[h2] [/h2]BJJ has its origins in Judo, which was started in 1882 in Japan by Jigoro Kano. By this time, martial arts had all but been jilted up by the Japanese, and the rare who did work seemed down on by the world.
Mitsuyo Maeda was one of the Kano’s students, who went on to become known as the head of the Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
Maeda traveled the world, after mastering his art in Japan, accepting challenges from boxers, savate fighters, boxers, and various martial artists before landing in Brazil on November 14, 1914.