Self Defense Championship

Jiu Jitsu Global Federation & Rickson Gracie Cup are glad to present the pioneer SELF DEFENSE CHAMPIONSHIP!

During all Rickson Gracie Cup stops we run the Self Defense Championship.

Self Defense is the enforcement of techniques to counter an immediate threat of violence. Such techniques can be either armed or unarmed. In either case, the chances of success depend on the preparedness of the defender.

The origins of Jiu Jitsu are based upon Self Defense. Over the past decades, we have observed a fragmentation and a loss of our roots. We are bringing it back!

With this Championship we want to embraces, also, a new category of Jiu Jitsu practitioners and Martial Arts lovers, contributing to their mental and physical improvement. The athletes will experience the unique sensation of being competing and presenting their skills without the injury risk and fight pressure.

With this innovative Championship we want to: Give opportunity and visibility to a currently hidden, but very rich content-Talent; Cater all members of Martial Arts and open a new niche of competitors; Count with the most talented athletes and best techniques; Encourage and inspire countless students and kids.


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