A list of all the Brazilian Martial Arts, read through each of their histories to learn about how they developed and where they are now.

Luta Livre

Luta Livre History seems to be the forgotten son of the grappling arts. Its “big brother” rival Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has had the tremendous success that we all know, and has…

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Maculele

Maculele has its origins steeped in waters as murky as those which surround the origin of capoeira. Some say it came from Africa. Some say it came from indigenous Brazil.…

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Vale Tudo

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Vale tudo History looks at this combat sport, originally from Brazil, where wrestlers can use any martial art or combat sport, since the rules allow almost all the fighting techniques.…

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Capoeira

Learn all about Capoeira History in this article here. As in the USA, there was also slavery in Brazil. The slaves were put to work in the plantations where sugar…

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