Helio Gracie passes at 95

Image by Esther Lin - all elbows

I first heard about this on Twitter.

Sad news today that the one and only Helio Gracie has passed away. Im really not sure what to say. A true legend of the Martial Arts today and a true role model for what the Martial Arts should stand for. I not too long ago wrote a post about Helio Gracie that looked at training into the senior years and used him as an example of how this is perhaps best done.

I personally am a student of Brazilain Jiu Jitsu and without him, who knows if I ever would have found the art of bjj or should that be that the art of bjj found me...

Words can't explain.

May you forever rest in peace and continue spreading the beautiful art of bjj forever more.