With the Back on the Ground: From the Early Japanese in America to MMA – How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Developed

With the Back on the Ground: From the Early Japanese in



10 thoughts on “With the Back on the Ground: From the Early Japanese in America to MMA – How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Developed

  1. William Agans William Agans says:

    Interesting look at the history of grappling in North America A bit dry at times, with a lot of plain facts without much nuances, but a good read for grapplers who want to learnabout the history of their sport.


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With the Back on the Ground: From the Early Japanese in America to MMA – How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Developed ❰Reading❯ ➿ With the Back on the Ground: From the Early Japanese in America to MMA – How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Developed Author Luiz Otavio Laydner – Polishdarling.co.uk It wasn t likely, without the benefit of hindsight, anyone in the crowd at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado, that th of November had a clue that they were witnessing history in the making T It wasn Back on PDF/EPUB ¿ t likely, without the benefit of hindsight, anyone in the crowd at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado, that th of Novemberhad a clue that they were witnessing history in the making The modest audience attending UFCwas certainly surprised as they left the venue With the PDF/EPUB ² Partly the surprise had to do with the violence they d just seen, real human combat, with no rules or limits, mutually agreed to by contestants caged into a fenced enclosure But that sense of surprise was also due to how easily the tournament winner dispatched his the Back on eBook ✓ adversaries The time his three fights lasted in all five minutes, less than two rounds of a professional boxing bout They d have been surprised still had they known the champion wasn t even in the top tier of his art s practitioners back in his homeland With Royce Gracie s victories at the subsequent events the community of martial arts scholars became acquainted with what is now known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but at the time wasn t yet called by that name Naturally, analysis of this phenomenon brought with it controversy What ensued was an intense battle for legitimacy where experts in an array of martial arts sought, to no avail, to come to a consensus on just what Brazilian jiu jitsu is, what the Gracies role in its development was, etc Truth is, it is a modern day expression of an ancient philosophy of combat Its initial success was the consequence of a process that beganyears prior, when a group of Japanese martial artists brought judo to America and over the course of years unconsciously adapted their techniques to deal with the problem at hand when they were repeatedly challenged by American wrestlers who were almost invariably bigger and stronger The natural consequence of this was the development of a style of fighting that would respect the natural physiology of humans, and a peculiar combat philosophy The outcome of this philosophy of pursuing superiority led to the creation of vale tudo in s Rio de Janeiro That was the starting point of the timeline in which Brazilian jiu jitsu developed, quite unmethodically mixing combat in the gi, no gi and valendo tudo, or anything goes At several points the art came close to extinction or being absorbed by judo, escaping this fate mainly because of the obstinacy of H lio Gracie From the s onwards Brazilian jiu jitsu plotted a path of near total isolation, restricted to a small number of practitioners but preserving the original combat philosophy, a still frame of an era on its way to forgottenness Until it captured the world s attention on November ,How this process unfolded, that is the aim of this book.


10 thoughts on “With the Back on the Ground: From the Early Japanese in America to MMA – How Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Developed

  1. William Agans William Agans says:

    Interesting look at the history of grappling in North America A bit dry at times, with a lot of plain facts without much nuances, but a good read for grapplers who want to learnabout the history of their sport.


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