, how do you think BJJ will change in the future? It seems like some fighting styles age a lot better than others; some are still as effective as when they were invented, or even more so, while other become very empty and useless. Since BJJ is still a fairly new style, only about 60(?) years old, how do you think it can continue to produce good fighters in say, 50 or 100 years? For example, Greco Roman wrestling is very old but it still works well, while some styles of Karate and Kung Fu seem pretty weak.

I think that JJ will be around forever, what you can do as the people that train in it, is make sure that you do not take away the importance of training in technique. I start to see a lot of people trade technique for strengh because they have it, and a lot of people starting to modify it, do not forget that while the strengh may work against a weaker oponent, if strengh is matched with strengh it will not work, while technique will always work, I have proved that in the UFC's. Make sure that you spend the time to learn the proper way of doing a technique, you can modify it to adapt to your body and conditioning, that is called style, but do not rely on strengh alone, make sure that your technique is good

had you not been exhausted from the Kimo fight, what would have been your strategy for Harold Howard.

I would have clinched and taken him to the ground, once there he would not stand a chance

hey Royce, a few weeks ago, a man called Charles Whoom is challenging Gracie Family, what happen then?

I do not know, but what I know is that a Gracie challange is for a purse of $100,000. Each fighter brings $50,000, I have mine, when Charles whoever gets his, he can look me up.

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Do you ever kick back with the fellas and have some beers? If so what is your favorite flavor? Im a guiness man personally. Also, I respect and admire your father a great deal, to me he is a legend. How is he now? Does he live in LA now? What does he think about the current NHB fighters and jiu jitsu fighters? I am a student of Rodrigo Vaghi. Did you spend much time training with him? 1 more, what fighters do you like to watch? Mounto obregodu.

I do not drink at all never have. I do not drink, do not smoke. As for my father he is fine, he lives in Brazil. comes to visit LA, but lives in brazil.

What do you think of the Gracie Camp(Carlos Jr's Program)? How long, on average does it take to become a Gracie blackbelt?

about 10 years of training every day. As for gracie camp its good, but I will have a camp in PA this september so you should check it out

remember you were going to fight Mark Kerr? but you substain a herniated disk in your lower back? how did you overcome that injury? or how did you recover 100%? another quick question, since you no longer teach in torrance. where do you teach? do you have a class somewhere? i would like to learn directly from you in a class situation but not a seminar as i can't travel everywhere you travel.

It took about 6 month, I did theropy and speccial worktout. I teach privates and semi privates at my friends school, call me and we will setup something

When I got the basic tapes 7 years ago, I called to ask a question about the technique and someone said" We are all busy and the phone is ringing off the hook, can someone call you back?" Im like" Whatever, sure".. A while later , the phone rings and its a guy with broken english" Hello, may I speak with Brett please, this Royce Gracie".. then my brother yelled something derogative to me while I was on the phone and I said " Watch your mouth asshole, im not lame you are." Then Royce said something I'll never forget, " Watch you mouth, call me lame" I said , " no, no, I was talking to my dickhead brother, I would never call you lame".. that is how it all began.

I have no idea what this guys is saying, watch you mouth was said here on teh UG and we even made a t-shirt out of it

hook me up with Rose? thanks =)

Rose is not marriend, and if you want to hook up with her, you will have to ask her

Royce, I've read several interviews in which you've described your conditioning routine. There's a pretty good discussion going on over at the Strength & Conditioning forum about the merits of weight training vs. bodyweight (calisthenics) training -- free squats, pushups, etc. Do you have any opinions about which method is better, or how to combine them?

