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Jiu Jitsu What is it

Jiu Jitsu What is it


I first read Moby Dick at a young age, too many years ago to admit. I first realized that the book is actually about jiu-jitsu just this week. Herman Melville’s opus chronicles a titanic struggle between an otherworldly whale and his human arch-nemesis. Although ultimately the whale teaches Ahab to laugh and love again through the healing power of sea chanties — sorry for the…


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Japanese Jiu Jitsu YouTube

Japanese Jiu Jitsu YouTube


Japanese shoot-fighter Kazushi Sakuraba is as important to mixed martial arts as David Bowie is to music. He played a seminal role in the development of MMA, fighting in all the major events of his time: PRIDE, UFC, K-1, and Dream. Coming from a pro wrestling background, his style and humor brought thousands of fans to the sport. He took on all comers, and earned the nickname…


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Jiu Jitsu Tattoos

Jiu Jitsu Tattoos


As BJJ Heroes is a huge fan of tattooing, the decision was made to write an article about this part of jiu jitsu’s lifestyle. Tattoos are a common place in jiu jitsu academies all over the world, from Rio de Janeiro to San José – Califoria, through London and even Tokyo, and there are more common places within this BJJ-Tattoo cultural bond than some might expect. In the early…


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Difference between BJJ and Jiu Jitsu

Difference between BJJ and Jiu Jitsu


At Jiu Jitsu Times we welcome any opportunity to answer questions of the jiu jitsu community from our experience and understanding. We recently received this question: I will do my best to answer this question based on my personal experience, hopefully helping to shed some light on the topic. I am fortunate enough to train at Strong Style Mixed Martial Arts and Training Center…


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Karate and Jiu Jitsu

Karate and Jiu Jitsu


Our Juniors martial arts program helps children to understand self-defense, focus and discipline in a safe, fun, active and cooperative environment. We understand that the early years of personal development create the foundation for a lifetime, which is why our classroom is built around both the physical and life skills children need to grow up into responsible, attentive…


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Traditional Jiu Jitsu Belts

Traditional Jiu Jitsu Belts


Jujitsu, like many other martial arts, uses a ranking system based on different colored belts. Each belt has a unique color and is used to represent the skill level of the student. Lower-level belts can typically be earned in a few months, whereas higher-level belts can take many years. The belt levels and colors in traditional jujitsu are similar to most other traditional…


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Traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu

Traditional Japanese Jiu-Jitsu


In the early 1900 s, a Japanese jiu-jitsu instructor by the name of Esai Maeda went to the state of Para in Northern Brazil. There he befriended Gastao Gracie, a influential businessman, who helped the Japanese get established. To show his gratitude, Maeda, also known as Count Koma,offered to teach the traditional Japanese jiu-jitsu to Gastao s oldest son, Carlos. The youngest…


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Jiu Jitsu or Judo

Jiu Jitsu or Judo


Depends on what you re looking for. Out of all the martial arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) is the one with the strongest lifestyle aspect. From language, how they dress, sponsorships, designer kimonos, and the most frat or clique like. BJJ is partially a lifestyle, which many people like, and for other martial artists, it s why BJJ rubs them wrong way. It s similar to surfing…


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Jiu Jitsu Facts

Jiu Jitsu Facts


George Gracie was an illustrious member of the Gracie family, and the first champion developed by the Gracie Jiu Jitsu system back in the 1920‘s and 1930‘s. George Gracie was taught Jiu Jitsu techniques by his older brother Carlos Gracie and carried the Gracie flag all over Brazil fighting in different styles such as Jiu Jitsu, Luta Livre, Wrestling and Vale Tudo (No-Holds-Barred)…


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Origins of Jiu-Jitsu

Origins of Jiu-Jitsu


The spread of jiu-jitsu would come about 250 A. C., when the King of India was Devanamapriya Priyadarsim (King Asoka), two centuries after Buddha. Embracing Buddhism, Asoka developed it and created thousands of monasteries inside and outside of India. Buddhism and jiu-jitsu reached Southeast Asia, China, and finally Japan where it got a great development. In its migration from…


