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The fight ends when someone quits or is knocked unconscious. Don't look to the referee for help. If you get into trouble, your opponent will break your elbow, knee you in the head, or choke... See full summary »

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The fight ends when someone quits or is knocked unconscious. Don't look to the referee for help. If you get into trouble, your opponent will break your elbow, knee you in the head, or choke you out. This isn't ancient Greece or Rome. This is Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, or New York. The time is now. Welcome to the world of no-holds-barred freestyle fighting...the fastest growing "sport" in the United States, Brazil, and Japan. CHOKE follows undisputed World Freestyle Fighting Champion Rickson Gracie as he prepares to defend his title in a one-night, single elimination tournament where the winner will fight 3 separate fights over five hours. The World Cup finals of hand-to-hand combat. Written by Anonymous

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Eight Fighters. One Winner. No Rules. Behind the scenes of no-holds-barred fighting.

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insight to a living legend
21 March 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

rickson has managed to do exactly what he set out to do and that is to portray himself as a fighting legend, he has won countless grappling tournaments in his career and he picked his nhb career perfectly helping to promote bjj across the world just as Bruce lee did with kung fu all them years ago. rickson has done just as much for the gracie name as royce did, but by taking far less risks. is rickson the best fighter on the planet? of course he isn't but he never lost so hell always have that mystique just as Bruce lee has.

The japan open 2 that rickson fights in isn't the toughest tourny in the world but it was still no rules unlike mma is today. i think this film gives a good insight into the mind of a master of a martial art who is willing to put his families reputation on the line . i enjoyed seeing rickson personality's rather then the fighting and i believe that is what most fans of mma will want to see, a little of rickson personality sorry for any bad grammar, i left school early


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