Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu History – Rise and Expansion of the Art

Gracies had a hard time spreading their art to the world. It took almost a century until the world found out what Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu really is and how effective it is. It took a lot of modifications to the previously known arts, a lot of challenge fights and above all, it took a lot of enthusiasm and belief in something. In something that will prove to the world that fighting is much more than just kicks and punches. Helio Gracie’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Legacy  Helio Gracie was learning Japanese Ju-jitsu from his older brother, Carlos Gracie. Carlos learned Japanese Jiu-Jitsu from a Japanese master Mitsuyo Maeda in the early 1900s. The thing is, Helio Gracie was very frail. As a young boy, doctors restricted him from involving himself in any type of physical activity because he would run up a flight of stairs and pass out … Continue reading Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu History – Rise and Expansion of the Art