Tuesday, March 20, 2007

'Gracie Jiu-Jitsu' launch a success

Fans and friends filled the bookstore to greet Helio Gracie

Surrounded by his sons Rolker, Royler and Rickson, Helio received the affection of his long-time friends, among them the doctor Pedro Valente, and patiently attended to, smiling throughout, each of those that braved the, on average, two hour wait in line for a chance to arrive at the table where the Master sat beside his son Rórion.

From the fight world, such well-known names as Roberto Gordo, Dedé Pederneiras, Bebeo Duarte, Fabricio Morango and Leticia Ribeiro were present. Of the admirers and fans, the sheer number of people circulating in the bookstore was such that even ballpark estimates were unquantifiable.

After the marathon ended, Helio could once again be certain of how much he is adored, and the book "Gracie Jiu-Jitsu" since last night, in Rio de Janeiro, is already a best seller.


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