I think both are good

I remember rolling with you in class one time where you made a few of us tap using only your body weight from the side mount (body lock?). I remember you pressed our ribs into my diaphragm and used your hand to pinch off my nose and then cover my mouth so I could not breath (I think you did this same move to Renan). Man, what an embarassing way to tap. I use that move when I roll with my little cusins... I laugh everytime! If you're rolling (playing) and want to goof with someone, is that your favorite move?

yes, I still do that one, to guys at seminars

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1. I often wonder what it would feel like to be considered the best in the world at something. What does it feel like to have many believe that you are the best fighter in the world? Does it give you satisfaction knowing that all of your hard work has paid off? Was it your goal, or was it ever your goal, to be the best in the world at fighting? 2. Here's an interesting one. We all know you can more than handle yourself one on one both standup and getting them to the ground to work them over. How versed are you if attacked by someone with a knife or bat or crow bar? Does your style practice those sort of attacks, or do you practice those sort of defenses. I have taken a bit of Kempo Karate and we practice club and knife defenses and on occasion multiple attackers. Sure it is best to avoid them, as it is with a street fight in general, but do you dedicate any of your training, or teach even, self defense from weapon attacks. 3. Can I escort you into the ring when you once again have a fight in this country? I will pay the flight and hotel. You just have to put up with me........

Everything I do in life, I always try to be the best, not just fighting or JJ but everything, when I first learned how to use the computer not long ago, I kept doing it and asking questions got pretty good on it. As for how it feels, it feels great it gives a person a sense of acomplishment, but you have to be very careful, there are a lot of guys out there who take it too far, its gets to their head, me I am still the same person I was and always be. Can I take care of myself with a person with a knife or a crow bar, well get one and we will see hahahah can you come to my fight, sure man if I have a fight in us no problem

Could some tell me where this seminar is being held and who is sponsoring it? I'm Dominican myself and right now I am happy as hell that DR is finally waking up and smelling the mat!!! I just want to know for when I go back to DR, who I can train with while I'm there.

well I am not sure, but if you check my site, there is info on it, I know that its going to be a Vale Tudo seminar

royce do you have any students that you are personally grooming to fight. sort of like taking all your champions hip knowledge and pouring it into one person

Jon Burke is talking to Pride right now, he is my brown belt, he was supposed to fight Wallid, but wallid cancled the fight

Would you consider making negotiations with pride to fight wallid...like a special rules match vs sakuraba? ild love to see you kick his butt :)

its upto Pride, and to see what they offer

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Whats up man? I was there with Joe when you were in Statesville training the cops. We are still giving Joe a hard time about the slaps you laid down on him! ;-) Anyway, I was wondering how many dojo challanges you saw or were involved in when you were growing up training? Thanks & hope to see ya again soon.

Well not that many today, but at first each day someone would come to the academy and try and fight, so we would first put him to fight a student, if they beat the student then one of us would come in to fight. You can see some of these fights on the Gracie in Acation tapes

Royce whaaaats up, when are back this way, it is about time for my next beating.

Right now the closest I am going to get to kicking you but is going to be CT at Jim's place

do people ever challenge you on the street or at your academy? Alot of people post they can take you but I never hear if they give it a try. Also do you train with weights? Who do you think will win between Frye and Shamrock?

not on the street, but a lot of people used to come to the academy and wanted to fight. As for Shamrock or Frye, Don all the way Hey Royce, what are your views on sport jiu-jitsu? Do you think that it's important for your students compete in tournaments? How about the current format of sport jiu-jitsu tournaments? (point system, time limits, etc.) Do you think that it's ok to use techniques which rely heavily on the gi (spider guard, etc.) in competition?

I think that my students should do whatever makes them happy, if they want to compeate go for it, if not that is fine with me too. as for sport, I do not like the points and timelimits too much, but hey like I said, there are a lot of people doing JJ and they should do whatever they like

Who do you think are the top five BJJ competitors, not just by wins but who you think is the most exciting to watch? Are you and Wallid all hype or do you really hate him?

there is a lot of tough guys out there, hard to say

Royce, I've been trying to teach my nephews BJJ but I sometimes have a hard time. What are some of the common problems you have teaching kids under 6? Are there any tricks or special tips you use to teach your own kids BJJ?

You have to make sure that they are having fun, if they are not having fun they will not want to learn and get board
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Could you take the time you answer some questions? 1.How many miles can you jog? 2.How much weight can you curl? 3.How many push up can you do? 4.can you do the splits? 5.When are you going to be in Cleveland Ohio?we can meet on the mat and roll sometime perhaps.

