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Old 06-06-2005, 01:25 AM   #68
Red Beetle
Dojo: Ithaca
Location: Tennessee
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 97
Re: So I took a Judo class today...

and where did these throws come from? Judo.
You bet they came from Judo.
They took the time to learn what worked. I think modern Judo players need to do the same.

I'm no expert on the Gracies, the history of bjj, etc. but as far as I'm aware "BJJ" and "Gracie Jiu-Jitsu" are synonymous
I have personally witnessed Rorion Gracie argue to the contrary.
Not everyone cares what Rorion thinks, but I have talked to others who argue a similar thread. For example, many of the Machados will quickly tell you that they do not practice Gracie Jiu-jitsu, but Machado Jiu-jitsu. They insist that there is a difference. Many of them also insist that what they do is not Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, but Machado Jiu-jitsu. It could just be semantics, but one should study for oneself.

What you seem to be talking about is vale tudo training
Don't forget 'Lutra Livre' That is another popular free-fighting system in Brazil.

But thanks.

Red Beetle
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