What is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu originated when Mitsuo Maeda, who was a master in the martial arts sprots of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Judo, migrated from Japan to Brazil in 1914. He looked for refuge in exchange for teaching the current Brazilian political leader Gastao Gracie's son, Carlos, Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu. It was taught by Carlos to Carlos's brothers. The art then further developed from that point. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu then became Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. In 1925, the Gracie brothers opened their first school, and jiu-jitsu was made into a more effective martial art and sport known as Brazilian jiu-jitsu. What made this version more effective was the constant exposure of the participants to more real life situations. The rules were to fight without rules. Aikido, judo, and karate are some of the more common martial arts studios that can also be related to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.