BJJ Vocabulary in Portuguese and English

by Caleb on January 18, 2008

The list of Brazilian jiu-jitsu vocabulary in Portuguese that I mentioned on FightWorks Podcast #98 Alex Brandao Translates BJJ Portuguese originated on the Global Training Report. Make sure to check out GTR as there is lots of great BJJ content waiting for you there!

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bjjeh January 18, 2008 at 4:02 am

Great post! A few suggestions:

bota pra baixo: put him down
vale tudo: MMA (people call MMA as vale tudo in Brazil)

New words:

raspada: sweep

Noam Chimpsky June 12, 2009 at 3:59 am

Your list is ripped off from the Global Training Report..

Caleb June 12, 2009 at 6:41 am

@Noam – The first place I found the list was on a piece of paper at my instructor’s jiu-jitsu academy. If it does indeed come from somewhere else, please send me a link and I’ll be happy to provide attribution.

jk August 28, 2009 at 2:18 pm

poha = fuck!

Will September 1, 2009 at 6:11 pm

I have a list as well, and it is growing everyday!
Today’s addition, cambalhota!

Take care, and I hope you are enjoying your honeymoon.

slideyfoot October 29, 2009 at 3:34 pm

Speaking of the Global Training Report, its a great site, but Yahoo shut down Geocities a while ago. Does anyone know if GTR has now moved somewhere else? Would be a huge shame to lose all those interviews, articles etc.

John November 25, 2009 at 8:46 pm
Caleb November 25, 2009 at 10:05 pm

John: please let me know what you’d like me to do. I did not know that the content came from your site. I am happy to provide a link to your original report, or even take down the page completely. Whatever you would like. In any case I apologize for the misunderstanding.

Please also see this note.

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