I can jog a lot, I was going to enter a 25 mile marathon. I train with weights, just heavy enough to put resistance. I am not sure, do not do a lot of those. Yes, I can do splits, and then some I do not know, talk to Craig Cramer in Cleveland tell him to setup a seminar

Have you added anything to your training that you didn't do when you were fighting in the early UFCs.

I do a lot more standup training now days, so that I know what is coming and can read the other guy

Hey Royce, What's the funniest joke you know?

Here is a joke. This guy goes to the pet store and buys a parrot. So he brings the parrot home and finds out that the parrot says a lot of bad words. All day the parrot is saying f this and f that you mother f this and that. SO the guy takes the parrot back to the store and askes for his money back, the guy at the store says sorry buddy you can not return the animal, so the guy come home and asks the parrot not to say bad words anymore, but the parrot keeps saying f this and f that and call the guys a motherf and this and that, so he gets pissed off and puts the parrot in the freezer. About 5 min goes by and no sound, so the guy gets scared to make sure that the bird did not die, so we take the bird out, and the parrot said, Man I am really sorry, I will never say a bad word again, I just have one questions for you, what did the turkey do ?

who do you train standup with, if anyone. Also, do you still think that in today's multifaceted nhb world, GJJ alone will suffice against good strikers w/ takedown defense?

As for the fighters, I train Standup, not so that I could stand there, but just to know what is coming and counter. As for JJ, it is still here, just because a lot of people go on the ground does not mean that they are very good on the ground.

What would you different if you fought again? Why did you give him your back? How old were you when you got your black belt?

I would not do anything different, I would train more for the fight, as for the black belt I was 19
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hi royce, i was wondering in ufc 3, if you wouldn't have hurt yourself with kimo, and kicked harold's butt, and let's say Emmanuel Yarborough would've gone to the finals too, how do you think you would have done against him. have you ever submitted someone with that size?, and if that's a yes, what submission did you use?, thanks

I trained for him, I had like 3 people in the guard and had a lot of presure put on me, so I was ready for him

Hey Royce, what do you think of Rumina Sato, Sakurai, Tamura, Uno and other Japanese fighters? How does the japanese style of grappling differ from BJJ?

Japanese do more speed and strengh, but theyare tough guys

what do you think of the military manual thats on the net that is a training guide to Jiu Jitsu. did you help create it?

I work with the army, but no I am not sure about the manual

Seems like alot of champs, expecially Pride champs are winning with their fists. Nogeira, Silva, Pulver, Bustamante, Ortiz, etc. I know most of these fighters have good wrestling or BJJ skill, but they have won their titles with their fists. Do you think that MMA is evolving toward more striking? and do you practice alot of standup to compensate?

No I think that each fighter does what he thinks is best for him, all these guys are big and strong so they can punch people out. Hey whatever, but I do not think that its going only to striking(/font>

I've always wanted to ask you what you think about Keith Hackney. What are your memories of your fight with him?

He was a tough guy, hit hard and very strong

Do you have any specific words of wisdom on what it takes to succeed/attain your goals (Arnold Scharzenagger, who I think has been pretty successful, seemed to think focus and positivity was pretty important in "Pumping Iron").

I say whatever you do, make sure that you are giving it all, and having fun with it. As for goals, man I have a lot of stuff going on right now, just want to make sure that I can keep up with it
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Hello Royce, I am in college and trying to convince my other roomate who is obsessed with karate how effectice GJJ is. I showed him your UFC performances, but he just says "If that was me or Sensei fighting we'd just chop him in the throat, pull his ears, etc. How do you defend such moves like biting and throat strikes? Can these moves open up offense for you?

Tell you friend and his Sensei, that they are watching me in a controlled professional fight, I stop when they want me to stop. ON the street, I stop when I want to stop, and if you bite me or whatever, you will find out what JJ can do and how ineffective tapping can be

How do you expect to fair well in Pride when you seem to only fight every 2 years or so? I know you do all this traveling but you say you are active and would all that traveling not effect your training for a Pride fight? I just got the Grand Prix Uncut DVD and you got kneed in the nuts and i saw Sak's phantom tap crap. I never heard about you getting a groin shot on you, everyone must have forgot about it as i was shocked. Do you look back and think that your Gi was a little to big? When you did that sit down throw i was shocked that you tried to throw your leg over for the mount and it almost got you knee barred, i remember hearing Rickson talk about that, now we teach the sit down throw to not throw the leg over and just go to their side as a trained fighter(like Sak) would expect the leg over which sets up a knee attack. This is not a bashing thread, i love to watch you fight but i would like to see you fight more so i can watch it 20 times a week like i do. I watch the Takada fight alot and most think it was boring.

well, first off Sak did have a knee bar for about 2 sec and then I pulled out, as for fighting, when I train for fight I do not travel for 6 month and do nothing by train for fight, as for fighting more often, I do not know, I fight whenever there is a good fight, I have to travel because everyone wants me to come, even you guys always bitch that I do not come here often

Do you get tired of hearing stupid questions about your fights? I loved when some dumbass called in on eddie goldman's show and made a comment on your punching skills and you told him he should go hit Sakuraba.

No, I do not get tired, you see, people have questions, fine with me, I will answer them, but then the question is a question, the one guy on the show that was a comment not a question, that I am tiered off, I say, you know what stop eating popcorn and drinking soda on the couch watching me fight, get in the ring, and fight, see how you do this and do that

What kind of conditioning do u do outside of rolling? Also, have u started to train in Boxing or Muay Thai yet?

I have been training Muay Thai for over 5 years, I also have a black belt, just do not put it on

you vs. Wanderlei Silva? I (and alot of others) seem to think you would be ran over like an animal on a freeway......I am not trying to be disrespectful, Royce, but how could you possibly stand up with Wanderlei?

He is a tough guy, but I will clinch take him to the ground and ....

Now that you are traveling the Earth much more than before, how has it affected your family life? Is it really difficult or do your wife and children travel with you?

Well on the family, its a bit hard, but I love to travel, and what I do , when I am in town, I am all with my family, no bussiness. When I travel, I say with friends, go to hotels it depends on were I am. as for food, we eat everywere, I eat a waffle houses, and whatever man I am nnot picky. If I have two seminars close by, I will fly to one city and then drive over to the other

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A few questions: 1) Is it Rickson who says he has a 500-0-0 record or do other people just say that? I ask cause I've never heard of him claiming a record like that but other people always say that. 2) Will you ever compete in Abu Dhabi? 3) What is your opinion of Vitor Belfort? 4) Would you fight in a smaller promotion than Pride or the UFC? I want to say, you're the best. It's really cool of you to actually talk to people on here.

Rickson's record would include all his fights, amature, judo, jj, nhb you see its not the just the ring fights, its total of his fights. As for the Abu Dabi, we are talking I am very interested in doing it, so we will see, they do not have one this year, but next year, yes I would like to fight in Abu Dhabi. Victor is a good fighter, strong. Would I fight in smaller promos, deptends on the oponent.

I talked to Relson at a seminar and we asked him what he was yelling at Joe Son and Relson said he was calling him a fag and was going to kick his ass for talking shit with kimo, but Joe Son got scared and said sorry. Your brother is a funny guy and very cool n awesome jiu-jitsu.

I am not sure about the party and drinking, but yes Relson was and still is a bad ass. He has won a lot of tournaments adn is a very tough guy

You say you will only fight no rules, which is good, but why should you be allowed to wear a gi? The gi is a weapon and no other fighter is allowed to use a weapon of any kind, so why should there be a special rule for you. Obviously, your opponent can wear a gi, but why should he have to learn how to use one. Using a gi is not an elemennt of fighting anymore so than using any other weapon. And no weapons are allowed. What if your opponent decides he wants to represent the art of medievil nights and wear body armor. Should that be allowed? What if a gang member wants to fight and use his weapons of choice, a knife or gun, should that be allowed? Opponents of yours should not be forced to learn how to use a gi. The contest should be man against man and let the best figher win. Can you explain why you should be allowed to have special rules concerning the gi?

