UnderGround Forums Rener Gracie pitched to the shark tank

5/15/19 4:17 PM
12/9/09
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https://ftw.usatoday.com/2019/05/shark-tank-quikflip-rener-gracie

5/15/19 4:18 PM
12/9/09
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I couldn't find a good clip

5/15/19 4:21 PM
7/10/15
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The episode is on hulu

5/15/19 4:24 PM
1/22/05
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He did well but almost fucked it up by talking too much.

5/15/19 7:35 PM
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5/15/19 7:38 PM
8/20/03
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5/15/19 8:56 PM
7/15/04
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5/15/19 10:13 PM
6/27/18
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Rener is such a car salesman. That product is goofy and I can't see it moving big units.

But he is much more successful than me, on his own terms, so who am I to judge.

 

5/15/19 11:09 PM
12/17/06
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Dude has presence.

5/15/19 11:20 PM
1/1/01
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not the worst product I have ever seen, but not something I would ever buy either.

5/15/19 11:21 PM
11/8/09
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Altofsky -

Dude has presence.

I think you mean Renergy...

5/15/19 11:46 PM
8/31/15
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Dude was on my flight to la on Sunday. Paced up and down the isle with a baby strapped to his chest for like 2 hrs. Don't know why I'm sharing this but here it is

5/16/19 12:35 AM
1/3/11
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Dude I can see that selling

5/16/19 1:21 AM
5/14/06
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Reebot -

The episode is on hulu

What season?

5/16/19 1:30 AM
5/14/06
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Ah it's the most recent one from season ten on Hulu

5/16/19 1:32 AM
5/14/06
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No matter what you think of him, he's a very charismatic guy, and his pitch very entertaining.

5/16/19 1:48 AM
3/12/16
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2JupitersTooMany -

No matter what you think of him, he's a very charismatic guy, and his pitch very entertaining.

I agree.

5/16/19 1:56 AM
5/14/06
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I thought it was hilariously in character that he quickly handed out a black belt.

5/16/19 2:15 AM
10/5/17
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There is something I don't like about him. Reckon he has a big secret. Something off putting. 

5/16/19 2:27 AM
8/6/06
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It was called the "Hero Hoodie" a few months ago.

Edited: 5/16/19 4:37 AM
6/27/18
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sassen -

There is something I don't like about him. Reckon he has a big secret. Something off putting. 

Not really a secret, but not freely discussed. Rener and his brother Ryron pushed their own father Rorion OUT of the Gracie business.

Rorion started the Gracie Academy in Torrance in 1989. The first Brazilian jiu-jitsu school in North America. As his sons grew and progressed in the art, he was happy to have them take on instructor roles.

This went on for many years. Rener and Ryron - especially Rener - took more and more initiative with the business. The Gracie University website, the combatives curriculum, the online blue belt instruction program, the intense merchandising - that was all Rener.

Still, Rener wanted more: He wanted control of the business. Why stay under his dad's thumb when he was the one really doing all the work and running the show?

A couple years ago, Rener and Ryron made their move: They opened a new location under the name of Gracie University. They took all Gracie Academy's clientele with them. They started a new merchandise line divorced from the name of Gracie Academy.

They gave their father Rorion a choice: He could come with them in a salaried figurehead position. Or he could continue with the Gracie Academy name alone.

Rorion is a prideful man. He didn't want to be under his sons. He took the latter option.

Gracie Academy's original location closed its doors a few months after Gracie University opened.

So now Gracie University is thriving. Rener and Ryron have taken control of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, with no involvement from the father.

And Rorion goes his separate way. How does he feel about it? You won't find any pictures of his adult sons on his social media.

 

 

5/16/19 6:42 AM
1/1/01
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TequilaYuen -
sassen -

There is something I don't like about him. Reckon he has a big secret. Something off putting. 

Not really a secret, but not freely discussed. Rener and his brother Ryron pushed their own father Rorion OUT of the Gracie business.

Rorion started the Gracie Academy in Torrance in 1989. The first Brazilian jiu-jitsu school in North America. As his sons grew and progressed in the art, he was happy to have them take on instructor roles.

This went on for many years. Rener and Ryron - especially Rener - took more and more initiative with the business. The Gracie University website, the combatives curriculum, the online blue belt instruction program, the intense merchandising - that was all Rener.

Still, Rener wanted more: He wanted control of the business. Why stay under his dad's thumb when he was the one really doing all the work and running the show?

A couple years ago, Rener and Ryron made their move: They opened a new location under the name of Gracie University. They took all Gracie Academy's clientele with them. They started a new merchandise line divorced from the name of Gracie Academy.

They gave their father Rorion a choice: He could come with them in a salaried figurehead position. Or he could continue with the Gracie Academy name alone.

Rorion is a prideful man. He didn't want to be under his sons. He took the latter option.

