Earlier this year, Rio de Janeiro was named host city of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Being the capitol and birthplace of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the announcement has begged the question from grapplers around the globe:
Could BJJ be an Olympic Sport?
Several online petitions and campaigns have been started on behalf of the idea, and debate has lit up forums and message boards across the web.
During the 2004 Mundials, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza sustained a broken arm while trying to escape an armlock from Roger Gracie’s guard. Instead of ending the match, the referee re-started it, allowing the severely injured “Jacare” to continue, and he was eventually crowned champion over Gracie via point victory.
US Grappling held their fifth Junior Championships on Saturday, July 10th, 2010. This is a different kind of jiu jitsu tournament- an event for just children and teens, with double elimination for all divisions, complete with an inflatable moon bounce for the kids!
Lloyd Irvin's children took home top honors, standing out in an impressive field of over 30 teams, including Saulo Ribiero, Yamasaki Academy, BJJ Revolution Team, De la Riva, American Top Team, and more than a dozen others who traveled to Virginia from as far away as Florida, Ohio, and Philadelphia.
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Oprah is creating her own channel, about time you say, and she's or rather the channel is holding a view vote for best reality show idea. This idea comes from Rener Gracie and addresses an issue that has been growing lately in publicity, not in occurance - Bullying. Bullies have been around for ages - Mcfly - and will continue to be around and tournment, wedgies, dumpster plunge and push our heads into toilets. What will save us, yes Jiu-Jitsu, and it's true. Those of us who know, that martial arts, bjj and grappling are an excellent form of self defense when taught correctly and studied with good intent.
So how does Oprah and the Gracie's get together.. Bullyproof is an idea posted by Rener Gracie where they take kids in bully - type situations and "Bullyproof" them with, yes, Gracie training in Calofornia.
Sounds interesting, and could be just the thing... you there - with your underwear up over your head... need..
vote now for your favorite show for the O - Channel.
GRACIE KIDS TECHNIQUESEXCLUSIVE Gracie Kids Techniques in the NEW BJJ Legends Mag + DVD. Get it here, don't miss an issue. Featuring Royler Gracie, Wander Braga, and more plus DVD with all techniques and training excercises[/div]
It used to be that any relationship beyond that of student/teacher was forbidden in martial arts academies, schools, dojos. This traditional posture was to not only teach restraint, but place a check on the power instructors and masters had on their students. Such relationships can be easily forged when starry eyed students are overwhelmed by the presence and ability of their instructors.
Ships May 15, BJJ Legends Mag. With a massive 32 techniques and bringing Legends of Jiu-Jitsu, MMA and Grappling to you. Royler Gracie, World Champion, Wander Braga - MMA champ, Megumi Fujii: ADCC, MMA and grappling Champ plus 2 young guns of Jiu-jitsu from the East Coast: JT Torres and Jarad Weiner both with significant wins under their Black Belts in major tournaments.
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