Now MMA matches (Mixed Martial Art) are not infrequently displayed on a TV. Many people say MMA is probably a hard fighting match.
The participants combined all the martial arts contained and used them in battles. One of the robust martial arts that must be mastered by MMA athletes is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or also known as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
This self-defense specializes in floor battles (ground fight), locking, and strangulation. Many have underestimated this martial art before, but it is proven that this martial art is one that is very effective and very dangerous.
Let’s look at history and its advantages.
1. Birth History
In 1904, the creator of Judo in Japan who had the name Kano Jigoro, delivered 5 of his students to all corners of the world to better introduce this martial art. They challenge other martial arts champions like wrestling, boxing, Savate, etc. One of them has the name Mitsuyo Maeda who came to Brazil in 1914.
A young Brazilian has the name Carlos Gracie who is interested in the martial arts that Maeda introduced, and concludes to study. Maeda then accepted Carlos as his student. Carlos then passed on this attraction to his tiny sister, who had the name, Helio Gracie.
Even though Helio mastered the Judo theory taught by his brother, he experienced problems in practice because this science relied on great strength while Helio’s body was the smallest. Helio is the end of modifying the knowledge that he learned to the point where what was called the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu was born.
2. It’s development
Carlos and Helio then developed the results of this modification. The result is not a few people are interested. The brothers are getting familiar in Brazil. Moreover, they dare to challenge the heroes of different martial arts in official battles.
One of the battles that were very famous and invited thousands of spectators was when Helio fought the Japanese Judo champion who was won by Helio. Since then the Gracie brothers began to accept not a few students. Not even a few fighters who come to Gracie college and challenge this martial arts. All are easily surpassed!
The two brothers then taught this knowledge to all their children and grandchildren, and the Gracie family became the most respected family in Brazil.
3. Digest of Science
Although Gracie Jiu-Jitsu itself looks simple, it is hazardous because it can easily break people’s bones, even kill opponents. Riskier because it can be done by ordinary people who are small. This sprang from the little weakness of Helio Gracie who sought to outperform a much bigger opponent.
Martial arts, also known as Jitz, emphasizes the battlefield ground fight. Based on information from Helio, street battles are often divided into 3 phases, namely: fighting, struggling and fighting on the floor. Almost all street battles must pass through these three phases. Jitz’s self-defense which he created immediately summed up this phase to the third phase. He is making it easy for those who don’t have powerful blows or fast reflexes.
Because of these advantages, Jitz is felt like a deadly martial art, and is useful in actual combat, whether in the ring or also in street battles.
Besides, Jitz can also be used to conquer enemies without having to hurt and injure opponents more severely. In conclusion, Jitz is very suitable for anyone to learn from martial arts athletes, ordinary people, children, everyday women who are useful to protect themselves from rapist disorders or even to use disabled people.
4. Peak of Fame
Although familiar in Brazil, Jitz is not too familiar in other countries. Not even a few people underestimate this knowledge. In 1993, there was a legendary self-defense tournament named UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) which worked on free combat without rules. The Gracie family delivered their youngest son who had the name Royce Gracie, who was the biological child of Helio.
At this first UFC championship, all viewers underestimated Royce because he was a tiny one of the other participants. But Royce outperformed them all with his father and uncle’s martial arts. From that moment on, the world began to know Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and their colleges could open branches to all the world. Even the private American army invited the Gracie family to teach their knowledge to American soldiers.
Since the UFC, this knowledge has been felt like a standard that must be possessed by each martial arts athlete. Many martial arts athletes, celebrities, and other fighters study this knowledge. The Gracie family also traveled the world to teach their knowledge.
5. Good Program
Besides being very risky in martial arts matches, this knowledge turned out to be very suitable to be practiced by ordinary people. As safe self-defense and do not need an injury. The Gracie family makes programs and training systems for children who are victims of a bully at school, women who want to protect themselves from male disorders, and older people who are no longer as strong as young people.
Anyone can learn this science safely and almost without violence. Here lies the peculiarity of this science. It can be used in any situation, whether it is a hard street battle, or just cooling down a friend who is raging because he is drunk without having to hurt him.
The Gracie system was also introduced through the internet to the point that anyone in all the world can learn it legally through the Gracie family directly as its creator. Cool, right?
Jitz is indeed the coolest, and now it has begun to spread to all corners of the world. Even cities in Indonesia have started to teach this knowledge also though they don’t have permission directly from Gracie’s family. It is highly recommended to learn martial arts because we will not know if one day become victims of violence or violence. No hardest lesson or strength is needed. Cool is the point!