In this cool video produced by MMA Video Magazine, you’ll follow Ryron up to San Jose, CA where he went to teach a seminar and compete in the Gracie Worlds Jiu-Jitsu tournament. This year’s tournament is the first world tournament to abandon the points system, so the only way to win is by submission. Since there were no points in the tournament, Ryron engaged in his matches with the objective of keeping it as playful as possible, and that he did. Check out the video below.
P.S. - Someone forgot to tell Ryron that you’re not supposed to play catch and release in jiu-jitsu tournaments.
On February 1, 2012 one man’s dream to share Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to the world happened in Quincy, Massachusetts. They all came; men and women, young to old all showed up at an open house held at the Institute of Okinawan Karate-Do. The open house was an hour and half long consisting of an introduction to Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, history, philosophy and training.
Now more than a month into training after the grand opening. Only a dedicated group of individuals stay and train Gracie Jiu-Jitsu to its fullest. People here are just amazed of the self-defense effectiveness and the very enjoyable training Gracie Jiu-Jitsu has to offers.
Our group is excited to continue training and learning Gracie Jiu-Jitsu for a long time. Our goal is to eventually become a certified training center. So look out, the Gracies will be visiting the city of presidents soon!
Today people are recognizing the effectiveness of Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Everyone from the U.S. Army to Professional Fighters has added it to their arsenal, and now you can add it to yours.
The Institute of Okinawan Karate-Do will soon host Gracie Garage Jiu-Jitsu meet-ups.
Institute of Okinawan Karate Do
28 Chestnut St.
Quincy, MA 02169
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
For more information about Jiu-Jitsu meet-ups, contact David Chan by e-mail: email@example.com
For more information about Gracie Garage go to:
Judo is a derivative of jujitsu, which is a traditional Japanese martial art originally created for killing or maiming an enemy. For the jujitsu practioners of long ago, the only rule was to win by any means necessary. However, in the 19th century, Japan underwent a period of modernization known as the Meiji Restoration; it was an era during which Japan discarded feudalism in favor of the modern world, trading traditional swords for modern guns. This era also helped lay the groundwork for judo founder Jigoro Kano to change the face of the Japanese combative martial arts.
In his journeys abroad, Kano came into constant contact with emerging Western sports and their ideals. Originally, these sports had come about as a way for the Western armies to maintain their physical health. Kano saw value in this, too. He wanted to preserve the timeless qualities of jujitsu — loyalty, discipline, resolve, honor, morality — and discard the traditional qualities in which the martial artist learns techniques to hurt, maim and kill. To do this, Kano made judo safe, rewarding and challenging.
The ancient Japanese warrior Minamoto Yoritomo once stated that the outcome of a battle is determined by the preparation one has invested. Ask yourself: What do I need to do to have a real chance at winning?