Roy Barcroft never used BJJ in the Old West

Who was beaten up the most in cinema history?

The other day, a cinephile went over the data, added up the punches, divided by the knockouts, and announced: it was Roy Barcroft, who played the villain in hundreds of B westerns between 1937 and 1957. 

Born in Nebraska, Barcroft fought in World War I, and was a rancher, a sailor and a saxophone player in Chicago clubs. That is, until he became the villain of all villains, a master of falling, dusting himself up and returning with just as much confidence in the next film. 

Coming to blows with criminals and cowboys is an activity better left in the past, but in a tribute to old Roy—who was one of the most gentle actors ever to arrive in Hollywood—today we bring a simple, effective lesson by Master Rickson Gracie, so that you and your students never get caught unprepared by a cowardly strike. Yippee Ki Yay, friends, and enjoy your training.


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Gatot Ariyanto commented:

Wow amazing 🙏

November 28, 2021 03:30 AM
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chrisreynoldslive commented:

Bom train

November 24, 2021 03:55 AM
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rogerever203 replied:

Fight choreography. I always refer back to the beach slap when I'm telling stories. I'm sure it was a real fight, but I think it is a good starting point to defend from. (Open hand strike). Really enjoyed the Gracie way. It was good reading. When kid explains about Rickson becoming the law and loading up bad guys onto the bus. Bom train first character to never heard the word cinephile. I will work on adding to vocab. Sorry if I went off point, but the writing style or story reminded me of the Gracie way.

November 25, 2021 02:31 AM