Gracie Jiu Jitsu Commercial From the 1950s

I thought this was cool. I know they’re system might not have changed much since this commercial, but I thought we might want to look at where we evolved from. I’m happy to not wear the gi anymore, but I still have a respect for it and the sport’s roots. =)

If it wasn’t for Royce Choking out the Art Jimmersons and the Remco Pardoes of the world, I’d still be power bombing my friends and setting up the dreaded Camel Clutch.

7 Responses to “Gracie Jiu Jitsu Commercial From the 1950s”

  1. Dave says:

    Alder, where you a wrestling fan growing up?

    I hit a boston crab as a triangle escape once. Most everything else I’ve tried (the figure four, the STF) doesn’t work in jiu -jitsu. Which is too bad.

  2. Jeremy says:

    Thats whats it all about.. But the new style of eddies has re-revolutionised the sport of jiu-jitsu…… Thanks to the gracie famly and a big thanks to the man Eddie “The Twister” Bravo…..10th Planet for life

  3. ArrashSpawnOfCthulu says:

    The Norwegian caught me in that damn Camel Clutch :/.

    What makes it sting so bad is that I’m Middle Eastern.


  4. ArrashSpawnOfCthulu says:

    Awesome footage, btw. It’s great to be a part of something with roots as far back as the samurai.

    Helio Gracie was way ahead of his time and a historical giant. His work mowed down years and years of established bullshit in the fighting arts.

    Now this many years into the future we are also part of history. The irreverence, creativity, and clever intelligence that characterizes those who go to 10th Planet comes through in your jiu jitsu as well as the rest of your life.

    10th Planet all day out in this motherfucker!


  5. B Williamson from RGA NYC says:

    Is It me or does everyone from 10th planet happen to be a pothead smoking junkie fag?

  6. Xbreak says:

    Dayum. I hope that is a joke.

  7. pothead smoking junkie fag says:

    Go put some mousse and hairspray in your hair you fucking steriod taking, spagetti eatin, fake gold chain wearing, fancy car but apartment living, speedo tbar wearin, hairy chest waxing, mafioso wanna be garlic breath mufucka!