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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. The art was derived from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan judo (which itself is derived from Japanese Jujutsu) in the early 20th century.
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Jujutsu
Jujutsu is a Japanese martial art and a method of close combat for defeating an armed and armored opponent in which one uses no weapon, or only a short weapon. The word jujutsu is often spelled as jujitsu, ju-jitsu or jiu-jitsu, this is due to the difficulties in translating the Japanese writing system, which uses ideograms, to languages which use an alphabet.
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Renzo Gracie
Renzo Gracie (born March 11, 1967) is a Gracie Barra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Carlos Gracie Jr. and a retired mixed martial arts fighter. He is member of the Gracie family of Brazil. He is the son of Robson Gracie, grandson of Carlos Gracie, nephew of Carlos Gracie, Jr. and grandnephew of Helio Gracie. A world famous Jiu-Jitsu coach, Gracie has helped train a number of professional fighters such as: Matt Serra, Ricardo Almeida, Georges St.
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World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
The World Jiu-Jitsu Championship (commonly known as Mundials) is the most prestigious Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) tournament in the world. They are hosted annually by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. The first Mundial tournament to be held outside of Brazil was in 2007 at the California State University in Long Beach, California, USA. This trend continued with the 2008 Mundials, once again in Long Beach, California.
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Matt Serra
Matthew John Serra (born June 2, 1974) is an American mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. He is a former UFC Welterweight Champion and an ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship silver medalist. He began practicing martial arts at an early age, first studying kung fu. In the 1990s, he began studying Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Renzo Gracie and on May 23, 2000 he obtained his black belt, the first American to do so under Gracie.
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Carlos Newton
Carlos Newton (born August 17, 1976) is a retired Canadian mixed martial artist and former UFC Welterweight Champion. He is considered one of the true pioneers in the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Known as "The Ronin", he competed worldwide in the biggest MMA organizations including UFC, Pride FC, IFL, K-1, Shooto and most recently W-1. Newton is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt under his coach Terry Riggs at Warrior MMA Newmarket Canada.
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Carlson Gracie
Carlson Gracie, Sr. (August 13, 1932 – February 1, 2006) was a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He was the eldest son of Carlos Gracie, founder of the system with his uncle Hélio Gracie, and learned the art from his uncle and his father. He was a member of the legendary Gracie family.
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Rorion Gracie
Rorion Gracie (born 1952) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and instructor, a prominent member of the Gracie family, and a founder of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He is the oldest son of Hélio Gracie and one of the few people in the world to hold a 9th degree red belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, receiving that promotion on October 27, 2003 from his father. He is considered the first practitioner to bring widespread awareness of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the United States.
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International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) is the major and most prestigious governing body for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) that hosts several of the biggest tournaments in the world, including the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Nogi World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship and European Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship. The federation was created by Carlos Gracie, Jr. , who is the head of one of the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu associations Gracie Barra.
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Travis Lutter
Travis S. Lutter (born May 12, 1973) is an American mixed martial artist who won the The Ultimate Fighter 4 reality show. His UFC record, not including his exhibition wins on The Ultimate Fighter 4, is 2–4. He is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Carlos Machado.
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Cesar Gracie
Cesar Gracie is a 7th degree Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and former mixed martial arts fighter who trains a number of top fighters in Pleasant Hill, California. Cesar is a member of the Gracie family, the son of Sonja Gracie-Gronning (who is the daughter of Carlos Gracie) and not to be confused with his cousin also named Cesar Gracie who is the son of Reylson Gracie.
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American Kickboxing Academy
The American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) is a martial arts gym located in San Jose, California. It is one of the pioneering schools of mixed martial arts (MMA). Prominent trainers include Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo master Dave Camarillo, Bob Cook, Derek Yuen, Lynn Schutz, Ted Lucio and Javier Mendez.
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Pan American Championship (Jiu Jitsu)
The Pan-American Championship, often referred to colloquially as the "Pan Ams", is the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament held in North America. The event which is held annually by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.
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Alliance Jiu Jitsu
Alliance (pronounced ah-lee-AHN-say from the Brazilian origin but uh-LAHY-uhns is the American/English form) is one of the most prominent Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu associations, and the current, defending World team champions, having won the team title at the World Championships in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. They also won the World Championships back to back in 1998 and 1999. Alliance was founded by Romero "Jacare" Cavalcanti and his students Fabio Gurgel, Alexandre Paiva and Fernando Gurgel.
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10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu
10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu is a non-traditional style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu developed by Eddie Bravo. The characteristics that distinguish it from traditional grappling are its strong focus on alternative and unconventional techniques, and its foundations without using a gi. Victory Belt Publishing released three manuals covering techniques of the 10th Planet system, one in 2006, a second in 2007. , and finallythe third in 2011.
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European Championship (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)
The European Championship is the most prestigious and largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament held in Europe by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. This championship has been held since 2004 in January, in Lisbon, Portugal.
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World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup
The tournament is being promoted as the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu event in the world. Supported personally by his Highness the Supreme Prince and Commander In Chief of the United Arab Emirates National Army, H. H. Sheik Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the inaugural 2009 tournament had the prize purse of US$111,000.
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Team Lloyd Irvin
Team Lloyd Irvin is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu organization in the Mid-Atlantic States of the U.S. Their most famous team members include UFC Bantamweight Champion Dominick Cruz, UFC fighters Brandon Vera, Phil Davis, and Kris McCray, WEC fighter Muhsin Corbbrey, UWC Champion Mike Easton, grapplers Mike Fowler, Jonathan Torres, Marcos Torregrosa and former teammate Ryan Hall who placed third in ADCC.
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The Jitsu Foundation
Jitsu redirects here. For the Masters of the Universe character, see Jitsu (Masters of the Universe). The Jitsu Foundation100 Logo of The Jitsu FoundationAlso known as TJFFocus Self defenceCountry of origin 22x20px UK, but derived from 22x20px JapanCreator Peter Farrar, Brian GrahamParenthood Judo (and other Jujutsu ryu)Official website http://www. jitsufoundation. org 50x40px This article needs additional citations for verification.
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João Cunha

