Jiu-jitsu Masters: 5 Rules to Roll With

Ryron & Rener Gracie talk about rolling over 40 & what it takes to continue the journey throughout your lifetime. Very interesting and some good advice for those who are wondering if they can mentally and/or physically train over 40.


  1. So by you saying the thing about respecting the “Boyd Belt” is like saying that O’Sensei (Akido Founder) should have got his butt beat by his much younger, much bigger black belt students. But somehow that wasn’t the case. Also I for one take self-defense because I like it, but also because I am not a big guy by any standard. I am olny 5 ft 2 inches, 140 lbs. Also, like Judo, it is about leverage, not size or strength. Using your opponents weight and strength against him. So I guess maybe your system is lacking is something. Maybe, by what you are saying I should just eat a lot of food, and lift weights. Get bigger and stronger, then self-defense will take care of itself? Just asking.

    • The reason O’Sensei didn’t get beat up by his students is because he was teaching them a garbage/fake martial art. You really think you can twist someone’s wrist and make them go flying through the air? If Akido was useful at all we’d see lots of Aikido practitioners competing in mma. They would get their legs kicked out by a kickboxer, suplexed by a wrestler and have their arms broken by a bjj practitioner.

  2. Come on dude, Morihei Ueshiba didn’t practice Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. I came from an Aikido/Aiki-Jujutsu background before embracing BJJ. O’Sensei wouldn’t even be able to handle a white belt in BJJ, much less a thug on the street. If you think otherwise, you obviously don’t understand Aikido, BJJ, or real street fights. As for your comment about “Judo” and leverage, please note that every single BJJ school emphasizes leverage – “ALAVANCA.” And don’t let yourself think that size and strength doesn’t matter in Judo, Jujutsu, or BJJ. It does matter, hence the notion of “Boyd Belts.”

    There is nothing lacking in BJJ. Only different focuses from different instructors give such an illusion. Some people in BJJ aren’t very good at leg locks because they don’t emphasize it. Some do. I can tell you straight up that I’ve met nobody in Aikido who can do a leg lock properly from 50/50. NONE. They don’t even know what smashing man beavers together is like, but I digress. The people who practice BJJ know what happens in a real fight. Some may end up regretting doing berimbolo on the street, but the odds are great that a skilled practitioner wouldn’t use berimbolo on the street unless they’re trying to see if they can pull it off. For the most part, BJJ practitioners are familiar with MMA, and every MMA fighter worth a damn knows BJJ. Perhaps you think that Steven Seagal is the one actually teaching Lyota Machida and Anderson Silva how to escape knee on belly or how to tell the difference between an anaconda choke and a D’arce.

    Remember, you asked.


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