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Jiu Jitsu Master


... From 5'3" Woman

9/7/2013 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Jui Jitsu master Rodrigo Gracie -- a member of the legendary Gracie MMA fighting family -- is begging the court for protection against an allegedly drunk and violent enemy ... TMZ has learned.

In one corner ... 6'0", 185-pound Gracie -- a 5th degree black belt and 4-time Pride fighting winner.

In the other corner ... 5'3", 135-pound woman named Tiffany -- who lives in an apartment above Gracie's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu studio in Torrance, CA.

Rodrigo filed a request for a restraining order against Tiffany last month, claiming she's been terrorizing his training center:

"[Tiffany has been] cursing, yelling, hitting my door, hitting the glass ... knocked a hole in my door ... comes drunk every time."

The judge sided with Rodrigo ... at least for now ... granting a temporary restraining order against Tiffany, requiring her to stop pestering Rodrigo and his studio.

The case is due back in court later this month -- when Rodrigo will likely ask the court for more permanent protection from his allegedly pain-in-the-ass neighbor.

Attempts to reach Tiffany were unsuccessful.

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Brian Radigan    

He's handling it the correct way. If he was to hit her every women's group would go ballistic and he would go to jail.

414 days ago

Leopold butters Stotch     

Why is this suppose to be funny? He is trained in the art of whoop ass, he's going through legal actions to solve the problem.

414 days ago

Bob DaMahn    

More like protect her from him when she finally pushes his buttons once to often!

414 days ago


brazilian Law = IF any1 with Martial Arts training attacks a civilian, depends on the situation , IT can be considereded Assault with DEADLY Weapon(same as he used a gun) So... yes hes doing the right thing... doesnt matter in which country he is.
Also i dunno about your country BUT most of brazilian education teachs a Man/boy will NEVER hit a woman... not even with a flower... is a big NO NO... no matter what she does/say.

gratz to rodrigo gracie for a wise decision!

414 days ago


It's Jiu Jitsu, not Jui Jitsu. By then again this isn't a serious news site so what did I expect? Journalistic integrity?

413 days ago


TMZ go home you're drunk...

413 days ago


Ask ANY cop about how violent and dangerous women can be. Even tiny ones. More than one cop has the story about how it took five of them to subdue an angry 5'0' woman.

413 days ago


What's he supposed to do beat her up ? Comon TMZ is that what you want ? Yeah, it'd make for a better story..

412 days ago
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