History of the Martial Art
The Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is a martial art that has been developed in Brazil since the 1920s. It is with the arrival on the new continent of Me Misuyo MAEDA, a traditional Jiu-jutsu practitioner and pupil of the Kodokan, that the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu was born. Me Otávio Misuyo MAEDA who obtained Brazilian nationality trained the first practitioners of the GRACIE family. The latter have constantly evolved this discipline in order to obtain the present form. Many practitioners have since marked this discipline which keeps evolving.