Watch ‘Choke’: The Rickson Gracie Documentary That Influenced a Whole Generation

Choke is a must-see documentary for every BJJ and MMA fan out there. The 90-minute documentary follows Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts legend Rickson Gracie as he prepares to for the one-night, 8-man single-elimination tournament at Vale Tudo Japan 1995 which was held in Tokyo, Japan on April 20th, 1995. Choke provides great insight to both Rickson and the Gracie family from their training, family, history, and philosophies on martial arts and life. The movie culminates with footage and backstage scenes of the brutal tournament. Japanese MMA legend Yuki Nakai battled to the finals of the tournament, despite being the smallest competitor and having a major eye injury to his right which eventually cost him his vision in that eye.

If you haven’t seen Choke or want to see it again, check it out in the video below.


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