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Brazilian i Jitsu and Technique wel” and Royler eeren text John Danaher edited by Kid Peligro Photographs by Ricardo Azoury Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Theory & Technique Renzo & Royler Gracie with Kid Peligro and John Danaher Photos by Ricardo Azoury Invisible Cities Press in association with Editora Gracie DEDICATION Renzo Gracie: To my wife and children. To my father and ‘my mother, who never laid their eyes upon me without a smile, Who loved me without conditions and who taught ‘me to do the same. To all those who came before me and forged the Gracie legacy. ‘To those of my family who succeed me in name and deed When | lie buried Tell future generations that | lived and fought According to my family’s creed. Royler Gracie: | want to dedicate this book to my father Helio Gracie, for without his labor, bravery skill, and ‘guidance neither this work nor the fate that drew me to it could have arisen. | also wish to dedicate itto the Gracie family a a whole, for without their combined efforts, past, present, and future, Brazilian jujitsu could not have achieved the recognition and respect that thas. alo want to include Sheik Zayed, father and mentor to Sheik Tahnoon, and to Sheik Tahnoon himself the visionary who has done so much for the sport and the children. Finally to ‘my wife and children, forall the love that we share. John Danaher: To all my wonderful family, especially my beloved Mother. Solitude begets the strength and depth That society mocks. Where does laughter and love return But in the warmth of the hearth? Kid Peligro: My work is dedicated to my friend Sheik ‘Tahnoon bin Zayed for his inspiration, friendship, and advice. To Royler Gracie and Renzo Gracie for their lifetime of dedication to the art. To the Gracie family for ‘ving us this wonderful sport, to Sheik Hazza bin Zayed for his friendship, to my parents forall their love and support, to my wife, Susanne, who is my greatest supporter and, friend, and to all the current and future participants in this Editor and Producer: Kid Peligro Assistant Editor and Compiler: Luca Atala Corrections: Joao P Tinoco Designed by: Lia Caldas All photos © Ricardo Azoury except photo on page 14 (© Gustavo Aragio) and photos on pages 2, 22 and 232 (@ Luca Atala) Published by lnvisible Cities Press in association with Editora Gracie Invisible Cites Press 50 State Street Montpelier, VT 05602 ‘wwuwinvisiblecitiespress.com Editora Gracie Rua Sebastiso Afonso Ferreira, 236 CCondominio Santa Ménica—Barra 22793-260—Rio de Janeiro—Brasil (21) 3326-1732 Copyright © 2001 Renzo Gracie, Royler Gracie, and Kid Pligro All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, of by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior ‘consent of the publisher Lea oF Conciess Catneanc-n-PUBuCATION Daa Gracie, Renzo. Brazilian jutsu : theory & technique / Renzo & Royler Gracie with Kid Peligro and John Danaher; photos by Ricardo ‘Azoury; {editor and producer, Kid Peligro). p. cm. ISBN 1-931229-08-2 (paper) 1 .Jiusjitsu—Brazil, 1. Gracie, Royler. Il Peligro, Kid IM. Tie GVv1114.G73 2001 796.815—de21 2001039395 “Anyone practicing the techniques in tis book does so at his ‘or her own risk. The authors and the publisher assume no responsibilty forthe use or misuse of information contained in tis book or for any injuries that may occur asa result of praticing the techniques contained herein. Theilutrations and text are for informational purposes ony tis imperative to prac- tice these holds and techniques under the stct supervision of a qualified instructor. Additionally, one should consult a phy- sician before embarking on any demanding physical activity. Printed in Canada Fourth Printing,