In 1914 one of the best and most famous students of jigoro kano – mitsuyu maeda found himself in brazil. he had already mastered the art of judo but to make himself an even greater fighter, he practiced different forms of jiu jitsu. maeda was known throughout the world as one of the best martial artist that existed during that era. the japanese newcomer received settling-in support by a local brazilian businessman called gustavo gracie. Maeda wanted to repay gustavo’s family in some way and offered to teach his older son – carlos gracie the ways of the traditional japanese jiu jitsu.