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Ground attack Gracie Jiu-Jitsu - Team Pedro Sauer

Ground Attack Gracie Jiu Jitsu is a proud member of the "Pedro Sauer Association". Under the tutelage of Professor Mark Cukro, Mark is a Black Belt under Pedro Sauer. Master Pedro Sauer received his Black Belt in 1985 from Grand Master Helio Gracie and Rickson Gracie. http://pedrosauer.com/psbjja/page.asp-id=4.html

A brief history of BJJ,

In 1914, Esai Maeda, also known as “Count Koma,” arrived in Brazil to establish a Japanese immigration colony. Maeda was aided in his quest by a Brazilian scholar of Scottish heritage, Gastao Gracie. Maeda was no ordinary immigrant; he was a direct pupil of the founder of Judo, Jigaro Kano. Further, Maeda was a master of both Judo and Japanese Jiu-Jitsu.

To repay Gastao’s kindness, Maeda taught Gastao’s oldest son, Carlos, the arts of Judo and Jiu-Jitsu. In turn, Carlos then taught the art to three of his four brothers: Oswaldo, Gastao, and George. And in 1925, the first Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy was opened in Rio de Janeiro.

The fourth brother, Helio, was a frail young man, weighing only 135 pounds. Therefore, he was not included in the original instruction. However, he watched attentively from the side of the mat. One day when the other brothers failed to show up to teach class, Helio provided instruction based on his modified versions of the Jiu-Jitsu techniques. Helio focused on using leverage, rather than strength, to apply the techniques.

The concept of techniques based on leverage, not strength, became the essential principle of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or BJJ. To prove the effectiveness of their art, the Gracies followed in the tradition of Maeda and provided an open challenge to anyone who doubted the applicability of BJJ in a real fight. These challenges, known as “Vale Tudo” (Portuguese for “anything goes”) matches, manifested themselves in a manner of combat that is the precursor to today’s MMA.

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483 S. Broadway
Forestcity, NC 28043
United States
Phone: 828-305-0490

Martial Art Styles

The following Martial Arts Styles are offered at Ground attack Gracie Jiu-Jitsu - Team Pedro Sauer:

  • Brazilian Jiu-jitsu
  • Jiu-Jitsu (Jujutsu/Jujitsu)

Programs & Class Schedule

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu begginer private classes begin at 5:00 pm on Tue and Thu. Saturday mornings are also availible. All current classes are by apointment only. Please contact me for availible times.
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