Flashback to Rickson and Ginastica Natural

We stumbled upon a video from the 1980's with Rickson Gracie training Ginastica Natural with founder Professor Alvaro Romano. 

In the 1980's Gracie Jiu Jitsu black belt, Alvaro Romano, studied eastern techniques and movements, combining ground movements of jiu jitsu with the stretching, flexibility, and breathing of Hatha yoga. Together these techniques created the system he called Ginastica Natural and was made popular in the documentary 'Choke.' It is a unique system that develops strength and flexibility using nothing but your own body weight. 


2 comments


  • kelii k.

    i got to train with him when he was staying at Leifs, cool stuff.


  • Jack

    these animal movements are great and super practical. used to do them allt he time, need to start again.


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