Originally Posted by g'nightXX
I agree to an extent, but I think they've gone overboard. BJJ is like religion to many people, with as much (if not more) honor in their trade than anything I can think of. And they're using GJJ as a platform to pimp their melon bags? This is probably why the Gracie's are resented in quite a few circles.... or it could just be jealousy.
No, I agree. I don't think any of the Gracies are hurting for money or a job. Hell, just having the name Gracie is more or less a guarantee that you can open up a school somewhere and do at least okay for yourself.
I think Rorion set a bad precedent with some of his early dealings in the US, and the Gracie 'melon bag' is just a sad tribute to what commercialization is doing to a great legacy. Money goes to most people's heads regardless of where they're from. The Gracies don't appear to be much different. I like to think I would have more sense than this, but who is to say I would. Either way, it's sad.