GTR Archives 2000-2020

 

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Jiu-Jitsu History Resources on 

Global Training Report

 

All texts are written or translated by Roberto Pedreira and Yoko Kondo, unless indicated otherwise, and protected by applicable copyright law.

 

Lost pictures of George Mehdi, March 26, 2021

 

The Noguchi brothers and the Closely Guarded Secrets of Jiu-Jitsu (柔術), October 19, 2020

 

Prof. Kano's Villa in Abiko (February 27, 2020)

 

18 Myths and Misconceptions about Mitsuyo Maeda (aka Conde Koma). (October 22, 2019)

Is The Oswaldo Fadda Lineage a Non-Gracie Lineage? by guest contributor Robert Drysdale (January 1, 2019)

 

Mitsuyo Maeda Promotes Five Brazilians, by guest contributor Robert Drysdale (November  26, 2018) 

 

Who was Oscar Gracie and who taught him Jiu-Jitsu? By guest contributor Robert Drysdale (February 13, 2018)

 

The Greatest Heavyweight Boxing Champion of All Time. By Roberto Pedreira (February 1, 2017)  

 

What Is Jiu-Jitsu? By Roberto Pedreira (November 3, 2016)

 

Negative Judo (2016 Olympic Judo Analysis). By Roberto Pedreira. (September 3, 2016)

 

Myths, Misconceptions, and Misinformation about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Japan (August 30, 2016; updated March 24, 2021)

 

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu versus Japanese Judo, 1951 and 2002, Part 1: Gathering Storm (Part 1 includes pictures, comments by Royce and Yoshida, interview with Helio, prediction by Mario Sperry), (August 18, 2016)

 

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu versus Japanese Judo, 1951 and 2002, Part 2: Aftermath (Part 2 includes pictures, interviews with Helio, comments by Yoshida, and analysts) (August 18, 2016)

 

Top 9 Classic Historical Myths and Misconceptions about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, By Roberto Pedreira (July 25, 2016)

 

Four Questions about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu History, by Roberto Pedreira (June 18, 2016)

 

Top 3 Myths and Misconceptions from Gracies in Action 2, by Roberto Pedreira (June 1, 2016)

 

Top 24 Myths and Misconceptions about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Pat Jordan's 1989 Playboy Article about Rorion Gracie, by Roberto Pedreira (May 11, 2016)

 

Roberto Pedreira Quebra Silêncio (Roberto Pedreira reveals the truth about BJJ history)

 

Top 18 Myths and Misconceptions from Gracies in Action 1, by Roberto Pedreira, (April 19, 2016; updated May 11, 2016)

 

Top 30 Myths and Misconceptions about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, By Roberto Pedreira (March 17, 2016; updated May 9, 2016)

 

The Origins of Jiu-Jitsu: The Father of All Fights" by Dr. Helcio Leal Binda (Ex-Vice President of Federacao de Jiu-Jitsu of Rio de Janeiro) revised by Reyson Gracie (Grand Master, Red Belt, 8-grau), translated by Roberto Pedreira.

 

Jiu-Jitsu Brasileiro, by Eduardo Pereira, Mestre 8-grau de Jiu-Jitsu, From Boletim da Federação de Jiu-Jitsu,  Ano 1, No. 1, Setembro 1998, translated by Roberto Pedreira.

 

Carlos Gracie: O Criador de uma Dinastia,  by Reila Gracie (29 part book review by Roberto Pedreira).

 

Japan's Ultimate Martial Art: Jujitsu before 1882, By Darrell Max Craig (book review by Roberto Pedreira).

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See also these GTR interviews with Hélio Gracie: 

Interview with Hélio Gracie 1 translated by Yoko Kondo.

 

Interview with  Hélio Gracie 2 translated by Roberto Pedreira.

 

Interview with  Hélio Gracie 3 translated by Roberto Pedreira.

Interview with  Hélio Gracie 4 translated by Roberto Pedreira.

 

 

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And these GTR accounts of the Gracie Judo Challenges:

Gracie Invasion 1  (January 13, 1987) written, translated, and transcribed by Roberto Pedreira.

 

Gracie Invasion 2  (July 27, 1988) written, translated, and transcribed by Roberto Pedreira.

 

And many interviews with many fighters here, (Rickson, Royce, Royler, Sakuraba, Renzo, Ryan, Hugo Duarte, Mario Sperry, Murilo Bustamante, Alan Goes, Vanderlei Silva, Vitor Belfort, Fernando Terere, and many more).

 

 

Jiu-Jitsu history books by Roberto Pedreira 

 

Craze 2: The Life and Times of Jiu-Jitsu, 1905-1914 (October 14, 2019), by Roberto Pedreira (book)

 

Craze 1: The Life and Times of Jiu-Jitsu, 1854-1904 (October 10, 2018), by Roberto Pedreira (book)

 

Choque 1: The Untold Story of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil. 1856-1949 (3rd Edition, June 1,  2016), by Roberto Pedreira (book)

 

Choque 2: The Untold Story of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil.  1950-1960 (updated edition, June 16, 2016), by Roberto Pedreira (book)

 

Choque 3: The Untold Story of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil, 1961-1999 (updated edition, June 1, 2016), by Roberto Pedreira  (Book)

 

Jiu-Jitsu in the South Zone, 1997-2008, by Roberto Pedreira (book)

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

           

GTR Archives 2000-2020