The More Things Change…

http://sydhoare.com/FUSEN.pdf

A bit on the history of the Fusen-ryu. Please note that despite its appearance in some Brazilian jiujitsu histories, there is no direct link between Fusen-ryu and BJJ. It just happens that, at least one particular branch of Fusen-ryu under the Tanabe’s, happened to prefer newaza (groundwork) as well.

Note the references to a longstanding practice of randori (free fighting – sparring) in jujitu….mixed sumo and jujitsu matches….and a focus on groundwork that far predates jujitsu even arriving in Brazil…

The more things change…

 

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