Tag: BJJ

1912 demonstration of Jujutsu

January 23, 20160 Comments

This film was part of a newsreel shot in 1912 (presumably in Paris). The first portion of this video is of Tobari and Miyake demonstrating jujutsu techniques in a classical fashion. Takisabura Tobari was a Tenjin Shin’yo Ryu Jujutsu practitioner and Taro Miyake was a Kodokan Judo practitioner and a professional “challenge wrestler”. The latter was […]

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Hélio Gracie’s last interview

October 19, 20140 Comments

This interview was taken from a 30-minute special on a Brazilian TV Network called SPORTV from the GLOBO TV network. This interview is from December 2008, when Grandmaster Helio Gracie was 95 years old talking about his life and his art of Gracie Jiu Jitsu. It also includes footage of other BJJ luminaries including his sons, […]

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Multiple Opponents – Gracie Jiu Jitsu Perspective

February 24, 20130 Comments

Interesting breakdown in regards to multiple opponent scenarios from a Gracie Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Perspective. Here are the key points: Deescalate the situation if at all possible Use distance to your advantage Preemptive action (attack first if you have to) If you carry a weapon… use it. All great points if you find yourself in […]

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Woman Raped by BJJ Practitoners – Gracie Family Speak Out

January 18, 20130 Comments

On New Year’s eve a terrible incident occurred where a woman was raped by 2 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners. The incident took place on the East Coast (Washington D.C.) and the victim as well as the perpetrators knew each other as they train at the same BJJ school. While this heinous act does not have […]

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Testing Your Martial Art Skills

January 14, 20130 Comments

Do you ever “test” your martial art? The Gracie family is famous for their open challenges (do you recall those ads in Black Belt magazine in the 80s and the early 90s?). They even put out videos with their challenge matches called “Gracie in Action”. Here’s a student of the Gracie Academy, who has taken […]

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Chuck Norris and the Gracie Family Connection

December 27, 20120 Comments

Many people don’t know that Chuck Norris was one of the catalysts in spreading the word of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) and the Gracie family in the United States. Chuck Norris began studing BJJ under the Machado’s (Carlos Machado) in the 80s and introduced the Gracie’s on a full scale to the UFAF (his Tang […]

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Teaching Martial Arts Effectively

December 20, 20120 Comments

Teaching martial arts can be a big challenge… at times. And learning how to teach martial arts is just as important as learning the physical skills of your chosen art. If you’ve taught martial arts for any length of time, you know it can often be just as frustrating for you as the instructor as […]

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Egan Inoue: Helping Others Achieve

December 20, 20120 Comments

Very cool video about Egan Inoue, a Hawaiian BJJ player and former MMA competitor. Egan was the first American to ever win a World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship (blue belt division)… way back in 1996. The following year (’97), he went back to win in the Purple belt division as well. He also fought in Pride […]

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