MMA Legend Royce Gracie to Present Martial Arts Workshop in 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. (Photo courtesy of Twitter/Bellator MMA)

By : Amal Ganesha | on 9:38 PM July 05, 2017
Category : Sports, Martial Arts

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.

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