Statements about Master Professor Reyson Gracie
"Reyson represented the Gracies on the streets of Zona Sul [Rio de Janeiro]. Seen as an urban warrior by his relatives, the skinny Reyson, of only 60 kilos, was a nightmare to the cruel bouncers. Rickson recalls: "He was the defender of the weak. He could not stand injustice. He was long-haired, thin, and enjoyed hanging out at the seafront on his bike with a guitar under his arm. But he was 'the man'.""
Interview with Rickson Gracie in December 2008 for Jornal do Brasil
"Congratulations to Great Master Reyson Gracie for a brilliant work accomplished through so many years to the benefit of Jiu-Jitsu. I wish that he continues teaching and promoting our sport with love and dedication, like he's always done."
Leticia Ribeiro, BJJ World Champion
"I have known Grand Master Reyson Gracie my entire life and I grew up training with him. Grand Master Reyson is a man of impeccable character and extraordinary skill. His knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu and abilities as a teacher is matched by very few individuals around the world. He is an excellent instructor and an ambassador for our sport through his ability and willingness to share his skills with others. His contributions to our sport are immeasurable."
Charles Gracie, BJJ Black Belt 6th degree
"It is always a pleasure to talk about Reyson, whom I admire as a person and as a Master of our art. At distance I follow his work for BJJ, which has a lot of personality and independence. His teachings are precious, mainly because of his extraordinary capacity to explain details that allow any person to assimilate the techniques easily and quickly. He taught both my sons Sylvio and Marcelo at the age of 6 and 4 years respectively. I can tell that his ability to teach kids is a differential. Attending one of Reyson's classes is a privilege. These are afirmations from someone that is in BJJ for 60 years, 52 of which as a teacher."
Flavio Behring, BJJ Red Belt 9th degree
"Reyson is one of the Masters who really have the knowledge of pure Jiu-Jitsu. Surely one of the most technical fighters I've ever seen."
Murilo Bustamante, Brazilian Top Team
"To me, Reyson Gracie is synonymous with Jiu-Jitsu!
Besides his incomparable vision of fight, he masters fantastic knowledge in various cultural and spiritual disciplines. Through Jiu-Jitsu the great master Reyson helps me in my development as a fighter and as a citizen. I compare him to a sage who reflects about all subjects in life and who accompanies me in my search for values (in and outside the mat) which he incarnates and which are part of Jiu-Jitsu: Integrity, Tenacity, Humility, Self-Confidence, Physical and Mental Health and many others... As the son of the founder of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, master Carlos Gracie, and being one of the precursors of this art throughout the world, Reyson has a profound knowledge of the past of Jiu-Jitsu, masters the techniques of today and prepares ourselves to represent the Jiu-Jitsu of tomorrow.
He represents the past, the present and the future of Jiu-Jitsu!!"
David Saussaye, ABF Le Mans
"It was a great pleasure having uncle Reyson teaching in my academy in 2007. I look forward to having him again this year. "
Roger Gracie, BJJ and Abu Dhabi World Champion
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