O Grande Mestre Oswaldo Baptista Fadda nasceu no Rio de Janeiro no bairro de Bento Ribeiro no ano de 1921. O pioneiro a levar a arte suave para o subúrbio carioca iniciou sua jornada no ano de 1937, somente com 17 anos de idade. Fadda foi aluno de Luiz França, que por sua vez foi um dos discípulos do pioneiro do jiu-jitsu no Brasil o "Conde Koma".
Mitsuyo Maéda, called the "toughest man who ever lived". At the direction of Judo founder Jigaro Kano he traveled to Brazil to spread the art of Judo. There he met the Gracie family, and together they developed the art of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
Nicolino Locche (September 2, 1939 – September 7, 2005) was an Argentine boxer and WBA Light Welterweight champion. He was one of the greatest defensive boxing geniuses. His boxing style made him a legend. He possessed uncanny reflexes that allowed him to stand in front of his opponents with his hands literally at his sides, behind his back or even resting on his knees as he slipped, bobbed and weaved to avoid his opponent's punches.
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In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, the belts are the indicator of a players expertise. Belts of different colours like white, blue, purple, brown, black, red are worn by different Brazilian Jiu Jitsu players. A brief introduction regarding the importance of various belts has been offered for the benefit of people who are new to martial arts.