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Kazushi “The Gracie Hunter” Sakuraba - TRIBUTE VIDEO

Sakuraba is best known as the man who shook the foundations of the Gracie dynasty with 4 consecutive wins against Royler, Royce, Renzo and Ryan Gracie in the short period of 13 months. Half of these wins were scored using the Gracies’ nightmare, the Judo Gyaku ude-garami wristlock. 

Royce Gracie got his revenge in K1 HERO’s - Dynamite!! on June 2, 2007 with a well-deserved victory (unanimous decision).

Young Ralek Gracie in his prime, defeated the then 41 years old Sakuraba on May 29, 2010, also by unanimous decision in Dream 14 event (Saitama, Japan).

Old post, but still true. Love that guy.


tura satana appreciation post. here’s what u need to know:

  • born in 1938 and died in 2011
  • her parents were a silent movie actor and a circus performer
  • she was gang-raped by five men when she was ten. they were never prosecuted and it was rumoured that the judge was paid off.
  • this prompted her to train in various martial arts (such as aikido and karate)
  • over the next 15 years, she hunted down each of her rapists and exacted revenge against them. they never even knew who she was until she told them
  • at the same time, she formed an all-woman gang called “the angeles”
  • "we had leather motorcycle jackets, jeans and boots and we kicked butt."
  • moved to los angeles when she was 15 and supported herself
  • dated elvis presley and turned down a marriage proposal from him
  • her most famous film role was in 1965, as varla, a “very aggressive and sexual female character”, in faster, pussycat! kill! kill! (a film that was “an ode to female violence”)
  • tura was responsible for her own costume, makeup, use of martial arts, and much of her dialouge. she also performed all her own stunts and fight scenes
  • was known for not taking shit from anyone. russ meyer, the director for faster, pussycat! kill!, said of her “[tura was] extremely capable. she knew how to handle herself. don’t fuck with her! and if you have to fuck her, do it well! she might turn on you!”
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