shen - Terrific video and Bob Anderson is a Legend.
I've seen it before and my question is always this: HOW could the Gracies not already know the Americana(ude garami) at that point?
Ude Garami is one of the most basic submissions in Judo. It is unfathomable to me that they didn't already know it AND there are videos of the Gracies doing it many years before the Late 70s.
So this story I have never understood. --Maybe he showed them better mechanics? I don't know.
Good question. Maybe the clue is in the video itself in that the Gracies were initially deceptive in getting Bob to train with them. They asked to see a submission and he showed them what he knew so they named the move after him. Kimura didn’t invent the move either but it’s called that after him as a sign of resoect as well...just speculation.
That's kinda interesting...
I guess we do the same thing today, some top player will do a move really well and people will start calling it after them, even though the move is older than they are.