Do Brazilians call Jiu-Jitsu, Brazilians Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil?

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  1. CajunJudoka

    CajunJudoka Judo Brown BJJ Brown

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    I'm not sure but I don't think they do. It seems like every interview I read and website I go to the Brazilians call it just Jiu-Jitsu or Pedro Alberto Jiu-Jitsu or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu or Alliance Jiu-Jitsu. Is this just an american term? I mean the Jiu-Jitsu the Gracies learned was from Count Koma and he was Japanese and he didn't teach them BJJ he taught them Judo/Jiu-Jitsu that he learned in Japan.

    Please don't come on here and say, but Helio took what he learned and changed the techs to make them easier for a smaller man. Have you ever looked at the size of Jigaro Kano Sensei or Mifune Sensei? He may have made his style of Jiu-Jitsu but he didn't change the Techs.

    Let's just discuss the term BJJ and where it is used.


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  2. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    The Brazilians just call it "Jiu Jitsu" in conversation.
     
  3. Disastorm

    Disastorm White Belt

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    Just wanted to point out that Maeda never learned any Jujutsu. He beat jujutsu champions but he was only ever Judo (and sumo when he was young). IMO its quite confusing that Brazilian Jiujitsu is called that since it should really be called Brazilian Judo or Brazilian newaza or something since it was only indirectly related to jujutsu through Judo.
     
  4. nni

    nni Orange Belt

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    jujutsu?
     
  5. Disastorm

    Disastorm White Belt

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    yea bro, japanese origin of judo from which brazilian jiu-jitsu got it's name, i'm sure you've heard of it.
     
  6. mat worm

    mat worm Yellow Belt

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    They call is "zhoo zhitsu".
     
  7. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

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    In China, they refer to Chinese food simply as "food."

    I know, I just blew you mind...

    Also, zhoo zhitsu, IMO
     
  8. BigStaff

    BigStaff Purple Belt

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    Since they are "Brazilian" they probably figure you know what type of Jiu Jitsu they are talking about
     
  9. RadBoy

    RadBoy He conquers who endures

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    How do you pop a wheelie on a unicycle?
     
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    Canadian bacon in Canada is just bacon. Food for thought.

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  13. Auspex

    Auspex Brown Belt

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    I'm sure someone can enlighten me..

    Is there a background of why Helio adopted the JuiJitsu name instead of Judo or another?
     
  14. ShindoNinja

    ShindoNinja faixa marrom

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    It's not though. You guys call it Canadian bacon and we call that back bacon. Regular bacon is the same is what you guys call bacon.
     
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    ShindoNinja faixa marrom

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    I thought that Meada told them they were learning jujitsu. Jujutsu was the Japanese term for most of their martial arts back then. Judo is just a ruleset.
     
  16. Goldbricker

    Goldbricker Orange Belt

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    Bacon your pardon?
     
  17. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

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    Seriously, I will relate that in Brazil, they mostly just said zhoo zhitsu, but once in a while called it jiu jitsu Brasiliero if they were trying to distinguish it from something else.
     
  18. alkaline02

    alkaline02 Green Belt

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    I think because it was called Kano Jiu-Jitsu at the time. The Gracies then named their form similarly, Gracie Jiu-Jitsu
     
  19. redaxe

    redaxe Silver Belt

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    THOSE AREN'T PILLOWS!!!

    lol, wrong movie though, that was from Planes, Trains and Automobiles.
     
  20. CajunJudoka

    CajunJudoka Judo Brown BJJ Brown

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    I agree with you but I didn't to start another one of those threads. I know at first it was called Kano JJ then went to Judo.

    Lots of crap answers... awesome. I think the reason they don't call it Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was becaue they learned Gracie Jiu Jitsu or Sylvio Behring Jiu Jitsu or Alliance Jiu Jitsu. I think the Brazilian was thrown in there for marketing reasons. Good job! It worked! Everybody seems to know what BJJ means.
     

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