Jiu Jitsu legend to offer seminar

A member of the world-famous fighting family, the Gracies of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will be offering a seminar in the fighting style that launched the MMA/UFC phenomena.  

Royler Gracie, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and mixed martial arts world champion, will be teaching the ground fighting tactics and techniques of Gracie Jiu Jitsu at a limited-space seminar on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event is hosted by Basulto Academy of Defense, located in downtown Waynesville.

Gracie Jiu Jitsu is distinguished from other martial arts by its unique emphasis on grappling or wrestling opponents to the ground and using joint-locks or chokes to submit them. www.wncbjj.com or 828.230.5056.

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