Wednesday, January 13, 2016

In this video a man with ten years of Kung Fu experience walked into the Renzo Gracie Academy in NY to challenge his style against a jiu-jitsu fighter. This ‘fight’ was apparently agreed to have the two disagreed about what works in martial arts. The rules were that only open handed strikes would be allowed.

In the first go, the jiu-jitsu fight attacks with some quick strikes and is quickly able to move into a clinch and pull guard. He very quickly longs in an arm triangle choke from the bottom and the Kung Fu fighter tries to poke his eyes. The jiu-jitsu fighter rolls to mount and submits his opponent.

Open to sparring again, the two shake hands and after some ineffective striking exchanges, they again end up in the clinch and the jiu-jitsu fighter quickly locks in a guillotine choke forcing his opponent to submit.

The two have a couple more rounds, but each time the jiu-jitsu fighter wins. At this point, Renzo Gracie tells his fighter to not punch or kick and only use takedowns and submissions. The Kung Fu fighter is still allowed to strike.

The two spar three or four more times and each time the jiu-jitsu fighter is able to avoid strikes, get the fight to the ground, and submit his opponent.

About Renzo Gracie

One of the true martial arts legends, Renzo Gracie is a Jiu-Jitsu black belt from the famous Gracie family. Renzo was born on March 11, 1967, in Rio de Janeiro – Brazil. He is the grandson of Gracie Jiu Jitsu founder Carlos Gracie and son of 9th Dan BJJ black belt Robson Gracie, brother to Ralph and Ryan Gracie. Like most men in the Gracie family,  Renzo started training Jiu Jitsu as an infant. He had formal instructor from many of the Gracie patriarchs, but to of his biggest influences were the legendary Rolls Gracie and Carlos Gracie Jr (the man who later awarded him his black belt).