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Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Rio de Janeiro
Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Rio de Janeiro is a governing body of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The current president of the federation is 9th degree red belt Grandmaster Carlos Robson Gracie. The federation is the official certifying entity for the Gracie style of jiu-jitsu. Specifically, it controls all teaching certifications, as well as all promotions to the rank of black belt and above.
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Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a mixed martial arts and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training facility located in Pleasant Hill, California and is home to numerous highly ranked mixed martial artists who compete in organizations such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Strikeforce.
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Confederação Brasileira de Jiu Jitsu Olímpico

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Pan Nogi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship
The Pan Nogi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championshipis a Nogi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) tournament. They are hosted annually by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.
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Master and seniors international jiu-jitsu championship
The Master and seniors international jiu-jitsu championship is a contest realized annually since 1996, in Tijuca Tênis Clube, in Rio de Janeiro. The event is open to all society. Acording to CBJJ, "the main goal is to stimulate elders athletes, in a specific contest, restoring the image of this sport witch, when well taught, is very valuable in education, graduating men with moral characters".
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Brazillian Jiu Jitsu

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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Theory and Technique
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Theory and Technique is a book first published in 2001, co-authored by Renzo Gracie, Royler Gracie, Kid Peligro and John Danaher and illustrated by Ricardo Azoury. It was written on the request of Sheik Tahnoon Bin Zayed Al Nayan, creator of the ADCC. The book describes the "paradigm shift in the martial arts in favor of grappling styles" as a result of MMA events, such as UFC 1, in the early 1990s.
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Rio International Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship
The Rio International Open Jiu-Jitsu Championship is a contest realized annually since 2008, in Tijuca Tênis Clube, in Rio de Janeiro. The event is open to all society. This championship occurs simultaneously to Master and seniors international jiu-jitsu championship
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List of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners
This is a list of notable Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioners.
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Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship
The Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship (commonly known as the Brazilian Nationals) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) tournament held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. They are hosted annually by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.
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World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup 2011
World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup 2011 is a third annual installment of the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu event in the world, with combined prize fund of one million US dollars.
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Lone Star Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation 2

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Asian Open Championship (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)
The Asian Championship is the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament held in Asia by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. This championship has been held since 2006, semi-annual in Tokyo, Japan.
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Confederação Brasileira de Jiu Jitsu Olímpico
Confederação Brasileira de Jiu Jitsu Olímpico (CBJJO) is the past governing body for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil that hosted several popular international competitions. CBJJO means Brazilian Confederation of Olympic Jiu Jitsu in English.
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2000 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
The 2000 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship was held at Tijuca Tênis Clube, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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2003 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
The 2003 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship was held at Tijuca Tênis Clube, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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2002 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
The 2002 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship was held at Tijuca Tênis Clube, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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2005 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
The 2005 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship was held at Tijuca Tênis Clube, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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2006 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
The 2006 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship was held at Tijuca Tênis Clube, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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2007 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
The 2008 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship was held at California State University in Long Beach, California, USA. It was the first Mundial tournament to be held outside of Brazil.
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Josh Griffiths (Jiu Jitsu practitioner)
Josh Griffiths is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) practitioner, and an instructor of the sport in New York. Josh is currently a black belt in BJJ. His highest accomplishments to date include becoming champion of the 2011 Abu Dhabi Pro Canadian Trials, 2011 Abu Dhabi Pro New Jersey Trials, 2010 NAGA No Gi Expert Division, and 2010 Abu Dhabi Pro Canadian Trials.
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Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (book)
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu is a technical book written by Helio Gracie, published, in first edition, in 2006, by Editora Saraiva.
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Sport Jiu-Jitsu
Sport Jiu-Jitsu is a mixed martial arts style with safety restrictions permitting it to be practiced legally in many jurisdictions where professional mixed martial arts is banned. It was founded in Hawaii in 1977 by Robert Kranstz and Ron Forrester as a method of combining judo and kickboxing into one sport. There are both gi and no gi competitions. It has a large following primarily in Europe, but also many participants in the United States and other jurisdictions.
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2008 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
The 2008 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship was held at California State University in Long Beach, California, USA.
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2004 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
The 2004 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship was held at Tijuca Tênis Clube, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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2001 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
The 2001 World Jiu-Jitsu Championship was held at Tijuca Tênis Clube, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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