The Untold Story of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil

Volume 3


Updated Edition available June 1, 2016



Choque: The Untold Story of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil, Volume 3, 1961-1999, describes the big and small fights of the famous names and forgotten heroes and legends of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, based on verifiable Portuguese and Japanese sources. A few of the many individuals  discussed are Carlos Gracie, Helio Gracie, Sumiyuki Kotani and Chugo Sato, Oscar Santa Maria, George Gracie, Robson Gracie, Carlson Gracie, Rolls Gracie, Rorion Gracie, Relson Gracie, Reyson Gracie, Reylson Gracie, Rocian Gracie, Rickson Gracie, Royce Gracie, Royler Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Rilion Gracie, Roger Gracie, Reila Gracie, Ralph Gracie, Carlos Gracie Jr., Clair Gracie, Oswaldo Fada, Almir Ribeiro, João Alberto Barreto, Helio Vigio, Pedro Hemeterio, Waldemar Santana, Valdo Santana, Ivan Gomes, Arturo Emidio, George Mehdi, Zulu, Marcelo Behring, Edson Carvalho, Murilo Bustamante, Wallid Farid Ismail, and hundreds of others. Includes full references, extensive notes, index, and six appendixes (fighters, fighters, records, academies, technical evolution of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and terminology) and 31 pictures.


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