Brazilian JiuJitsu is Kodokan Judo


Could it be true?

Is that which is called Brazilian JuJitsu really Kodokan Judo from Japan?

As far as I am able to gather at this point Brazilian JuJitsu seems to have been taught by Mae da, a student of Prof. Kano, with variations in techniques.

Kimono, Atama, Shogun, Yamato Dam ashii.....all these Bjjers' favorite words are Japanese words.

Of course we should respect the Gracies for bring newaza back in the spotlight but it has been a part of Judo for a very long time. Tachiwaza is after all only the half of the art.

Does that mean that Bjj is only half what it was originally? ;-)

Richard

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