There are plenty of folks out there who love the old debate about whether the first joint locks and twists arose in Japan, India, Africa or elsewhere. GRACIEMAG.com isn’t too big on that issue. If a Japanese samurai on his way through India saw a monk rolling and liked it, or if the art really did first surface in Kyoto, that doesn’t diminish the importance of the people one bit, nor does it for our Jiu-Jitsu.
And India being one of the countries drawing the most interest these days – it’s always making the news, whether for good news or bad –, it is a place that has to have Jiu-Jitsu training, of course, like in the cities of Mumbai and Bangalore. Some of these training sessions caught the attention of our reader Ronny, who spent his honeymoon there and reported back on what he learned.
“There was a small group in Bangalore, with no master or anything. India is a huge country and Jiu-Jitsu’s just starting out over there, but it shows how Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has truly spread to all four corners of the Earth. I feel this small group can inspire us in some ways, for their enormous passion for the sport,” Robby wrote.
The practice of Jiu-Jitsu in the country is evolving, spearheaded mainly by instructor Rama Reddy at his MMA academy. Check out the Indian Jiu-Jitsu in Mumbai in the video below, and drop us a comment: where’s the most interesting place you’ve done Jiu-Jitsu?