When talking about Jiu-Jitsu it is very hard not to talk about the Gracies. There is so much out there about their contribution to the sport, their teachings, their fights and victories, and there are and have been so many of them. But which one is the best?
Some might say Hélio some Rickson, Royce, Royler, Roger, Kron, but the fact is you can’t pick one to be the King. They are all pretty good so why even pick. But there is one Gracie that we can all call the Gracie Queen, and that is Kyra Gracie.
Kyra started training at a young age and at a time when there were already many girls training, but none of them were Gracie. Before Kyra there were a few Gracie women that practice Jiu-Jitsu, but only self-defense, not the competitive part of the sport.
Kyra was the first female of the Gracie family to set the example that Jiu-Jitsu was not only a sport for males. As Kyra grew up, her skills only improved and she also matured into a beautiful woman. This resulted in Kyra receiving a lot of attention to herself and the sport.
Kyra is the whole package when you think of who could be the ideal representative for the Gracie family. She is the only Gracie woman to become a black belt world champion, in addition to conquering many other titles. She is an accomplished athlete, but she has also greatly contributed to the sport through her outreach programs that provide free jiu-jitsu and much more to children of the favelas in Brazil
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