Royce Gracie: 'If you don't know the basics, you don't know s***, sorry'

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2/4/11 12:38 AM by BJJER

Definetly seems like good logic on your part but...Evidently, Jiu jitsu came from older arts that were based in India. And so we would then have to call it something else. In addition don't you think that if you said simply "I train Jiu-jitsu" you would have people who belive you train in traditional Japanese JJ? That is not what I do! Many times to avoid such a scenario I will just say I grapple. I don't know why but many more people in the general public understand what that is. Maybe in 20 years it might suffice to say that you do jiu jitsu. Jiu jistu meaning you do takedowns, play guard, do submissions, some self defense and maybe even some punchng and kicking. Oh wait, that's MMA. (or UFC haha)

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2/4/11 12:38 AM by BJJER

Definetly seems like good logic on your part but...Evidently, Jiu jitsu came from older arts that were based in India. And so we would then have to call it something else. In addition don't you think that if you said simply "I train Jiu-jitsu" you would have people who belive you train in traditional Japanese JJ? That is not what I do! Many times to avoid such a scenario I will just say I grapple. I don't know why but many more people in the general public understand what that is. Maybe in 20 years it might suffice to say that you do jiu jitsu. Jiu jistu meaning you do takedowns, play guard, do submissions, some self defense and maybe even some punchng and kicking. Oh wait, that's MMA. (or UFC haha)

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2/3/11 11:32 PM by JacT

Japanese Judo has names for EVERY position. And every hold. The Gracies never claimed they invented everything, but they definately invented an Art.Royce did not call out Eddie. Greek and Latin are NOT the same as english, but we share a common origin. Cricket and baseball are not the same game... are they related? Sure. Eddie is a good marketer. He never said Royce said it was Eddie he called out, but he IMPLIED it by posting.JacT

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2/3/11 11:32 PM by JacT

Japanese Judo has names for EVERY position. And every hold. The Gracies never claimed they invented everything, but they definately invented an Art.Royce did not call out Eddie. Greek and Latin are NOT the same as english, but we share a common origin. Cricket and baseball are not the same game... are they related? Sure. Eddie is a good marketer. He never said Royce said it was Eddie he called out, but he IMPLIED it by posting.JacT

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2/3/11 11:30 PM by BlueDream

IF anything ever warranted a twitter campaign this is it

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2/3/11 11:30 PM by BlueDream

IF anything ever warranted a twitter campaign this is it

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2/3/11 11:21 PM by RyanWilcox

I got that.This site is full of pussies.

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2/3/11 11:21 PM by RyanWilcox

I got that.This site is full of pussies.

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2/3/11 11:17 PM by cincibill

How dare you jackass Americans use language to communicate and advanced training methods to improve.The human body moves, his father moved, his father knew the basics, hence everything you see in the UFC was invented by his family.

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2/3/11 11:17 PM by cincibill

How dare you jackass Americans use language to communicate and advanced training methods to improve.The human body moves, his father moved, his father knew the basics, hence everything you see in the UFC was invented by his family.