#167 Art of War and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in China


The great wall of China.

Last week the cohost of The FightWorks Podcast cohost Dan made the looong trip from Northern Virginia to Beijing, China. The FightWorks Podcast was invited by China’s mixed martial arts promotion Art of War, which held a major MMA event on May 23, attended by such Brazilian jiu-jitsu stars as Rickson Gracie, Renzo Gracie, and many others.

In this episode Dan will relay his experience at the Art of War show and will bring back interviews from representatives of the Brazilian jiu-jitsu scene in China. Pedro Schmall, a black belt under Royler Gracie and Thomas Fan, a brown belt under Ze
Marcello (head coach of BTT Europe) have planted the seeds of Brazilian jiu-jitsu in China and have been working hard to cultivate the jiu-jitsu students in a culture which has a long tradition of and appreciation for martial arts.

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