Gracie Academy's original location closed its doors a few months after Gracie University opened.

So now Gracie University is thriving. Rener and Ryron have taken control of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, with no involvement from the father.

And Rorion goes his separate way. How does he feel about it? You won't find any pictures of his adult sons on his social media.

 

 

Source?

Seems like a somewhat reasonable thing to do by the brothers.

 

5/16/19 8:01 AM
1/9/11
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TequilaYuen -
sassen -

There is something I don't like about him. Reckon he has a big secret. Something off putting. 

Not really a secret, but not freely discussed. Rener and his brother Ryron pushed their own father Rorion OUT of the Gracie business.

Rorion started the Gracie Academy in Torrance in 1989. The first Brazilian jiu-jitsu school in North America. As his sons grew and progressed in the art, he was happy to have them take on instructor roles.

This went on for many years. Rener and Ryron - especially Rener - took more and more initiative with the business. The Gracie University website, the combatives curriculum, the online blue belt instruction program, the intense merchandising - that was all Rener.

Still, Rener wanted more: He wanted control of the business. Why stay under his dad's thumb when he was the one really doing all the work and running the show?

A couple years ago, Rener and Ryron made their move: They opened a new location under the name of Gracie University. They took all Gracie Academy's clientele with them. They started a new merchandise line divorced from the name of Gracie Academy.

They gave their father Rorion a choice: He could come with them in a salaried figurehead position. Or he could continue with the Gracie Academy name alone.

Rorion is a prideful man. He didn't want to be under his sons. He took the latter option.

Gracie Academy's original location closed its doors a few months after Gracie University opened.

So now Gracie University is thriving. Rener and Ryron have taken control of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, with no involvement from the father.

And Rorion goes his separate way. How does he feel about it? You won't find any pictures of his adult sons on his social media.

 

 

Rorion is prideful, but he should be proud. They took what he taught them and made something more from it, and gave him an opportunity to keep the same level of involvement as before (minimal), spend time with his sons and yet not have to worry about the money. 

Sometimes dad's are so fucking dumb. 

 

Rener has always been a freak of nature. Inspirational dude that exudes positivity.

5/16/19 9:33 AM
6/27/18
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Jump Kick -
TequilaYuen -
sassen -

There is something I don't like about him. Reckon he has a big secret. Something off putting. 

Not really a secret, but not freely discussed. Rener and his brother Ryron pushed their own father Rorion OUT of the Gracie business.

Rorion started the Gracie Academy in Torrance in 1989. The first Brazilian jiu-jitsu school in North America. As his sons grew and progressed in the art, he was happy to have them take on instructor roles.

This went on for many years. Rener and Ryron - especially Rener - took more and more initiative with the business. The Gracie University website, the combatives curriculum, the online blue belt instruction program, the intense merchandising - that was all Rener.

Still, Rener wanted more: He wanted control of the business. Why stay under his dad's thumb when he was the one really doing all the work and running the show?

A couple years ago, Rener and Ryron made their move: They opened a new location under the name of Gracie University. They took all Gracie Academy's clientele with them. They started a new merchandise line divorced from the name of Gracie Academy.

They gave their father Rorion a choice: He could come with them in a salaried figurehead position. Or he could continue with the Gracie Academy name alone.

Rorion is a prideful man. He didn't want to be under his sons. He took the latter option.

Gracie Academy's original location closed its doors a few months after Gracie University opened.

So now Gracie University is thriving. Rener and Ryron have taken control of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, with no involvement from the father.

And Rorion goes his separate way. How does he feel about it? You won't find any pictures of his adult sons on his social media.

 

 

Source?

Seems like a somewhat reasonable thing to do by the brothers.

 

Like I said, it's not really a secret in the Los Angeles jiu-jitsu scene. I mean, there is no way to hide it, the Gracie Academy location is gone and the new Gracie University location is in full swing.

But it is not discussed.

When the abandoning of Gracie Academy and move to Gracie University was in the works, the student base was understandably confused about what was going on.

Rener and Ryron posted a short video with Rorion in an obvious PR attempt to quell the gossip. "Top secret!" "Enough talking, I'll see you on the mat!"

 

But since then, you can see for yourself: There have been no appearances of Rorion on any Gracie University content. No mention of him on any Gracie University social media. You will find more pictures of Rener and Ryron's dead grandfather Helio on their instagram than their own father. There is nothing of Rorion.

And vice versa, Rorion refuses to mention or promote Gracie University. He does not wear their merchandise. He does not talk about his sons.

 

Edited: 5/16/19 10:49 AM
3/13/18
Posts: 435

He was fantastic, aside from the jaw clenching but you could see Laurie's brain maxing out, picturing him along side her on QVC pitching this thing.  Might want to rename and trademark them as 'roodies' then he can get all animated on QVC explaining that meaning along with his entire clan.