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Breathe for Law Enforcement with Master Rickson Gracie and Craig Husband

Force Multiplier for Law Enforcement

This weeks episode is brought to you by Do Hard Things Coaching and Consulting.  This week we talk to Master Rickson Gracie and Craig Husband. We discuss Master Rickson's breathing philosophies and how he is using them to train First Responders around the Country.Master Rickson Gracie was born into Gracie Jiu Jitsu on November 21, 1959 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  Master Rickson took on all challengers in bouts in the ring, on the street, and on the beach and carried the weight that came with being his family’s last line of defense. Master Rickson moved to America in 1989 to help his brother Rorion establish their first Jiu Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California. After retiring in 2006 with an unprecedented, undefeated record of 465-0, Master Rickson focused all of his energy on spreading the art of Jiu Jitsu.  Even today, the 8th degree black belt’s technique is considered to be the finest expression of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in the world. Celebrated for invincibility on the mat and dignified conduct outside the ring, Master Rickson is known as a modern day samurai and inspires others to follow in his footsteps and strive for greatness. He has taught students from all walks of life:  men, women, children, senior citizens, handicapped students, FBI Agents, SWAT Teams, Navy Seals, military personnel, martial artists of various styles, athletes and actors.  Thanks to his dedicated efforts as teacher, Gracie has built a legacy of disciplined students, teachers, and warriors. Today he continues to teach special classes and seminars to help spread and further refine his family’s art. He presently is the president of the JIUJITSU GLOBAL FEDERATION, RICKSON ACADEMY and RICKSON GRACIE CUP whose mission is to restore Jiu Jitsu’s effectiveness, increase the art’s popularity by offering Jiu Jitsu community with a true representation of our culture, art, and tradition.Retired Undersheriff Craig Husband is a 33 year veteran of the Ventura County (California) Sheriff’s Department. Craig worked a wide variety of assignments during his career including Jails, Patrol, Major Crimes, Narcotics, Vice and Intelligence, Training Academy, Selective Enforcement Detail,  and Personnel.  Collateral assignments include Swat Team, Hostage Negotiation Team and Academy Weaponless Defense Instructor.  He spent 11 years of his  career serving as Undersheriff. Craig  began training in Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu 35 years ago directly under Master Rickson Gracie and continues to do so to this day. Craig was promoted to 3rd degree black belt by Master Rickson Gracie. Currently he actively teaches law enforcement instructors and personnel, civilian personnel, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors in the principles of Jiu-Jitsu as taught to him by Master Rickson Gracie.For more information about Master Rickson and Craig Husbands breathing for Law Enforcement STRENGTH contact: +1-805-500-0219Do Hard Things Coaching and Consulting:Website: Click HereDo Hard Things Nation: Click HerePodcast: Apple SpotifyConnect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForceMultiplierForLawEnforcement Email: forcemultiplierDS@gmail.comSupport the show

57mins

6 Jul 2022

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GJJR EP 147 Rickson Gracie

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Rocks! podcast

Rickson discusses  writing his book, how his philosophy about fighting has changed through the years, learning to fight without emotion, Representing the Gracie legacy, His early fights in Japan, the spirit of the samurai, being treated like a God in Japan, cold exposure, meditation and his fire ceremony during his fight prep, the incredible power of breathing/ breathwork, the importance of visualization, achieving “empty mind”, If he ever felt like he failed at anything, what he feels is his greatest accomplishment, cooperative versus aggressive environments for teaching/learning jujitsu, technology’s impact on people, The people that really need Jiu Jitsu, Ichi wan Ichi go - savoring the moment being present with no regrets, thoughts on modern BJJ, what’s next for him and what is mission is now, etc

1hr 34mins

28 May 2022

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#10: Rickson Gracie – Spiritual Warrior: The Path of Empowerment

The Black Belt Podcast

“Breathe and Flow with the Go.” – Rickson GracieMy guest this episode is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Vale Tudo, and MMA legend Master Rickson Gracie.  He reigned as world Jiu Jitsu champion both in the middle-heavy weight and open divisions for almost two decades, retiring with an undefeated record after hundreds of Jiu Jitsu, Vale Tudo and challenge matches.  Since retiring he has focused on unifying the Jiu Jitsu community and spreading his family martial art through his Jiu Jitsu Global Federation and teaching seminars across the world.  He is the author of the NY Times and Wall Street Journal Best seller, one of my favorite books, Breathe – A life in Flow.  Netflix is also developing a film on his life titled Dead or Alive.This Episode is a master class on the warrior’s way.  Master Rickson is an inspiration and personal hero of mine, he is the embodiment of a modern samurai.  My Key takeaway is that everything begins and ends with the ability to control our breathing so we can relax under pressure and approach both martial arts and life with a fluid body and mind mindset.  Master Rickson details that flow is all about presence of mind and body so we can seek a connection and find harmony through balance.  The art of flow is about cultivating our sensitivity so we can make micro adjustments and continuously make ourselves comfortable in uncomfortable situations.  We discuss training methods, teaching philosophy, and the gift of empowerment.  Master Rickson’s stories are so inspirational, and his lessons are life changing.  I hope you get as much out of this as I did.

