“The art of Jiu-Jitsu is worth more in every way than all of our athletics combined.”
~President Theodore Roosevelt – 1905
Clark Gracie is the grandson of Grand Master Carlos Gracie and oldest son of GM Carley Gracie. He is a BJJ world champion and a world renowned instructor. In this interview we discuss how he’s coping with the current covid 19 situation and his thoughts on moving forward, his philosophy on training, sport vs competition focus, building “insurance,” academy culture, creativity in Jiu Jitsu, what makes him so successful in competition, balancing the pressure with becoming the best you can be, most common mistakes in competition prep, importance of mindset, putting yourself in bad positions intentionally, his new BJJ Fanatics video program- Automatic Omoplata System, growing up as a Gracie, his grandfather GM Carlos Gracie and his father GM Carley Gracie and the impact they had on him, where the term Gracie Jiu Jitsu came from, the evolution of BJJ, Gracies that don’t do Jiu Jitsu, his girlfriend and son, what he’s most proud of and most grateful for, and more…..
Make a Difference/Make an Impact segment:
10,000 Hours motivational clip
Click on the pic for the Automatic Omoplata System