Gracie Humaita San Diego
offers outstanding instruction in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
in San Diego
Brazilian jiu jitsu is a martial art and sport that is MMAinstruction. It evolved from the original Japanese Martial Arts style taught to the Gracie family by former champion Mitsuyo Maeda, who began teaching lessons in Brazil, hoping to pass on tradition.
Maeda became close friends with Gastão Gracie and he offered to teach Gastão’s son Carlos the art of Jiu-Jitsu.
Like judo, it was a grappling style of combat with many formal rules. Weighted down under centuries of ritualized tradition and technique, there was little room for innovation. But the sport found room to breathe in Brazil.
Carlos and his brothers were free to emphasize what was effective and leave behind anything that didn't serve a purpose. This became prominent when his younger and weaker brother Helio Gracie began instructing. He would introduce anew innovative style of Jiu Jitsu because of his small stature and frailty. Helio could not use many of the Japanese moves that were based on power and speed, so he developed new leverages and new ways of doing moves and the sport quickly evolved into something quite different, and came to be known as Gracie Jiu-Jitsu.
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