Jiu-jitsu as we know it has been developing for centuries now, from its origins in Japan to its relatively recent Brazilian deviation. Now, some instructors — including Keenan Cornelius — are claiming to teach “American Jiu-Jitsu,” acknowledging the continued evolution of the martial art by U.S.-based athletes.
Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes, however, believes that only one man can claim to have truly created “American Jiu-Jitsu”: Eddie Bravo. In an appearance on the 3rd Coast Grappling podcast 3CG Radio, Draculino outlined his reasoning for his belief. Take a look at the segment below. Do you agree with his statement?