Monday, January 10, 2011

An Interview with Carlson Gracie Jr

An Interview with Carlson Gracie Jr ,

Since the death of his legendary father, Carlson Gracie Jr. has been on a quest to reunite Carlson gracie teams worldwide. After a seminar in Amsterdam hosted by Marcos Flexa of Carlson Gracie Holland, ‘Junior’ as he’s called affectionally, speaks about his life in Jiu-Jitsu.

Daniel Bertina: How was your trip? And where are you headed?
Carlson Gracie Jr: I just came over from Austria and Germany, together with Ari Galo and his student Justin Gaffney. Now I’m here in Holland with my friend Marcos Flexa – a great and loyal student of my father’s for many years and the representative of Carlson Gracie Holland. Afterwards I’m going to Denmark, and from there to England, Ireland and Luxembourg. For this series of seminars in Europe I’ll be on the road for 35 days. But I will take some time in each place to get to know the city.
DB: You speak of your love and life in Jiu-Jitsu. How did you come to realize your role and leadership in this sport?