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Photos: Jiu-Jitsu fever at York College

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The not-so-gentle art of jiu-jitsu stages its latest championship tournament at York College last weekend with more than 60 matches.
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There are so many fighters at the tournament that the promoters, KASAI Elite Grappling Championships, stage four matches at a time — one in each cormer of the college gym.
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The art of jiu-jitsu — one of the oldest forms of combat without the use of weapons — is based on the simple idea that fighters take what their opponents give them.
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The sport has two forms: “gi, ” where compeitiors wear the traditional outfits and grabbing clothes is permitted and “non gi,” where fighters wear T-shirts and shorts and must work using only the opponent’s body.
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The winner of this match has left his opponent exhausted with his uniform nearly torn off.

At York College, the KASAI’s “The Elite Grappling Championsh­ips,” a day-long series of amateur jiu-jitsu matches, showed off the world’s oldest form of hand-to-hand combat. In case you missed it, here’s a look at the scene.

Updated 12:32 am, July 10, 2018
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