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  • Ivan Gomes Research Paper

    ability was also owed to his training with high caliber judokas such as Hayashi Kawamura in Recife and Massaioshi Saito in Belem do Pará, with whom he perfected his Kata-Guruma throw (Fireman’s carry). Ivan and Jose made their names fighting Northeastern states of Brazil, away from the Gracie family buzz. This is a region with a very unique Jiu-Jitsu history, one where Takeo Yano and George Gracie (see Gracie Jiu-Jitsu history) were the true progenitors of this grappling style. Master Takeo Yano, who taught George Gracie and Biuson Osmar, did not follow just Jigoro Kano’s Kodokan doctrine. Instead, Yano was a Japanese Navy man and an expert in hand to hand combat. He was a student of Hajime Isogai (first 10th Degree alive from Kodokan and first Judo Master in the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai, the first official martial arts organization sanctioned by the Emperor to standardize martial arts throughout Japan and promoted the martial virtues of samurai warriors); Yano did not just focus in grappling sporting environment, because the Butoku kai leaned towards mixing techniques with other styles… Ivan´s record of victories brought him some recognition and soon an opportunity to fight Brazil’s number 1 fighter of the time, Carlson Gracie, emerged. Ivan Gomes was a hungry 23 year old kid and immediately accepted the fight. The fight with Carlson Gracie occurred on the 28th of December, 1963 at the Sesc pavilion in Recife; and it ended in a draw. Many years after their encounter, Carlson…

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  • Controversies Of Judo

    Controversies Of Judo The controversies that judo is solely a sport martial art and does not well apply to self-defense are endless. However, I personally believe that judo is one of the best martial arts to defend one's self. The majority of people say that the lack of strike and kick training in judo results in vulnerability. Others say that the heavy use of the 'GI' (practice uniform) is just crippling the players for “real life” circumstances. There's also the argument that there's too much…

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  • Descriptive Essay Gym

    “The Tiger With No Eyes” We had made a complete stop in front of Halawa District Park Gym. The Lawakua Kajukenbo Club students unloaded the bus of goodies: variety boxes of Lays chips and granola bars, overly-used sparring equipment, bags of slightly deflated red kicking shields with black straps, tables and tent poles. I pulled my two scrawny arms around a box of Quaker Oats granola bars and followed the pack. As my friends and I turned the corner, the rest of the group formed a home base…

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  • Essay About Wrestling

    The discourse community for wrestling is different from most that I have heard. It could be similar to most high school sports because every high school has their own way of saying things. This Community differs from other communities because if you have never heard a person who wrestles talk about it or have never wrestled yourself, it can get very confusing. Wrestling is different because most terms are not heard in every day language. The moves are different for every team, although every…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Judo

    However, there are certain styles which are more effective in tackling a stronger or larger opponent. Take a look at the most promising self defense techniques you can learn... Judo: Its popularity can be attributed to celebrated fighters like Hector Lombard and Ronda Rousey. Women all over the world need to know what actually makes Judo one of the best self defense system specially for them. The main focus in Judo remains with its perfect throws and submissions, without worrying about…

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  • Angela Marino As An Adoptive Parent Analysis

    We are writing to express our support of Angela Marino as an adoptive parent. We came to know Angela two years ago, when we signed our three children up at her Judo Academy in Bakersfield, Ca, our hometown. Gratefully, we have been friends ever since. We have seen her in many settings and social interactions. Indeed, she would truly make an excellent adoptive parent. Angela is still apart of coaching our children in the sport of Jujitsu and Judo till this day. She has helped one of our 6 year…

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  • Blend Combative Technique (MMA)

    By utilizing hands and clench hands, boxers can thump out adversaries to win the battle. Likewise, muay thai is a kind of kickboxing that incorporates hitting with the hands and feet. Punches, kicks, elbows, and knees are all components of muay thai striking that make for an all the more balanced warrior. In fact, warriors frequently indicate muay thai as among the most well known striking styles in MMA. Another basic military workmanship rehearsed by MMA contenders is judo. This Japanese…

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  • Chicken Memoir: A Narrative Fiction

    Obviously I was the best chick of them all, so I decided to chirp louder and as I did I chirped “I'm the best the others are terrible because I have fabulous powers that make me better than the other chicks!” The other chicks did not like that and decided to come over to try get attention but the fleshy things were focused on me. I bragged to the other chicks that I had all the fleshy guys focused on me, that set one of the other chicks off the edge. He ran at me and judo kicked me in the face.…

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  • Vin Diesel Research Paper

    Vin Diesel as the immortal witch-hunter Kaulder, in the American supernatural action film by director Breck Eisner's The Last Witch Hunter, has two daughters, and promises trouble to any person who deals with them in a less than respectable manner. Earlier this year, American actor Vin Diesel, welcomed to his family baby Pauline and Vin Diesel named her in honor of American actor, Paul Walker, who played alongsde him as Brian O'Conner in the street racing action film The Fast and the Furious.…

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  • Rhonda Rousey Men's Fitness Analysis

    Ron Rousey, had a sledding accident which broke his back. Knowing that he would be a paraplegic for the rest of his life, he committed suicide. Due to these devastating events at such an early stage in her life, Rousey struggled in class and was homeschooled for parts of elementary and high school. Her outlet for frustration was when her mom, AnnMaria De Mars, persuaded her to learn judo. De Mars was the first American, male or female, to receive a gold medal at the 1984 Judo World…

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