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The Basics Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Leesburg, VA shared Choke_lab's post.
8 hours ago
The great Marcelo Garcia!
“There are levels in jiu-jitsu and then there is @marcelogarciajiujitsu who transcends all levels”—JM_VM
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His humbleness and skills surpass all practitioners
Gracie University tour with Rener Gracie and some tips when sparring. ... See MoreSee Less
The Basics Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Leesburg, VA shared Old School Jiu-Jitsu's photo.
6 days ago
👏🙌In the early days there was no real separation between jiujitsu and vale tudo. To train jiujitsu was to be ready to fight, in the street or in the ring, against anyone at any time. It was this way when I came up through the ranks.
Over time there became an unhealthy division between modern tournament jiujitsu, mixed martial arts, and self-defense. Development in any system always comes with specialization, but at what point is it necessary to step back and understand that fractured systems are damaged ones. That something once designed to be expressed in many contexts has disintegrated into isolated pockets of knowledge.
The true art of jiujitsu can be found in those techniques which require minimal or no modification whether performed for self-defense or the tournament game.
The true mindset of jiujitsu is budō. To be ready to fight or compete at any time, in any rule set, without weight classes or time limits, and if necessary to the death. It is also to live as a warrior and face every adversity in life with courage and honor. Without these ideals jiujitsu is nothing.
"Our fears don't stop death, they stop life."
-- Rickson Gracie
Pic -- Rickson Gracie and Zulu
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Classes are cancelled today in observation of Columbus Day holiday.
We’ll have open mat at 6:30pm for adults. ... See MoreSee Less
I will be there for open mat
youtu.be/WlJfo6pGs_IHow the biggest fight in UFC history became the biggest disaster in UFC history, and what it all means for MMA after 25 years. Share if you agree. New York C... ... See MoreSee Less