brazilian jiu jitsu in redondo beach : Two Lineages
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Origins
Gracie Lineage- from wikipedia
- Carlos Gracie (Brazil, 1902–1994) was taught judo by Otávio Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese emigrant to Brazil who was then a 4th dan Kodokan judoka. Carlos then passed the teachings on to his brothers Oswaldo, Gastão Jr., Jorge, and Hélio. In 1925, the brothers opened their first academy in Brazil, marking the beginning of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
- Helio Gracie (Brazil, 1913–2009) was a Brazilian martial artist who, together with his brother Carlos Gracie, founded the martial art of Gracie jiu-jitsu, known internationally as Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ). Until his death, Gracie was the only living 10th degree master of that system, and is widely considered as one of the first sports heroes in Brazilian history.
* Luiz França (Brazil) was taught judo by Otávio Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese emigrant to Brazil who was then a 4th dan Kodokan judoka. Luiz França was awarded the 10th degree red belt by the Federação de Jiu-Jitsu Olimpico do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (FJJO (RJ)) after his death. Luiz was also taught by [[Soshihiro Satake]]. Luiz then passed the teachings on to Oswaldo Baptista Fadda (Brazi 1921 – 2005) who was a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, reaching the rank of 9th Dan Red Belt. Fadda is known for being one of the highest ranked non-Gracie black belts and also for teaching students from the poorer areas of Rio de Janeiro, where jiu-jitsu was regarded as a upper-class sport. Fadda’s lineage, the most prominent second to Carlos Gracie lineage, still survives through his links with today’s teams such as Nova União, Grappling Fight Team, as well as Deo Jiu-Jitsu (Deoclecio Paulo) and Equipe Mestre Wilson Jiu-Jitsu (Wilson Pereira Mattos).
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