March 11, 2015
Those were the days...A Stroll down Memory Lane.
Magazine Covers From Japan
Available March 8, 2015
The Untold Story of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil, Volume 1, 1856-1949 Updated
2nd Edition by Roberto Pedreira
The Untold Story of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil, Volume 1, 1856-1949 2nd
Edition, describes the big and small fights of the
famous and forgotten heroes and legends of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, based on
verifiable Portuguese and Japanese sources. A few of the many individuals
discussed are: Paschoal Segreto, Sada Miako, Cyriaco, Mario Aleixo, Conde Koma
(Mitsuyo Maeda) and his troupes of fighters (Satake, Okura, Matsura, Akiyama,
Shimizu, and Sadakazu Uyenishi “Raku”), Jacyntho Ferro, Geo Omori, Carlos
Gracie, Helio Gracie, George Gracie, Oswaldo Gracie, Gastão Gracie Filho, Manoel
Rufino dos Santos, Donato Pires dos Reis, Oswaldo Fada, Takeo Yano, Yassuiti
Ono, Naoiti Ono, Roberto Ruhmann, Dudú,
Miyaki, Massagoichi, Manuel Fernandes, Manuel Grillo, Shigeo, Namiki, Antonio
Portugal, Ervin Klausner, Fred Ebert, Wladek Zbyszko, and hundreds of others.
Four appendices are included, listing every fighter, fight, and academy,
individual records of representative fighters, and lineages of the most
productive teachers. References and an index are provided as well as new rare
illustrations. Choque 1 2nd Edition
contains new information about several important fights that was not known when Choque
1 was originally published in 2104. In addition Choque
1 2nd Edition has been updated and extensively revised for
enhanced ease of reading, comprehension, and understanding of the history of
Available February 16, 2015
The Untold Story of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil, Volume 2, 1950-1960,
by Roberto Pedreira, describes the big and small fights of the famous and forgotten heroes, myths, and
legends of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, based on verifiable Portuguese and Japanese
sources. Six appendices are included, listing fighters, fights, academies,
individual records (of representative fighters), and lineages of the most
A few of the many individuals discussed are: Landulfo Caribé, Azevedo Maia, Carlos Gracie, Helio
Gracie, George Gracie, Robson Gracie, Carlson Gracie, Oswaldo Fada, Almir
Ribeiro, João Alberto Barreto, Helio Vigio, Masayoshi Kawakami, Haroldo Brito,
Bastos, Biriba, Nilo Gutierrez, Adomildo Nascimento “Borrachina”, Oswaldo
Alves, Shunji Hinata, Pedro Hemeterio, Sakai, Takeo Yano, Waldemar Santana,
Valdo Santana, Passarito, Artur Emidio, Sinhôzinho,
Genarino Piemontese, Mauro Gonzago, Amauri Guarilha, Moacir Luzia Vale, Armando
Wreidt, Paulo Romito, Rudolf Hermanny, Cirandinha, Guanair Vial, George Mehdi,
Masahiko Kimura, and hundreds of others.
Full references are provided. An index
is included to supplement the appendices. Thirty-eight illustrations are included.
Choque 2 is available
in print editions and digital editions.
(1961-1999) by Roberto Pedreira will be available in near future.
Still available: Jiu-Jitsu in the South Zone, 1997-2008, by