Royce Gracie: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Master

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Today, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is among the most popular form of martial arts. Mixed martial arts has been ascending in popularity ever since it entered into the mainstream. Royce Gracie was the first fighter to debut Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu on television on the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Royce ruled the competition. His opponent was totally dominated by him. In this fight he showed how powerful this type of martial arts could be.

Royce Gracie went on to win the first Ultimate Fighting Championship that very same night. And because of this Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is just about as common as Karate these days.

For the majority of wannabe mixed martial arts competitors, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is usually at the top of their lists of fighting skills to be knowledgeable in. The creator of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is none other than Helio Gracie (Royce’s Father). He started this type of martial arts when he was just 16 years old. Helio used techniques that he learned from Mitsuyo Maeda who in turn learned from the founder of Judo himself, Jigoro Kano.

With that said, it is believed that the origins of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu have a huge Judo influence. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is broken up into two types of training namely self-defense and tournament.

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