They were 8 of them in the last century. They are thousands today. The number of BJJ followers has been steadily developping for the last 20 years in France. It all started in the « Cercle Tissier », near Paris, where those pioneers had invited Rickson Gracie. We are in 1995. The French lacked a guide. They docked to the international Brazilian Jiu Jitsu flagship. The French BJJ was launched. Flashback on and with the glorious elders of the European Jiu Jitsu.
By Ludovic Mauchien