The best way to understand the idea of BJJ is to start from the very beginning. Therefore, we have to trace its origins back to Buddhist monks of India, but the modern version comes from Japan.
Jiu-Jitsu was the fighting art that Samurais from Japan had to know for attacking and defense. Since samurai warriors had significant armor, and they were riding horses all the time, the primary goal of this particular martial art is to allow them to fight efficiently when they are on foot.
Of course, Bruno Malfacine BJJ grappling technique came afterward when the method became prominent, but the first jiu-jitsu required different fighting style than others due to heavy armor and restricted agility and mobility due to it.
That is the main reason why it evolved, and it included joint-locks, throwing, strangles, which are signature movements in this particular martial art.
In the middle of the 19th century, Jiu-Jitsu had been fractured into several different techniques or styles. Even though fighting varied from style to style, all of them featured primary aspects of hand to hand combat that included grappling, strikes and disarms.
Jigoro Kano, who was a standout martial artists and student, developed his techniques that were based on full power practice against skilled and resisting opponents.
Even though it required a complete deviation of partner’s practice, his style became Judo, which is today, the most common method and sport in the world.
The Gracie Family
The best student of Kano’s, Mitsuo Maeda decided to immigrate to Brazil in 1914. Since he was assisted with local politician George Gracie, whose father was Scotland immigrant? As the main proof for gratitude, Maeda decided to teach jiu-jitsu to Carlos Gracie, who was George’s son.
Later, brother shared his knowledge with some of his brothers, and … Read More ...