The First American To Ever Train BJJ with Rorion Gracie: Richard Bresler

RIchard Bresler is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu who was the first American to ever signup for a Gracie Jiu-Jitsu lesson with Rorion Gracie when Rorion first moved to the United States. Richard has been training and teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over thirty years. In this interview, we talk about Richard's early days training with the Gracie family, how Gracie challenge matches were carried out, and we speak about the lessons Richard has learned over his decades training in the martial art. 

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Show Notes: 

Richard Bresler on Facebook

Video of Richard sparring with the legendary Rickson Gracie

Rorion Gracie and his early days teaching Jiu-Jitsu in California

The Melt Method for pain free living.

Steve Maxwell and his time teaching BJJ at the Gracie Academy

Steve Maxwell being interviewed on the Joe Rogan experience podcast

Speed vs. Strength training and the importance of technique in BJJ 

Phil Migliarese and his academy in Philedelpha: Balance Studios

Helio Gracie fighting for over three hours

Joe Rogan talking about changing the rules for MMA

Damien Maia and Brian Ortega fighting in the UFC, displaying Jiu-Jitsu

The Krav Maga academy where Richard is currently teaching

The Gracie Diet

Richard recieving his black belt from Rorion and Rener Gracie. 

Richard recieving his black belt from Rorion and Rener Gracie.