Enter your E-mail address to join the Gracie Insider family! Get the Gracie Breakdowns, Gracie Diet Videos, seminar announcements, and contest notifications sent directly to your inbox - for free!

Please fill out the information below
Email Address*

Gracie News

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Rocks Podcast with Chris Saunder

March 25, 2016

Great Interview With Rickson's First American Black Belt

Gracie Academy instructor, Chris Saunders, was recently featured on the Gracie Jiu Jitsu Rocks! podcast. In his interview, Chris talks about being Rickson Gracie's first American Black Belt, the early days and how he got started in jiu-jitsu, his time in Brazil, his friendship and training time with Royce, his privates with Rickson, Rorion, and Royler, going through the Gracie Combatives program and the ICP (and teaching at the Beverly Hills academy), and his thoughts on health/diet, etc. The podcast is available on iTunes and Sticher. Go to to check it out.