Renzo Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

At 43 years of age, Renzo Gracie will be returning to professional MMA at UFC 112 against former UFC World Champion Matt Hughes on April 10, 2010.  It will be a very tough and exciting fight.  Renzo has been busy training at his academy in New York.  He has been working on BJJ, Wrestling, Boxing, and Muay Thai for his preparations.  He has lost a staggering 15 kilos already for this fight in the last few months and is only 3 kilos away from the fight weight.  Rafael "Gordinho" Correa de Lima and Chatri Sityodtong will be flying to Abu Dhabi to assist Renzo Gracie at UFC 112. 

Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a unique style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As one of the top MMA fighters from the Gracie Family, Renzo developed his own version of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu based on his many street fights and professional MMA competitions. As Gordinho put it during his first class here, Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has many elements of "ghetto style" BJJ as opposed to purely competition BJJ. Renzo was the first member of the Gracie Family to adopt techniques from other styles such as Muay Thai and Boxing for his professional MMA fights. Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu incorporates standing techniques, takedown techniques, and ground techniques.

Evolve Mixed Martial Arts is the only Renzo Gracie Academy in Asia. All Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes at Evolve Mixed Martial Arts (www.evolve-mma.com) are taught exactly as they are in New York where the main Renzo Gracie Academy (www.renzogracie.com) is located. In fact, Rafael "Gordinho" Correa de Lima (Renzo Gracie's right hand man in New York) moved to Singapore to teach at Evolve on a permanent basis. Rafael is a BJJ 3rd Degree Black Belt Mundials World Champion from Brazil. He was also the most senior Black Belt at the Renzo Gracie Academy in New York in addition to being its Program Director.  All belt promotions at Evolve MMA are official Renzo Gracie belts with authentic certifications. In Brazil, it is known that all belt rankings are not created equal. It is a badge of honor to receive a belt promotion from a legendary BJJ stylist such as Renzo and the expectations of conduct are even higher. At Evolve, you can be rest assured that your belt promotions will be recognized around the world. The knowledge that comes with the belt is equally important to which BJJ Black Belt promoted you in terms of credentials and authenticity.  For lack of a better analogy, getting a Black Belt from Renzo Gracie is like getting a Phd from Harvard.  The Renzo Gracie brand name is unquestioned and its authenticity unparalleled.

At Evolve, you will get authentic Renzo Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

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