The Everyday Jiu Jitsu Podcast

The Everyday Jiu Jitsu Podcast Ep 13: The History of BJJ part 1: Origins

July 05, 2023 Matt Kwan Season 1 Episode 13
The Everyday Jiu Jitsu Podcast
The Everyday Jiu Jitsu Podcast Ep 13: The History of BJJ part 1: Origins
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In this week's episode, we take a look at the origins of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, starting with the history of feudal Japan and the development of Koryu Jujitsu. We discuss how the Bushi or Samurai warrior-class used Koryu Jujitsu on the battlefield, the rise of Jigoro Kano and Kodokan Judo, and the challenge matches of Mataemon Tanabe and Fusen-ryu Jujitsu. Sit back and enjoy this history lesson on the birth of our beloved art!


Further study/Resources:

-Mastering Jujitsu by Renzo Gracie and John Danaher

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Intro
Why was jujitsu created?
The central origins theory
The shared conditions theory
The great person theory
Historical Japanese periods
Jigoro Kano
Kano’s training in jujitsu
Pedagogy: Randori vs Kata
Kuzushi; the student becomes the master
Kano opens his ryu: The Kodokan
Kano’s criticisms of Koryu jujitsu
Training methodology number of techniques
Tokyo Police tournament
Mataemon Tanabe and the Fusen-Ryu vs Kodokan Judo challenges
The banning of ashi garami
Outro