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Jiu Jitsu Encyclopedia

Jiu Jitsu Encyclopedia


Double gold world champion Bernardo Faria smashed his way through the competition at the 2015 BJJ World Championships in both his weight class and the open weight division. So far in 2015, Bernardo has had 15 fights and 15 wins. He s passed every Guard he s faced - and he s gone up against the best guys in the world, including some of the legends of the sport. He has found…


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Japanese Jiu Jitsu

Japanese Jiu Jitsu


Judo is derived from Japanese Jiu-Jitsu. It whittled away the dangerous and useless techniques, turning it into an effective sport. Notice how I said both dangerous and useless techniques were whittled away, which is a very concise and complete summary about the benefit and con of sport vs. street art: The latter is not confined by rules, but the former involves more science/evolution…


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Jiu Jitsu meaning

Jiu Jitsu meaning


The Journey from White to Black Belt in BJJ The belt system in BJJ is highly regarded, and for good reason. Unlike many other martial arts, where rank promotions can be acquired in relatively short periods and often with very little practical requirements, the Brazilian jiu jitsu belt system is quite strict and difficult to progress through. You know that unless he ‘bought’…


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Jiu Jitsu Korea

Jiu Jitsu Korea


I’ve been asked several times by people new to Korea as to which gym they should join. I find myself giving the same advice consistently, so I thought I’d post it up here. Hopefully you’ll find it helpful! If you are going to train in Korea, I recommend you join the Korea Jiu Jitsu Facebook Group, which is very cool and not affiliated with any particular alliance. One of the…


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Difference Between Judo and Jiu-Jitsu

Difference Between Judo and Jiu-Jitsu


Judo vs Jujitsu The first and foremost distinguishing trait is the fact that Jujitsu is the progenitor of Judo. Jujitsu is a complete system of fighting deployed by ancient Japanese Samurai warriors and includes using punches, kicks, grappling, swordplay and what have you to take down the opponent. Judo is just one and a much gentler part of Jujitsu and really is a defensive…


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What is Jitsu?

What is Jitsu?


My decade of 40 is nearing its end and it s been a great ten years of learning and growing. I got divorced. I battled breast cancer. I married the love of my life. I became a certified yoga teacher. I achieved both my first degree and second degree black belts in Muay Thai Kickboxing. When I turned 49, I asked, what s next? I decided to begin training in the gentle art of…


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Traditional Jiu Jitsu techniques

Traditional Jiu Jitsu techniques


– Black Belt asked jujitsu master George Kirby to tell us about a few of his favorite techniques from his new book, Jujitsu: Basic Techniques of the Gentle Art Expanded Edition. Long before Brazilian jiu-jitsu came to the United States, George Kirby wrote a book that would shape America’s understanding of jujitsu for decades to come. A 10th-degree black belt in jujitsu as well…


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Hakko Ryu Jiu Jitsu

Hakko Ryu Jiu Jitsu


八光流柔術 Nestled along a back street in a town one hour northwest of Tokyo by train, is a dojo unique in modern Japan. It is called the Hakkoryu So Hombu Dojo (General Headquarters School of the Eighth Light Tradition), and was founded by Shodai Soke (First Generation Head) Okuyama Ryuho. This dojo provides for training in the arts of Hakkoryu Jujutsu (a Japanese system of self-protection)…


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Jiu Jitsu? Definition

Jiu Jitsu? Definition


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Ancient Jiu Jitsu

Ancient Jiu Jitsu


Jiu jitsu, the oldest martial art, can be traced back to India where it was invented by Buddhist monks. These monks developed movements based on balance and leverage, in a manner that would avoid reliance on strength and weapons. Jiu jitsu later found its way through China and to Japan where it gained even more popularity. Adopted by the Samurais, the Japanese Royal Guards…


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