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Richard Bressler

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Rorian Gracie’s First Student: Richard Bressler

The Charlie Vinch Show

When Rorian Gracie first began teaching Gracie Jiu Jitsu in America, he encountered a young Richard Bressler. Through a series of fortunate events, Richard Bressler began training BJJ with Rorian Gracie before anyone else had the privilege. In the early days of the first “Gracie Garage”, Richard Bressler got to know the Gracie Family closely. Over the years, Bressler became the first person to receive a black-belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu directly from Rorian Gracie. On this episode of the Charlie Vinch show, Richard Bressler shares his story. This tale of the martial arts lifestyle is inspiring and serves to document the early history of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu inside of America. In 2020, this martial art has developed a massive following. If you are a fan of BJJ, you will not want to miss this story from the earliest days of the sport inside of America. Richard Bressler shared about what it was like to experience BJJ for the first time with the Gracie Family. He also discusses why he stayed with BJJ, his diet and lifestyle as an older practitioner, and how to implement Gracie Jiu Jitsu into your life on and off the mat. Key takeaways: you don’t always need to be the strongest person on the mat. Thank you to the legendary Richard Bressler for joining the show! Want to learn more about martial arts, mindset, training, and performance? Subscribe to this podcast for more interviews with martial arts legends.

1hr 14mins

15 May 2020