The City (Rio Edition)

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Which city are you from? RIO BABY! Em homenagem ao Brasil, apresentamos a você esta camiseta de edição especial. {In honor of Brazil, we present you with this special edition shirt}. Rio De Janeiro: 1925, the year it all began. Geo Omori opened the first Jiu-Jitsu / judo school in Brazil in 1925. He taught a number of individuals including Luiz França. Later, Mitsuyo Maeda was one of five of the Kodokan's top groundwork (newaza) experts that judo's founder Kano Jigoro sent overseas to demonstrate and spread his art to the world. Maeda had trained first in sumo as a teenager, and after the interest generated by stories about the success of Kodokan Judo at competitions with other jujutsu schools of the time, became a student of Jigoro Kano. Maeda left Japan in 1904 and visited a number of countries giving "jiu-do" demonstrations and accepting challenges from wrestlers, boxers, savate fighters and various other martial artists before eventually arriving in Brazil on November 14, 1914.

Gastão Gracie was a business partner of the American Circus in Belém. In 1916, Italian Argentine circus Queirolo Brothers staged shows there and presented Maeda.
In 1917 Carlos Gracie, the eldest son of Gastão Gracie, watched a demonstration by Maeda at the Da Paz Theatre and decided to learn judo. Maeda accepted Carlos as a student and Carlos learned for a few years, eventually passing his knowledge on to his brothers. Gracie's account of the events is that his sibling Hélio Gracie gradually further developed Gracie Jiu-Jitsu as a softer, pragmatic adaptation from judo that focused on ground fighting since he was unable to perform many judo moves that require direct opposition to an opponent's strength.

Although the Gracie family is typically recognized as the main family to first promote Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as it is known today, there was also another prominent lineage derived from Maeda via another Brazilian disciple, Luiz França. (Credit to Wikipedia) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazilian_jiu-jitsu#Origins

The Epic Roll City Edition shirt is an on-going project that will expand to other cities across the globe. #epiccity
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• Color: Charcoal-Black Triblend
• Tri-blend construction (50% polyester/25% combed ring-spun cotton/25% rayon)
• 40 singles thread weight
• Comfortable and durable
• Contemporary fit
• Lightweight

Size guide

  S M L XL 2XL
Length (inches) 28 29 30 31 32
Width (inches) 18 20 22 24 26
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