gracie jiu jitsu

In the early 1900’s, a Japanese prizefighter by the name of Mitsuyo Maeda came to Brazil to try to set up a Japanese community.

He was helped out by a prominent local businessman, named Gastăo Gracie and, as the story goes, to show his gratitude, he began to teach Jiu-Jitsu  Carlos, who then began to teach and practice the art with his brothers, including Hélio Gracie.

Then, through the years, the brothers developed their own variations and styles, which came to be known as ‘Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’.

Hélio Gracie (October 1, 1913 – ) started training Jiu Jitsu when he was 14 years old and moved into a house shared by his older brothers who taught it.

He is the founder and a master of Gracie Jiu Jitsu, later known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ.

Career highlights

1932: Submitted Antonio Portugal in 30 seconds
1932: Submitted Karate Sensi
1932: Draw with Fred Ebert
1932: Submitted Namiki
1933: Submitted Antonio Portugal
1937: Submitted Manuel Rufino
1950: Draw with Yasuichi Ono
1950: Draw with Yasuichi Ono
1951: Draw with Kato
1951: Submitted Kato by choke
1951: Submitted Miyake
1951: Submitted Wladak Zbyszko
1951: Defeated by Masahiko Kimura
1952: Defeated by Valemar Santana
1957: Defeated by Adema Santa

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