1hr 30mins

27 May 2022

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Rickson Gracie and Peter Maguire, "Breathe: A Life in Flow" (Dey Street, 2021)

New Books in History

Rickson Gracie is one of the most fascinating professional athletes in the world. It is not hyperbole to call him a "living legend". A scion of a famed family of professional fighters, he was arguably the greatest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner of his time. He went on to fight professional mixed martial arts in Japan where he retired undefeated and achieved a level of fame that is difficult to imagine. Despite being born into an elite family in Rio de Janeiro and blessed with an incredible physique and striking good looks, Rickson Gracie has seen more than his share of difficulties. In Breathe: A Life in Flow, he reflects upon his life, including his father's unorthodox parenting decisions and how he overcame the horrific loss of his first-born son. Peter Maguire, who holds a PhD in history from Columbia University and has published several books on the Nuremberg trials and the Khmer Rouge genocide, has been a Jiu Jitsu student and friend of Rickson since the early 1990s. Together they co-authored, Breathe: A Life in Flow (Dey Street, 2021).Peter is a wonderful conversationalist and quite the storyteller. As we are both historians, surfers, and students of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and as well have both spent a fair amount of time in Cambodia and Hawai’i, I always enjoy any opportunity to chat with him. This podcast (Peter’s third appearance on the New Books Network) was no exception. We discussed the book, Rickson’s amazing life, and a range of other topics such as his interviews with survivors and perpetrators of the Khmer Rouge genocide, my brief modeling career, and the ways in which martial arts offers opportunities for personal growth.Peter Maguire is the author of several books, including of Law and War, Facing Death in Cambodia, and Thai Stick. Maguire has taught history, law, theory of war, and the history of surfing at Columbia University, Bard College, and University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He founded the Fainting Robin Foundation which provides financial support to independent scholars, writers, and thinkers whose work falls outside the mainstream. It is a scholar-led, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that rewards genuinely independent intellectual work.Michael G. Vann is a professor of world history at California State University, Sacramento. A specialist in imperialism and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, he is the author of The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empires, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018). When he’s not reading or talking about new books with smart people, Mike can be found surfing in Santa Cruz, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

1hr 45mins

24 Mar 2022

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Rickson Gracie and Peter Maguire, "Breathe: A Life in Flow" (Dey Street, 2021)

New Books in Biography

Rickson Gracie is one of the most fascinating professional athletes in the world. It is not hyperbole to call him a "living legend". A scion of a famed family of professional fighters, he was arguably the greatest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner of his time. He went on to fight professional mixed martial arts in Japan where he retired undefeated and achieved a level of fame that is difficult to imagine. Despite being born into an elite family in Rio de Janeiro and blessed with an incredible physique and striking good looks, Rickson Gracie has seen more than his share of difficulties. In Breathe: A Life in Flow, he reflects upon his life, including his father's unorthodox parenting decisions and how he overcame the horrific loss of his first-born son. Peter Maguire, who holds a PhD in history from Columbia University and has published several books on the Nuremberg trials and the Khmer Rouge genocide, has been a Jiu Jitsu student and friend of Rickson since the early 1990s. Together they co-authored, Breathe: A Life in Flow (Dey Street, 2021).Peter is a wonderful conversationalist and quite the storyteller. As we are both historians, surfers, and students of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and as well have both spent a fair amount of time in Cambodia and Hawai’i, I always enjoy any opportunity to chat with him. This podcast (Peter’s third appearance on the New Books Network) was no exception. We discussed the book, Rickson’s amazing life, and a range of other topics such as his interviews with survivors and perpetrators of the Khmer Rouge genocide, my brief modeling career, and the ways in which martial arts offers opportunities for personal growth.Peter Maguire is the author of several books, including of Law and War, Facing Death in Cambodia, and Thai Stick. Maguire has taught history, law, theory of war, and the history of surfing at Columbia University, Bard College, and University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He founded the Fainting Robin Foundation which provides financial support to independent scholars, writers, and thinkers whose work falls outside the mainstream. It is a scholar-led, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that rewards genuinely independent intellectual work.Michael G. Vann is a professor of world history at California State University, Sacramento. A specialist in imperialism and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, he is the author of The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empires, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018). When he’s not reading or talking about new books with smart people, Mike can be found surfing in Santa Cruz, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/biography

1hr 45mins

24 Mar 2022

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Rickson Gracie and Peter Maguire, "Breathe: A Life in Flow" (Dey Street, 2021)

