Attack the Back - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu – A History

Photo courtesy of We came across this article and you should definitely read it whether you are an 'old hand' (pun intended) or brand sparkling new to Jiu jitsu! Well written and full of useful info you will want to know and pass on. Thank you Richard at! For the full article please go to

Another thing to note is that the Gracies were not the only line from Mitsuyo Maeda for Brazilian Jiujitsu. There are strong teams even today that have survived, thrived and have a direct (non-Gracie) connection to Maeda. To read about this lesser known fact, please go to and

Enjoy! To know is to learn, to learn is to question, to question is to know.

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