Man you have issues, a Gi is not a body armor and not a knife or a gun, its a GI, its a Martial Arts uniform. Now if some guys wants to wear a GI fine with me. Now most of the guys that I fight are stronger and heavier. As for the weapons, what about roids that a lot of fighters take, now that gives them an advantage over me

Did you ever get upset, when the promoters of the old UFC seemed to favor Ken Shamrock over yourself. They gave him his own video, his own belt for doing practically nothing (compared to you that is). From a marketing point of view it may have been the right thing to do to get more US fans. BUT the guy wasn't in your league. Do you think the UFC took you for granted. On a PRIDE note, what were your thoughts on fighting Takada. I'm a big fan of yours, but that fight was one of the most boring fights, along with Ken 2. Do you think that these two fights were boring cause your opponents only wanted to survive and not win?

I do not care about what UFC does, nor what Ken said, or says now, Ken is done, I beat him, and the second time was too scared to fight, but then started to talk all kinds of shit, whatever, I do not care about that. Takada, that was a joke, he was too scared to do anything so he just stayed in my guard the whole time, I hit his, in his face, in his keednes, I am sure that he was pissing blood for weeks to come, but as for the fight, it was not a fight, it was a joke, Takada just did not show any heart out there

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Royce-U've been the man from the begining of the sport-put Greg Thompson, ur top dog on Wallid in the PRIDE what do u think?(I'm biased cuz he's my bud but we all know he's the the best guy u have trained)

Well, Greg is tough guys, I have trained may people that are tough, Burke is a brown belt. Greg has good standup, I think agaist Wallid, Greg would win, Wallid is done, he just lost in Pride, he did not want to figth Burike, he is done

"The show also served to showcase Pride's newest talent. American Alex Stiebling recorded his sixth consecutive win over a Brazilian opponent, defeating Wallid Ismail via unanimous decision. Likewise, Rodrigo Gracie made a splash in his first Pride appearance when he submitted Daijiro Matsui with a guillotine. Given their similar size, their position at the bottom of the organization's food chain, their youth and the fact that Stiebling sported a yellow shirt with blood-red hand prints emblazoned with the slogan "Brazilian Killa" on the front and "Royce Who?" on the rear, it would seem that the two fighters are on a collision course." What do you think of Alex Steibling? Looks like a good match up for you Royce. :)

Time will show Royce Who, I was fighting when this guy was still in dipers, but he wants to talk shit today, fine with me, just trust me Time will show

One atom looks at another atom and says, "Dude, I think I lost an electron!" The second atom says, "No shit.. are you sure?" The first atom says, "Yeah, I'm positive."

Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

Royce, I know that when you say "Don will destroy Ken" that you are speaking with emotion instead of your head.........you do know that Ken would soundly defeat you in a 3rd fight (please don't bring up that 58 second submission stuff- that was over 8 years ago).......my question is - WILL YOU GIVE KEN THE RESPECT HE DESERVES AFTER HE BEATS FRYE?

Fuck Ken, and he would never defeate me, even when I am 80 years old. Now if you want to talk a lot go do what I do, and fight who I fight, then come here and talk to me about respect. Shootfighter2001 - I know you are not asking me what the fuck is my mailfuncion or whatever you said. Ken has done nothing but talk shit about me, I do not give a f because I do not give a f about Ken, as for you, since you are such a tough guy, next time have the BALLS to put your name on your commnents.

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Royce have you or your brothers ever rolled with a judoka that you couldn't tap?

No, if you watch me on the Gracie In action, I choked and the guy passed out in a tournament, it was a judo tournament

I think Judo sets people up to get beat by other grappling styles because it is so limited. Take away the gi and what does Judo have?

Judo is good to know, has a lot of good takedowns

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Thanks spanky, doing my best to keep this place afloat...
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ttt, these threads are awesome. A lot of the newer "Expert Q&A" forums are empty, with their namesakes never posting. It is really great to hear Royce talk so openly about so many issues, and show his sense of humor. I am a bigger fan after reading these. Thanks for posting these and thanks to Royce for answering all the questions! Best, Jeff
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Bon Dia Senor Gracie !! My name is Arthur...I am from Montreal, Canada...I wouls like to know if you have and Gracie schools located here...because I am very interested in studing some Gracie Jiu-jitsu and kick some butt just like you !! Obrigado meu amigo ! Arturo

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