Thursday, 9 July 2015

Once we were warriors part 2: The Gracie Challenge

In order to prove their martial art, the Gracies offered an open challenge to the public.

Carlos Gracie went to the local newspaper and put an ad.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gracie_Challenge

For generations, the Gracies fought challengers from every martial arts styles.

The challenge were fought under vale tudo rules most of the times.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vale_tudo

Once Rorion Gracie moved to the USA, he kept the tradition of the Gracie challenge like the rest of the Gracie clan.

Rorion also organised the first UFC in order to promote Gracie Jiu Jitsu.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UFC_1

The videos below are called Gracie Jiu Jitsu in Action.

It is made from videos from such challenge matches.