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Choke (1999)

Unrated | | Documentary, Sport | February 1999 (USA)
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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Dale Cook Dale Cook ... Self - Fight Manager
Wayne Emons Wayne Emons ... Self
Gerard Gordeau Gerard Gordeau ... Self
Helio Gracie Helio Gracie ... Self
Kim Gracie Kim Gracie ... Self
Kron Gracie Kron Gracie ... Self
Rickson Gracie Rickson Gracie ... Self
Royler Gracie Royler Gracie ... Self
Todd Hayes Todd Hayes ... Self
Koichiro Kimura Koichiro Kimura ... Self
Yuki Nakai Yuki Nakai ... Self
Craig Pittman Craig Pittman ... Self
Burton Richardson Burton Richardson ... Self
Yoshinari Watanabe Yoshinari Watanabe ... Self - Coach
Yoshihisa Yamamoto Yoshihisa Yamamoto ... Self
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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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Amazing
27 April 2004 | by jimmy_the_grappler21See all my reviews

The user who posted before sounds extremely biased. I have been into NHB/MMA fighting for a number of years. Rickson Gracie is now in his 40s. One cannot expect him to come out and fight the best fighters who are in their 20s. During his time, Rickson Gracie was the greatest fighter on the planet.

The movie is an awesome look at the life an NHB fighter during the early years of the sport. Rickson is one of the nicest people one could ever meet. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone who is a fight fan. His style of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is something that leaves everyone in awe.

One thing I especially liked about this movie is the way they show Rickson training. He definitely has some very unorthodox training techniques to prepare for his fights.

A side note: His son who is shown in the movie with him, Rockson, died in a motorcycle accident a few years ago. Many believe this to be the nail in the coffin for Rickson's retirement from the sport.


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