San Jose, CA - On July 3rd, 2013, host Chris Rawlins and co-host Erick De Guzman, of the new and upcoming podcast, San Jose Real, sat down with jiu jitsu pioneer Ryron Gracie. Ryron Gracie and his brother Rener Gracie founded the Gracie Academy, an online learning jiu jitsu academy that provides instruction and rank evaluations in Gracie Jiu jitsu. Gracie Academy was created with the goal of sharing and teaching the techniques of Gracie Jiu Jitsu to jiu jitsu practitioners throughout the world.
In the last 15 years Ryron has become a major innovator in the world of jiu jitsu. A fourth degree black belt, Ryron teaches jiu jitsu to regular students, movie stars, and mixed martial arts fighters at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance California. In addition he films instructional videos for the "Gracie Breakdown" and travels quite extensively to teach Gracie jiu jitsu seminars to students all over the United States. With his continued focus, Ryron has trained and continues to train MMA athletes, police enforcement officers and military personnel.
Ryron began the interview by explaining what led to the creation of the Gracie Academy. Setting up the interface to allow students to watch videos and learn the basic jiu jitsu techniques online was very much needed, Ryron commented. An online education exchange allowed Ryron to teach the techniques of Gracie jiu jitsu to people that may not be able to come and train at the Gracie Jiu Jitsu academy in Torrance.
"Gracie University, the reason why it is so amazing is because it is a linear program," said Ryron.
In addition to his wealth of knowledge in martial arts, Ryron also stresses the importance of keeping a healthy balance in life and not viewing what we experience in our day to day lives as neither good nor bad.
"The more you make things really good," Ryron explains, "the more you set yourself up for things to be really bad."
To learn more about Ryron Gracie and the Gracie Academy, tune in to this episode at sanjosereal.com.
About Chris Rawlins
Chris is a die hard Joe Rogan Podcast listener and jiu-jitsu enthusiast. Listening to the Joe Rogan Experience is what led him to eventually discover the London Real Podcast - perhaps one of the most inspirational and innovative podcasts in existence today. The appreciation for both the Joe Rogan Experience and London Real podcasts was the main catalyst in the development of San Jose Real.
About Erick De Guzman
Erick works in Silicon Valley and enjoys martial arts and DJing. Originally from Los Angeles, Erick grew up in Orange County where his love of music and DJing was cultivated. He gained a degree in engineering and eventually moved to the Bay Area. Eric became a part of San Jose Real to promote authentic positive conversations about music, relationships, culture, and life.
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San Jose Real grew out of a curiosity to examine how we determine and understand our true life's path. Likewise the San Jose Real Podcast is dedicated to the exploration and discussion of life, journey, and opportunity.
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