By Roberto Pedreira

Choque (pronounced “shock”) was once one of many Portuguese phrases frequently used to consult athletic competitions, together with “ring sports” as they have been ordinarily called”. Choque: The Untold tale of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil quantity I covers the Formative interval among 1856 and 1908, the 1st increase of 1909 to 1916, the Glacial Age of 1916 to 1928, in the course of the Golden Age of 1928 to 1940, as much as the darkish a long time of 1941 to 1949, terminating with the digital disappearance of jiu-jitsu in Brazil.

During the Formative interval, organizational constructions, venues, expectancies, and cultural practices have been proven. crucial varieties of media, transportation, and know-how developed. the fellow who greater than the other unmarried person introduced jiu-jitsu to Brazil, Paschoal Segreto, emerged.

The First growth covers the increase and fall of the 1st jiu-jitsu consultant in Brazil, Sada Miyako, and his alleged Brazilian pupil Mario Aleixo. It keeps with the arriving of Conde Koma (Maeda Mitsuyo) and his “troupe” of jap jiu-jitsu warring parties in 1914. The Glacial Age chronicles the occasions that came about in São Paulo and Rio among Conde Koma’s digital and genuine retirement and the arriving of the 1st super-hero of the combined martial arts in Brazil, Geo Omori.

With Geo Omori, the Golden Age begun. Following in his wake have been the now well-known names of Carlos, George, Oswaldo, and Helio Gracie, Takeo Yano, Yassuiti and Naoiti Ono, and plenty of extra. All in their mythical fights and exposure stunts are chronicled in absolutely documented aspect.

In the lead-up to global struggle , curiosity in jiu-jitsu declined precipitously. throughout the struggle, specialist activities and leisure of all kinds have been curtailed or transformed to fulfill the ambitions of the conflict attempt. Jiu-jitsu used to be hugely dispensable. while the conflict used to be over, jiu-jitsu used to be supplanted through a special type of struggling with recognized in the community as “luta livre” and generically as “catch”. Jiu-jitsu males had no recourse yet to deal with to this new truth.

Choque comprises numerous appendices that would turn out to be necessary for researchers. They contain a list of each recognized jiu-jitsu consultant in Brazil among 1856 and 1949 and their rivals, and promoters, managers, writers, firms, referees, in addition to the names and addresses of significant venues, gyms, and academies.

Also supplied is a chronology of all identified and proven contests among jiu-jitsu representatives and different stylists. individually indicated are unconfirmed yet possible contests.

Other appendices contain teacher-student lineages and a thesaurus of jiu-jitsu terminology used as much as 1949.

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February 1941 Appears in his first film. He is three months old. 1946 In Hong Kong, Bruce Lee begins to film the first of what will total twenty Cantonese-language films before the age of eighteen. 1952 Enters Hong Kong’s La Salle College, a Catholic boys’ school. 1953 Begins to study gung fu under Yip Man, the venerated grandmaster of the Wing Chun system. 1958 Wins Hong Kong’s Crown Colony Cha-Cha Championship. March 29, 1958 Enters St. Francis Xavier High School. April 29, 1959 Departs Hong Kong for America.

Thank you very much. I am truly yours, Bruce Lee 1959 A Letter to an Unknown Friend4 April 29, 1959 The first friend I met after boarding the ship, turned out to be an Indian person. We had a nice time chatting. He asked me to teach him Cha-cha. After speaking for a while, he bumped into one of his friends, so I ended up alone by myself. So I returned to a room. In this room I met with an elderly gentleman, Mr. Lok. Mr. Lok is a frequent traveler on these boats and he offered some pointers which I appreciated.

9. Melvin Dong was a friend during Bruce Lee’s teenage years in Hong Kong. 10. Bruce’s parents had contacts among overseas Chinese in the performing arts. 11. Shatin is an area in Hong Kong’s New Territories. 12. ” 13. Hawkins Cheung was one of Yip Man’s senior Wing Chun students, who trained at Yip Man’s kwoon in Hong Kong while Bruce Lee was training there in the 1950s. 14. The name of the recipient of this letter is unknown. This first draft was found in one of Bruce Lee’s earliest notebooks from Seattle, written while he was completing his high school requirements.

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