Gracie Combatives – a PROMMA.INFO product review

Order Gracie Combatives or learn more at www.graciecombatives.com.

I had the pleasure of being introduced to Ryron Gracie at the Hope of Mother Charity event. Ryron and his brother Rener are close friends to Tareq Azim and came out to show his support.

In talking with the son of Rorion Gracie (UFC founder and creator), the discussion quickly shifted to the focus of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Ryron and his family believe, and rightfully so, that the focus of BJJ schools are on competition and not self defense.

“There is no point in learning the half guard if you cannot escape a headlock.” This was the motivation in Ryron and Rener in creating the Gracie Combatives DVD’s. They wanted to spread the word and ideals that was taught to them by their grandfather, Grandmaster Helio Gracie.

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Strikeforce fighters comes out to support Hope of Mother

Suit? Check. Tie? Check. MMA fighters? Check. You would not always put these items together but so was the case Wednesday night Aug. 26, 2009 at Ruby Skye in San Francisco.

A who’s who list of Strikeforce fighters came out to support Fairtex boxing coach and fighter Tariq Azim. A native of Afghanistan, Azim is the co-founder of the Hope of Mother organization alongside his mother Mina Wali.

The purpose of Hope of Mother is to develop and maintain successful relations through their current and future programs in Afghanistan and the United States, achieving prominence and a high level of visibility both domestically and internationally.

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