[BOOKS] ✭ With the Back on the Ground By Luiz Otavio Laydner – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk It wasn’t likely without the benefit of hindsight anyone in the crowd at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver Colorado that 12th of November 1993 had a clue that they were witnessing history in the maki It wasn’t likely without the benefit Back on ePUB ↠ of hindsight anyone in the crowd at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver Colorado that th of November had a clue that they were witnessing history in the making The modest audience attending UFC was certainly surprised as they left the venue Partly the surprise had to do with the violence they’d just seen real human combat with no rules or With the PDF \ limits mutually agreed to by contestants caged into a fenced enclosure But that sense of surprise was also due to how easily the tournament winner dispatched his adversaries The time his three fights lasted in all five minutes less than two rounds of a professional boxing bout They’d have been surprised still had they known the champion wasn’t even in the top tier of his art’s practitioners back in the Back on Epub Û his homeland With Royce Gracie’s victories at the subseuent events the community of martial arts scholars became acuainted with what is now known as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu but at the time wasn’t yet called by that name Naturally analysis of this phenomenon brought with it controversy What ensued was an intense “battle for legitimacy” where experts in an array of martial arts sought to no avail to come to a consensus on just what Brazilian jiu jitsu is what the Gracies’ role in its development was etc Truth is it is a modern day expression of an ancient philosophy of combat Its initial success was the conseuence of a process that began years prior when a group of Japanese martial artists brought judo to America and over the course of years unconsciously adapted their techniues to deal with the problem at hand when they were repeatedly challenged by American wrestlers who were almost invariably bigger and stronger The natural conseuence of this was the development of a style of fighting that would respect the natural physiology of humans and a peculiar combat philosophy The outcome of this philosophy of pursuing superiority led to the creation of vale tudo in s Rio de Janeiro That was the starting point of the timeline in which Brazilian jiu jitsu developed uite unmethodically mixing combat in the gi no gi and “valendo tudo” or “anything goes” At several points the art came close to extinction or being absorbed by judo escaping this fate mainly because of the obstinacy of Hélio Gracie From the ‘s onwards Brazilian jiu jitsu plotted a path of near total isolation restricted to a small number of practitioners but preserving the original combat philosophy a still frame of an era on its way to forgottenness Until it captured the world’s attention on November How this process unfolded that is the aim of this book.
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- With the Back on the Ground
- Luiz Otavio Laydner
- 09 September 2016 Luiz Otavio Laydner