Talk about a legendary couple of martial arts titans coming together. Before you get too excited, this is a demonstration featuring Chuck Norris vs Rickson Gracie. Rickson is the father of MMA fighter Kron Gracie, and he learned under Helio Gracie (His father), Rolls Gracie, Georges Mehdi so his lineage is about as legitimate as it can possibly get in the world of BJJ. To those who don’t know: the guy is a monster of jiu-jitsu, and his face would be on the Mt. Rushmore. He is a member of the Legends of MMA Hall of Fame, alongside Big John McCarthy, Pat Miletich, and Fedor Emelianenko.
Speaking of legends, let’s give some credit to Chuck Norris, too. While he wasn’t as much of a competitor as the Gracies historically, he still did more to popularize martial arts than most people in the world. If he was alive in a different era, it wouldn’t be surprising to see him competing in the UFC. He went the celebrity route, and is one of the biggest action stars…
What happens when Rickson and Chuck cross paths?
Check out this old, rare footage:
This is an awesome video for fans of classic martial arts, there aren’t a lot of guys you could put in the same room to have a more influential group. We’ll include the full video, it’s only about 5 minutes, but the part you’re looking for comes in the later half.
Sorry it’s not better quality, with classic tapes like this you basically get what you get, but you can still make out what’s happening and it’s interesting stuff.