Pre UFC Era — Watch Royce Gracie Defend His Art’s Honor Against This Kung Fu Master

Brazilian Jiu-Jistu legend Royce Gracie helped put mixed martial arts on the map. The jiu-jitsu practitioner helped evolve mixed martial arts into the complex system that it exists as today.

However, before Royce Gracie stepped inside the octagon to inspire fans and fighters of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the martial artist was defending his art from Kung Fu specialists.

In the video below, Royce Gracie can be seen taking on a Kung Fu practitioner. Taking him to the ground, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu martial artists earned a victory against his opponent.