Jakarta. Mixed martial arts legend Royce Gracie will visit Jakarta on July 17 to train Indonesian fighters during the opening of a new martial arts club.
Gracie, 50, who has a seventh-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, won the Ultimate Fighting Championship three times in the 1990s, making him the most influential figure to promote the discipline.
Gracie will attend the grand opening of Tatsujin MMA Indonesia, a branch of the original MMA club, Tatsujin Dojo, in the Netherlands.
The club will be located at South Quarter Dome in South Jakarta, where he will present a short training workshop.
"Gracie's arrival will be special for MMA fans in Indonesia. He is a legend in MMA and also a well-respected jiu-jitsu practitioner. I hope he'll transfer his valuable experience to us," Tatsujin founder Martijn de Jong said.
De Jong's club will introduce the best practice of MMA, complete with a range of fitness elements such as correct nutrition and a balanced lifestyle. It will be open to people of all ages.