Self-defence – Sport – MMA
Jiu-Jitsu, the oldest form of martial art, originated in India more than 2,000 years before Christ. Developed by Buddhist monks, it spread through China and eventually settled in Japan. Over the years, since the Meiji restoration in the last century, Jiu-Jitsu became practically extinct in Japan surviving only as a very restricted sportive form of Judo. In 1914, Japanese Jiu-Jitsu champions Esai Maeda and Inomata arrived in Brazil to help establish a Japanese immigration colony in that developing country. He was aided by Gastao Gracie, a Brazilian scholar and politician of Scottish decent. To show his gratitude, the Jiu-Jitsu master taught the basic secrets of that ancient fighting style to Gastao’s son, Carlos Gracie. Carlos and his brothers, particularly Helio, changed the original art, adding new techniques and discarding older, less efficient ones. At that point, Jiu-Jitsu became Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a more efficient and complete fighting system.
Professor Bob McRoberts
4th Degree Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Champion
Founder: Jaguar Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
Our Academy in Brazil: Claudio Bueno Jiu-Jitsu