Megumi Fujii Awakening Profile
Megumi Fujii, born April 26, 1974, is a retired MMA Professional from Okayama Prefecture, Japan and residing in Tokyo. She is also a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Champion, Sambo 1st Razryad International Master and National Champion, Boxing practitioner, Kickboxing practitioner and Judo Black Belt.
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Megumi began martial arts as a child with Judo, taught by her father. She continued it through college, at which point she took up Russian Sambo. Megumi continued on with Catch Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling, in addition to a Shoot Boxing fight. She did not begin her MMA career until she was 30 years old. In MMA, Megumi amassed an unprecedented 22-fight win streak, (still a women’s record) and has been regarded as the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world. Megumi retired in October of 2013, but continues to be a full-time coach and instructor.
A popular move of Megumi’s, officially called the Imazuma Toe Hold submission, has been named the Megulock or the MeguAnkle-Lock by her coach Josh Barnett. She was awarded her Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by Yuki Nakai in 2006 following her victory at the Pan Ams.
Her MMA record is 26-3-0.
2007 – ADCC World Championships U-67kg (3rd place)
2006 – Brazilian Ju-Jitsu Pan-am Champion
2005 – ADCC World Championships U-67kg (3rd place)
2004 – Brazilian Ju-Jitsu Pan-am Champion
Ground Impact Professional BJJ Tournament Champion
Five 2nd place finishes in World Sambo Championships
Brazilian Ju-Jitsu Champion
Japanese National Sambo Champion.
She fought out of Abe Ani Combat Club.
Offical Megumi Fujii Website
The history of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) dates back to the Olympics of ancient Greece. Mixed Martial Arts fights originated as hand-to-hand combat performed as a sport called pankration, from the Greek words pan and kratos, meaning “all powers.”
The Greek competitors had only two rules: no biting and no eye gouging. Pankration was a popular event, and the competitors became heroes and the subjects of legends.
The teachings of ancient Greek pankration spread to India thanks to Alexander the Great and his habit of recruiting athletes as soldiers because of their strength and combat knowledge. A Buddhist monk traveling through India picked up on aspects of pankration and brought that knowledge to China, where it birthed Asian martial arts such as kung fu, judo, and karate.
As people branched into new lands, they took these arts and built on them, often creating a new style or form of martial art. For example, an expert in judo traveled the globe and ended up in Brazil to spread his teachings, an act that gave birth to the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
As martial arts spread, so did the idea of mixed-style competitions. Often a practitioner of one martial art challenged a practitioner of a different one for ultimate bragging rights. These mixed-style competitions took place worldwide for several decades, eventually gaining intense popularity in the United States.
Participants in these competitions learned from their opponents and began to realize that in order to become well-rounded fighters, they must study any combative art form that could give them an edge in the game.
For instance, if a kickboxer was matched with a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner, the kickboxer would realize that he must become more adept at defending takedowns, thus prompting him to train with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighters. (Jiu-Jitsu ground fighting incorporates various submission holds, such as joint and compression locks and chokes.) From that point forward, competitions were no longer between athletes who focused on a singular martial art but between two mixed martial arts athletes.
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