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Janice Hung

Janice Hung About International Wushu champion as well as actress and commercial model who won gold medals in Tai Ji Quan, Tai Ji Jian, Chang Quan, Swordplay and Spear play at 10 consecutive National Wushu Championships. Other Informations During her school years, she was a good student and also excelled in singing, dancing and acting. She was …

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Kano Jigoro

Kano Jigoro About International sports pioneer who founded the martial art of judo and was the first Asian member of the International Olympic Committee. Other Informations He was taught by a family friend some jujutsu techniques, showing him the power of leverage and the illusion of size. He officially represented Japan in the Olympics from …

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Hadi Saei

Hadi Saei About Iranian Taekwondo athlete who won two Olympic gold medals, one in 2004 in Athens and one in 2008 in Beijing. Other Informations He began practicing Taekwondo when he was 6 years old. He won a total of 7 medals in international competition. His father and two brothers all died from unrelated causes …

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Nicholas Meregali

Nicholas Meregali About Jiu-jitsu competitor who was hailed as a young phenom after becoming one of the only fighters ever to be crowned the IBJJF World Champion in his first year as a black belt. He has also won UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro and CBJJ Brazilian National titles, among others.  Other Informations He hails from Rio Grande …

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Wellington Dias

Wellington Dias About Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner and black belt representative of the Royler Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Association. He is known for being a multiple-winning Pan American Champion and is nicknamed “megaton”.  Other Informations He competed in his first World Championship match in 1996 where he won the silver medal in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. He then …

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Royce Gracie

Royce Gracie About UFC Hall of Famer specializing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, one of the most important figures in the development mixed martial arts fighting. Other Informations He received a black belt at age 18. He won 3 of the first 4 UFC tournaments and became known for besting opponents that were much larger than himself. …

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Royler Gracie

Royler Gracie About 7th degree red and black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu who competed in mixed martial arts in the featherweight and lightweight divisions. He finished his MMA career with a 5-5-1 record. Other Informations He won his first of 9 gold medals in various Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Grappling tournaments which included World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, ADCC World …

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Roger Gracie

Roger Gracie About Member of the famous Gracie family won four of his first five fights with Strikeforce. Other Informations He earned his first Jiu-Jitsu black belt in 2003. He is a 10-time World Champion grappler. He is the son of Reila Gracie and Mauricio Motta Gomes. He defeated Demian Maia in the 2002 Brazillian …

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Ryan Gracie

Ryan Gracie About Member of the famous Gracie family, he compiled a 5-2 record in MMA before dying while in jail. Other Informations He began fighting at a young age, and would train with his brothers. He held a fourth degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, which he taught. His brothers, Ralph and Renzo Gracie, …

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Rafaela Silva

Rafaela Silva About Brazilian martial artist who took home the gold medal for judo in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Her presence on social media has led her to amass over 290,000 followers on Instagram. Other Informations She began studying judo at the age of seven. She has many gold medals to her …

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Irina Rodina

Irina Rodina About Heavyweight judoka star who won a gold medal at the 1999 European Championships. Other Informations She was a star teenager, before breaking onto the scene in 1993 at the European Championships. She had a brief MMA career, going 3-1 from 1996-2000. She was born and raised in Russia. She was part of …

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Ralph Gracie

Ralph Gracie About Mixed martial artist with a short-lived MMA career who had a final record of 6-1. He was known for having a brutal fighting style which earned him the nickname The Pitbull. Other Informations He worked to earn a 4th degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has won several tournaments for that …