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Grand Master Series 8/10: Lealdade (Loyalty)

October 7, 2011

Loyalty - To your people and your principles.

"Lealdade" is the Portuguese word for "Loyalty." Helio Gracie was an incredibly loyal individual. He was respectful and honorable to all who knew him, but his loyalty did not stop there. The Grand Master dedicated his life to the preservation and perpetuation of several key principles. His loyalty to the principles of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was so strong, in fact, that he repeatedly fought men who outweighed him by up to 100 lbs. to demonstrate the effectiveness of the art. Helio Gracie was a man of integrity and he practiced what he preached, on and off the mat.

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