Mitsuyo Maeda, the Gracies and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

 

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As we all know Jiu Jitsu is a variety of martial arts that was originated in Japan long, long years ago. The fame of the art is rising tremendously that it spreads to other countries so quick and became an extensive trend. Jui Jitsu particularly became a rave in Brazil once it was brought in by the well-known fighter Mitsuyo Maeda.

 If we trace back the introduction of Jui Jitsu in Brazil it is pretty appealing. At the time Maeda arrived in Brazil to migrate he met the businessman known as Gastao Gracie. Gracie is the one who helped Maeda adjust in the new homeland. As a return of kindness, Maeda offered to train the jiu jitsu martial art to the son of Gastao, which is Carlos. He then passed it on to his brothers who then put up a school.

Afterward the Gracies went to the United States and took the art along with them. They made the Jiu Jitsu art popular that it was referred to a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The art did not turn out to be well-known until the 1990s when the royal fighting championships became surface and became popular and was won by Royce Gracie.

It was believed that judo is the parent art of Jiu Jitsu, this type of martial arts is more concerned about skill than anything else. Making it both as a sport and a variety of self-protection, these martial arts uphold bodily fitness and discipline. Once you try to turn into a master, you take up the tough duty to organize both your mentality and body, and get your body to comply with the orders of your mind.

Relatively than muscle strength, Jui Jitsu is all about intellectual power and skill. You have to carry out the techniques for years to master them. A real expert of this does not rely on power; fairly he tries hard to work out strength in the course of his knowledge of the art.

This Brazilian Jiu Jitsu sport is more like a science.

You must control holds that will lock one's muscles and body never permitting them to hit back. Choke holds and joint locks are the two styles of submission techniques that will be able to completely debilitate your enemy.

But Brazilian Jiu Jitsu sport can be pretty dangerous as some holds can lead in choking or smothering the enemy. Therefore these dangerous moves shouldn’t be tried without custody of the instructor.

The usual uniform of Jui Jitsu fighters which includes the kimono and a belt that assigns the level or rank of the competitor with depending on its color. As most martial follow, Black is the highest ranking in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The kimono is as well called as the Gi and is a long-lasting custom.

Travis S. Lutter is an American mixed martial artist who won the The Ultimate Fighter 4 reality show. His UFC record, not including his exhibition wins on The Ultimate Fighter 4, is 2–4. He is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Carlos Machado. http://travislutter.com

 

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