Sunday, February 14, 2016

Film review: Jiu-Jitsu vs.The World


Often on this site, the sport of MMA gets written about. Weigh-ins go up, things happening in the sport's battle for legalization in New York get posted. But nothing ever goes so deep into the realm of combat sports and all the positive things that exist in it. If you remember the very first UFC, Royce Gracie put a then, not so well known martial art on the map we now know as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Eat Films crowd funded some money to put together a documentary on the martial art that pretty much made the sport of MMA fight fans watch today. New practitioners and long time ones can see how deep the martial art effects the lives of people that have decided to open their lives to it. This film does that and if you are into Jiu-Jitsu or the sport of MMA at all you'll want to sit through this one over and over.

It's always hard to explain what it is about something you know you will want to do for the rest of your life. People that don't practice or understand will ask why it means so much and the words can sometimes be hard to find to answer them. This film serves as great answer: