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Force of the Spirit (2005)

Force of the Spirit is a documentary about courage and triumph in the face of adversity. Jean Jacques Machado, born without a functioning left hand, overcomes all challenges to become one ... See full summary »

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Force of the Spirit is a documentary about courage and triumph in the face of adversity. Jean Jacques Machado, born without a functioning left hand, overcomes all challenges to become one of the world's greatest hand-to-hand combat grapplers. This is the legendary story of a world champion. Awe-inspiring and inspirational, Machado demonstrates that it's not what's on the outside that determines a person, but rather what's on the inside. His story confirms that dreams can come true when you're willing to confront the challenges life deals you. With never before seen footage, witness evolution's most advanced warrior, his extraordinary fighting art and his influence on the lives of others who found encouragement by his example. Written by Zimmerman, Joe (I)

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Fighting over 200 opponents is incredible. Fighting them with only 1 hand is impossible!

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12 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Outstanding documentary. Fine job of balancing the man's story with the art of his fighting technique. Definitely worth your time if you are interested in grappling/jiu-jitsu.

I've seen a few other videos/DVDs on this subject matter and got nothing out of them; they are far inferior. On the other hand, this one inspires and motivates and is done well. How Machado is able to do the things he does is amazing given his "disadvantage." This video sheds light on this and makes you wonder why can't the rest of us perform as well given our lack of such a "disadvantage".

Good stuff about a good guy!


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