BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU HISTORY

 

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a revolutionary martial art that has its foundation in traditional jiu-jitsu and evolved into a distinctive form about 75 years ago. In 1914 a japanese count, Mitsuo Maeda (In Brazil known as count Koma literally "The count of combat") immigrated to Brazil. While there he was assisted by a brazilian politician named Gustao Gracie who helped him establish a japanese colony. To repay all the favors that Gustao granted him, Mitsuo promissed to teach Carlos Gracie (Gustao's son) the secrets of Jiu-Jitsu when Carlos Gracie mastered the art, he started to experiment with his new abilities, not only did he train with his master but he also used what he learned in the streets to defend himself, in life and death situations. Carlos Gracie began to modify the traditional japanese art into a reliable method of defeating any opponent. The over-riding problem that Brazilian JiuJitsu evolved to answer was "What is the best way to defeat a stronger and larger opponent without having to rely on brute strength? " Today, Brazilian JiuJitsu is revolutionarizing the martial arts world. Teachers of traditional styles are forced to acknowledge the effectiveness and simplicity of the art. Learning this style gives a student access to the best techniques in the world to defeat larger, stronger opponents through joint manipulations, chocking techniques and controlling movements. Brazilian JiuJitsu students are the most confident, have higher self steem, and have better ability to defend themselves in real life situations.