Released by Manga Entertainment in 1999, Choke, a 98 minute documentary by filmmaker Robert Goodman follows Rickson Gracie and 2 other fighters as they prepare and fight in Tokyo’s Vale Tudo 1995, an early MMA event. “Choke” has been distributed in 23 countries. Palm Pictures presents this freestyle fighting program, featuring matches between some of the most popular and successful athletes in the world. Shot at fighting competitions in Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Denver, and New York and released in 1998, Rickson Gracie: Choke includes the matches that culminated in the world-wide Vale Tudo Fighting Championship. Some of the fighters making appearances are Todd Hayes, Koichiro Kimura, and Rickson Gracie, who is considered by many to be the best jiu-jitsu artist in the world.