1. History of Jiu Jitsu: Judo Grows Into An Olympic Sport

    Traveling back to over 100 years before the first IBJJF World Championship or UFC, back to Kano Jigoro and his first Kodokan Academy...

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  2. History of Jiu Jitsu: Grappling Arts Begin To Blend in MMA

    In 1996, American-based Mixed Martial Arts was a quickly growing sport. While the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC) had been founded in the name of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, the ...

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  3. UFC 129: Breaking Down Georges St. Pierre's Ground Game

    Georges St. Pierre is one of the most visible and well rounded champions in MMA . While his striking has the been the talk of the MMA world since his five round destruction ...

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  4. History of Jiu Jitsu: Twist and Shout, the Eddie Bravo Story

    Eddie Bravo is one of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s most controversial figures; some regard him as a creative genius while others call him a semi-successful fraud. Vocal proponent of legalizing marijuana in the U...

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  5. History of Jiu Jitsu: The Rise of Sport Jiu Jitsu

    The 1990s saw the birth of the UFC and Pride, both in part due to the Gracies’ efforts to spread awareness of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu...

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  6. History of Jiu Jitsu: Carlson Gracie, The Grandfather of Jiu Jitsu in MMA

    Carlson Gracie made his name as a fighter in the era of Vale Tudo, and is considered the best Vale Tudo fighter of the '50s and '60s...

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  7. History of Jiu Jitsu: Gracies Leave the UFC and Bring Jiu Jitsu Back to Japan

    On November 12, 1993 in front of an audience of 2,800, Royce Gracie slipped his arm around Gerard Gordau’s neck and applied a textbook rear naked choke to win the first Ultimate Fighting Championship ...

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  8. History of Jiu-Jitsu: Coming to America and the Birth of the UFC

    The Gracie family art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was a modification of the Japanese art of Judo by Carlos and Helio Gracie. The next generation of Gracies would push the art forward, and great masters like Carlson and Rolls emerged...

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  9. History of Jiu-Jitsu: The Tragedy of Rolls Gracie

    Rolls Gracie is a name that is often invoked by many of the elders of the Gracie family as one of the greatest influences on the development of Brazilian jiu-jitsu...

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  10. History of Jiu Jitsu: Baptism By Fire and Luta Livre

    In the 1920s, Carlos Gracie was the head of a small but growing academy where he and his brothers taught the Gracie family adaptation of Kodokan Judo...

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  11. Paul Daley and the 10 Meanest Strikes in MMA

    Many consider striking the most exciting part of MMA. Fights bring a diverse array of strikes from a pantheon of striking martial arts. Hooks and uppercuts from boxing, spinning kicks from Taekwondo, knees from Muay Thai to name a very few...

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  12. History of Jiu Jitsu: Judo Travels the World and Maeda Meets Gracie

    In the late 1800s the great Kano Jigoro streamlined the overly complicated Japanese grappling art Jujitsu into the highly effective Kodokan Judo. Japan was now open to the world, freely trading goods and ideas with the other nations of the world...

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  13. History of Jiu Jitsu: The Meiji Era and the Evolution of Judo

    July 8, 1853 is a watershed moment in Japanese history, when Commodore Perry of the U.S. Navy took a small group of steam-powered warships into Edo (Tokyo) Bay...

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  14. History of Jiu Jitsu: Birth on the Battlefield

    Our story begins in the ninth century, on a small collection of island nations that would become known as Japan...

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  15. UFC 127 Fight Card: B.J. Penn and the 10 Most Technical Boxers In the UFC

    The sport of boxing is often seen as in conflict with Mixed Martial Art's biggest promotion, the UFC, but in fact it is a fundamental art all UFC fighters must be familiar with to survive...

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  16. Greg Jackson and the 10 Best Trainers in MMA

    Mixed martial arts is the fastest evolving sport in the world right now. In a sport where what works and what doesn't changes by the month, a fighter's trainer and coaching are vital aspects to making him successful...

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  17. Strikeforce Results: Fedor Emelianenko and the 15 Biggest Upsets in MMA History

    Upsets are what make sports great. Some of the greatest sports moments involve an underdog rising to the occasion and unseating an overconfident favorite. The Joe Nathan-led Jets, Jimmy V's N...

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  18. Sengoku Middleweight Champion Jorge Santiago Back In The UFC

    Japanese MMA is in dire straights. Japan's flagship promotion, Dream, is on the verge of fiscal collapse; Shoot fighting had a mutiny in which the trainers and fighters banded ...

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  19. UFC 126 Results: Can Jon Jones Become The Greatest Fighter Of All-Time?

    With his win over Ryan Bader, Jon "Bones" Jones crossed that blurry line between prospect and contender. Jones' six fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship have created more hype for a fighter than any in recent memory...

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  20. UFC 126 Results: Miguel Torres Victorious, But Was He Too Conservative?

    Miguel Angel Torres notched his first UFC win on Saturday, but not in a fashion MMA fans were accustomed to the former WEC champion...

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  21. Strikeforce Diaz vs. Cyborg: Main Card Features Premier Jiu Jitsu Talents

    This weekend Strikeforce hosts its first major card of 2011, featuring two title bouts in the promotion's hometown of San Jose...

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  22. UFC: What Melvin Guillard's Win Means to the Lightweight Division

    Melvin Guillard was a healthy underdog going into his main event match against highly touted prospect Evan Dunham...

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  23. UFC Fight for the Troops 2: Prospects Clash on Undercard for Roster Spot

    One of the early matches of the UFC card at Fort Hood, Charlie Brenneman and Amilcar Alves will meet in a welterweight bout. While not receiving much attention, both fighters are talented fighters at a cross roads in their careers...

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  24. MMA History: The Eras and Fighters That Have Defined a Sport

    Mixed Martial Arts is one of the fastest rising sports in the world. A combat sport to end all combat sport it brings levels of excitement that is unmatched in almost any other sporting context...

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  25. UFC in Brazil: How to Include Royce Gracie and Do It Safely

    Ever sine the UFC has announced its 2011 event in Brazil, the internet has been buzzing with rumors that Royce Gracie will be included in the card...

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