Shine Fights announced the addition of Rolles Gracie to its heavyweight roster. The son of legendary Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner Rolls Gracie, and a member of MMA’s most famous family, Gracie is the latest member of the famed clan to carry on the familial legacy in the sport of MMA. A brilliant grappler in his own right, Rolles’ recent titles include No-Gi American National Ultra-Heavyweight Champion, No-Gi Pan-American Champion, and 3-time Pan-American Champion
Oswaldo Fadda who was in the brazilian jiu jitsu for more than 20 years, is perhaps, the only practicioner who never received any instruction from any gracie or any of their students. He learned while he was servicing the brazilian marines, from Master Franca Filho, who was a pupil of the famous Master Conde Koma who also tought to Carlos Gracie senior.
Starting in 1937, and 5 years later, Oswaldo Fadda was promoted to a black belt, passing, since then, started teaching a group of friends in the suburb of bento ribeiro(rio de janeiro), where he end up opening his first school (now the main academy). This academy continues to operate today. Fadda has been quoted as saying: "I want to make it clear with my own worlds that I have no intention to diminish in anything from the gracies. I refer only in the "myth" saying that them and your students were invincible."
Outside of experience in Brazailian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), diet can separate the good from the great in jiu jitsu.The Gracie diet divides foods up into four main groups and then dictates which groups for jiu jitsu practicioners that can be combined with other groups. There are many smaller details too, like only one hot meal a day, try to use only fresh produce, steer clear of pork, etc.