New Books in Latin American Studies

Rickson Gracie is one of the most fascinating professional athletes in the world. It is not hyperbole to call him a "living legend". A scion of a famed family of professional fighters, he was arguably the greatest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner of his time. He went on to fight professional mixed martial arts in Japan where he retired undefeated and achieved a level of fame that is difficult to imagine. Despite being born into an elite family in Rio de Janeiro and blessed with an incredible physique and striking good looks, Rickson Gracie has seen more than his share of difficulties. In Breathe: A Life in Flow, he reflects upon his life, including his father's unorthodox parenting decisions and how he overcame the horrific loss of his first-born son. Peter Maguire, who holds a PhD in history from Columbia University and has published several books on the Nuremberg trials and the Khmer Rouge genocide, has been a Jiu Jitsu student and friend of Rickson since the early 1990s. Together they co-authored, Breathe: A Life in Flow (Dey Street, 2021).Peter is a wonderful conversationalist and quite the storyteller. As we are both historians, surfers, and students of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and as well have both spent a fair amount of time in Cambodia and Hawai’i, I always enjoy any opportunity to chat with him. This podcast (Peter’s third appearance on the New Books Network) was no exception. We discussed the book, Rickson’s amazing life, and a range of other topics such as his interviews with survivors and perpetrators of the Khmer Rouge genocide, my brief modeling career, and the ways in which martial arts offers opportunities for personal growth.Peter Maguire is the author of several books, including of Law and War, Facing Death in Cambodia, and Thai Stick. Maguire has taught history, law, theory of war, and the history of surfing at Columbia University, Bard College, and University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He founded the Fainting Robin Foundation which provides financial support to independent scholars, writers, and thinkers whose work falls outside the mainstream. It is a scholar-led, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that rewards genuinely independent intellectual work.Michael G. Vann is a professor of world history at California State University, Sacramento. A specialist in imperialism and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, he is the author of The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empires, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018). When he’s not reading or talking about new books with smart people, Mike can be found surfing in Santa Cruz, California. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/latin-american-studies

1hr 45mins

24 Mar 2022

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#522 Rickson Gracie

First Class Fatherhood

Episode 522 Rickson Gracie is a First Class Father, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Martial Arts Legend. He is a member of the Gracie family, the most prominent martial arts family, the third oldest son of Hélio Gracie. Rickson reigned as world Jiu Jitsu champion in both the middle heavyweight and open divisions. He retired from fighting with an undefeated record. In November 2014 he became an inductee of the Legends of MMA Hall of Fame. He is the author of a bestselling book, BREATH: A LIFE IN FLOW, an insightful memoir that weaves together the story of Gracie’s stunning career with the larger history of the Gracie family dynasty and the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, showing how the connection between mind and body can be harnessed for success both inside and outside the ring. In this Episode, Rickson shares his Fatherhood journey which includes four children. He discusses the pain of having to bury his oldest son and the process of revisiting the pain of that loss while writing his book. He describes his discipline style with his children and how it led them to deserve what they received. He talks about his bestselling book BREATHE and why he decided to write it. He offers some great advice for new or about to be Dads and more!Breathe: A Life in Flow - https://www.amazon.com/Breathe-Life-Flow-Rickson-Gracie/dp/0063018950Subscribe to First Class Fatherhood and watch on YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCD6cjYptutjJWYlM0Kk6cQ?sub_confirmation=1SPONSORS:SeatGeek - https://seatgeek.comPromo Code: FirstClassSave: $20 off ticketsMY PILLOW - https://www.mypillow.comPromo Code: Fatherhood Save Up To 66% Off1-800-875-0219More Ways To Listen - https://linktr.ee/alec_laceFirst Class Fatherhood Merch - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/first-class-fatherhood-/we+are+not+babysitters-A5d09ea872051763ad613ec8e?productType=812&sellable=3017x1aBoNI8jJe83pw5-812-7&appearance=1Follow me on instagram - https://instagram.com/alec_lace?igshid=ebfecg0yvbapFor information about becoming a Sponsor of First Class Fatherhood please hit me with an email: FirstClassFatherhood@gmail.com--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/alec-lace/support

27mins

1 Sep 2021

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#56 Rickson Gracie

The James Smith Podcast

Today I welcome on Rickson Gracie, one of BJJ's and Martial Arts' most influential legends of all time. I ask Rickson questions with regards to his latest NY Best Selling book 'Breathe'. Breathe is an autobiography of Rickson Gracie, a former jiu-jitsu champion and one of the best martial arts practitioners in the world today. Breathe details his upbringing in Brazil, his training, and his ethos in jiu-jitsu and life. @ricksongraciejj

59mins

30 Aug 2021

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How to Master Your MIND, Body, and Breath to Become A WARRIOR | Jujitsu Legend Rickson Gracie

Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

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59mins

17 Aug 2021

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293: Rickson Gracie. "You Do a Good Job Staying Calm in Bad Positions. That Is an Important Thing." Jiu Jitsu is Life.

Jocko Podcast

0:00:00 - Opening0:05:01 - Rickson Gracie.3:04:29 - Final thoughts3:11:49 - How to stay on THE PATH.3:38:55 - Closing Gratitude.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/jocko-podcast/exclusive-content

3hr 41mins

4 Aug 2021

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