At the beginning of 1980s, Rorion Gracie, the ainé son of Hélio, leaves to the United States to teach Pardons him jujitsu in California. As his father and his uncle before him, he makes the promotion of the famous " Pardon Challenge ", by adding it a detail he offers 100 000 dollars to whoever will beat, him or one of his brothers, in a match of vale-tudo. Once again, these challenges bring to the Brazilian Jujitsu a big popularity. When Rorion realizes the potential of the style of fight of his family, he decides to create an organization intended to promote its art in the United States.
Create in 1993, K-1 is a speciality of the Japanese kick boxing. The letter K makes reference to the karate, to the kung fu, to the tae kwon do and to the kick boxing. Very popular in Europe, its practice remains forbidden in certain States of the United States.
Pride Fighting Championship or Pride FC was a professional organization of free, very popular fight in Japan. It was the first world organization of MMA, whether it is in terms of mediatization, show, of stock exchange quality of the proposed fights. His first competition took place in Tokyo Dome October 11th, 1997 and more than sixty events were organized until its disappearance in 2007. Pride holds spectator's record for a meeting of combat sports, with 71 000 paying seats during the evening Shockwave / dynamite in August, 2002. He also holds the record of audience with 67 450 televiewers for the Final PRIDE Conflict on 2003.
American shape of Karate, in which the knocks are really carriedand making big custom of techniques of feet. The purpose is to put the opponent K.O, but most of the matches deceive in points. The followers of this combat sport are thus obliged, for the training as for the competitions, to wear protections for the head, the hands and the top of feet. The style of Full-contact karate calls back that of the French boxing. This sport was created in 1974 by Mike Andersson, American organizer of fights, for the needs of the cinema.