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    Well, GJJ has always been about "proof" so...
    Like in the old days:
    Carlos Gracie Jr. VS Rorion Gracie ( with the mustache)

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    Originally posted by En
    Oh ****, a cumberbum.
    *Makes note to self not to quit BJJ for another 50 years*.

    On a small tangent, there's this 58 year old purple belt who trains at Alliance, he started when he was 52. Even though the other purples were owning him, it was still quite impressive for a dude to start that old and still be able to roll.
    Good thing I'm 54, two years ago I might have started BJJ, but now I'm just too old.

    I think that Helio's place in ma history is secure and whoever is the head of GJJ is just going to be some guy who is the top guy, and will never have Helio's prestige, fame, and honor.

    The size thing is universal to ma, IMHO. Seems to work too, just drop into any Honolulu school and spar those little Asian guys. (LOTS of schools to chose from, but they all seem to have many 5'6" tough local Japanese (something about their penis size or lack of stature makes them receive great joy from hurting big white guys like me).

    "Good technique must use with big guy!" said Osaka (upteenth dan, head of Utah Wado) after he dropped an aggressive huge fellow who was beating up one of Osaka's bbs in class. The large guy lasted about 1.5 seconds after bowing; Osaka front kicked him in the nads.

    and actually in Kosho Ryu we do grappling (and sword, stick, standup etc) and while I suck, I did learn what "giving an arm" meant (guy just gave it to me!) and won a match.
    "Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez

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    Jenfu :

    Hans Bristol has the Sequined Vest market cornered , man - damn Magicians ...

    You COULD take the Ascots though !!!

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    Anthony that sounds awesome.

    lol at your avator...
    "Training = pain." - I said that.

    PizDoff when drunk: "I'm actually MOST pissed that my target for the evening got drink...then I gave her my Bullshido Canada hoodie like a gentleman because she was outside with not much on...did I mention she barfed twice when I got our jackets...steaming barf is kinda fascinating..." - PizDoff.

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    Maybe fedora's are the next step.
    A nice hat adds a certain class to any endevour.

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    Or Berets ...

    BUT , if you did Beanies ... just THINK of the Possibilities !!!

    "I earned my Blue Beanie/Orange Propeller last night !!!"

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    Originally posted by redrover
    BJJ is slowly evolving into AJJ (American Jiu-Jitsu)
    Your statement is asinine

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    There is actually a term coined for the americans' dominance in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. We were discussing this at the academy the other day with the guys but couldn't remember the term. I think that because the Gracies, etc...are mostly in the U.S., we have some BJJ people that are better than the Brazilians. The quality of the training in the US is very very good. Does anyone know the term I am talking about? In Brazil they call it something like = American invasion, American takeover, American something, I can't remember.

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    Originally posted by Anthony

    IMHO, if there is a GM, it is Helio Gracie.
    I dare you to go tell that to Carlson. Helio is one of the founding fathers, but not THE founding father.

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    Originally posted by Anthony
    Same thing, only Gracies are allowed to use GJJ.
    Rorion trademarked the term Gracie Jiu-Jitsu so that's why it is refered to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by many. Whorion, I mean Rorion didn't want any one else to use the name at all, even family member. But they get around this by using their whole name, ex: Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Carlson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Renzo Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, etc.

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