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back to kron for a sec
you know he has been rolling with rickson since before he can walk.
trains with rickson still and jake shields, nick and nate diaz and rolls with eddie bravo from time to time.
“I’ve been working so hard to prove that my dad’s jiu-jitsu is the best and my image is the same. But what people don’t know is that I’ve only put my gi on with my dad under 100 times. I’ve been on my own since I was 17. My dad only taught me when I was very young.”
Kron’s older brother Rockson was tough, outgoing, and outrageous. As a teenager he tattooed his last name across the back of his head and “21st Century Warrior” on his shoulders. Kron was more of a surf-kid and more passively set himself to training and competing in jiu-jitsu tournaments alongside his brother. When Rockson passed away in 2000 Rickson went into seclusion and Kron put down his skateboard to focus on stepping into the role of the next great hard-nosed Gracie.
"By the age of 12 I had broken each of my ankles twice [skating]," Kron says. "That’s when my brother told me that whatever I do, I should do it 100 percent, whether it’s being a skater or a doctor--don’t take it lightly. He said I am lucky enough to have access to the best jiu-jitsu family, the best jiu-jitsu father, and the best academy. It would be stupid for me not to take advantage of it. But he ended the conversation by telling me I could do whatever I wanted. I listened, but then when he passed away I felt like it was my mission to do what he wanted.“
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Kron Gracie
Being the youngest son of Rickson Gracie and grandson of Gracie jiu jitsu Grandmaster Helio Gracie, Kron Gracie became naturally involved with BJJ from his toddler years. A very young Kron Gracie can be seen playing jiu jitsu with his father in the famous Rickson Gracie documentary entitled “Choke” from 1995. His first record of a competitive medal in BJJ dates back to 1998 when Kron was 10 years old at the American International Championship where Kron achieved first place in the yellow belt division.
originally posted by: MagnaCarta2015
a reply to: TrueBrit
Fights in reality do tend to go to the ground and while pulling guard and deliberately taking it there against multiple opponents is indeed suicidal; an understanding of BJJ, judo or wrestling will help you get up as well as avoid being taken down. It's also surprising how disheartening it can be for a would be attacker to see his friend rapidly choked into unconsciousness in front of his eyes or dropped onto his skull. They definitely have real world applications but like everything; specific scenarios need to be drilled to make them effective.
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: TinySickTears
I started thinking that catch wrestling and Sambo were the best chances to defeat it.
That's pretty much where it all stems from. At that time, everyone was also fawning over the Gracies as the greatest fighters of all times. It reminded me of the myths about Bruce Lee so I wanted to see them humbled, with my dream match being Marco Ruas against Rickson on tape. The Sakuraba fights definitely shattered the invincible aura and now most good mma fighters know enough to fend off pure BJJ.
Oh yeah, I also didn't like the GOAT talk about Rickson. So few of his fights are on tape that it's hard for me to take his alleged accolades seriously. It's kind of like the Wilt Chamberlain legends. I also didn't like how he'd always come out and make some outrageous claim about how he could easily tap this or that new famous fighter. I say it's "outrageous" because he'd never take the fight to actually back up those boasts.
but Rickson hasn't proven anything to me as a MMA fighter.
originally posted by: pirhanna
Mayweather is a boxer. We can probably assume that his fighting skills outside of that narrow discipline arent very good. He would win a boxing match. He loses any kind of full fight against McGregor.
Theres probably 10-15 angles with 6-7 other striking points that boxers dont train against. (Not including ground game fighting) Which is not to say boxers cant be very difficult to fight against. Just that on that level having an incomplete approach to martial arts usually means you lose.