Kron celebrates in father Rickson's arms / Photo: Raphael Nogueira
At brown belt there's just no beating him. Under the watchful eye of his legendary father Rickson Gracie, Kron Gracie strolled through the opposition in the fighting area of the California State University, Dominguez Hills gymnasium, stage for the 2008 Jiu-Jitsu Pan-American. Middleweight Kron didn't pay heed to a single opponent, submitting them all in the five fights on his way to absolute gold.
In the final match, the victim would be Christopher Moria, an Alliance representative. At around one minute of fighting, Kron got the takedown and quickly went on to catch his adversary in an armbar. Euphoric, the brown belt ran to celebrate with his father.
This was the first title for Kron in the absolute brown belt category. Normally, for being considered too light for the contest without a weight limit, he would prefer to give precedence to beating the athletes in his own weight category.
Speaking with GracieMag.com, Rickson stated he does not yet intend to give his son the highest promotion in competition Jiu-Jitsu.
"Although Kron is doing everything he should be doing, or in other words, is giving his best, I think I'll still keep him at brown for awhile. At the Worlds he'll still be at brown. I'm doing this because when he gets to black, there's no going back, and I want him to face the top black belts with maximum experience," said Rickson.