In the early 1900’s a Japanese diplomat and Jiu-Jitsu master named Maeda Koma immigrated to Brazil. Maeda taught Jiu-Jitsu to Carlos Gracie, who is the father of our Grand Master Carlson Gracie. During this period of time, Jiu-Jitsu went dormant in Japan. In Brazil, Jiu-Jitsu went through an evolutionary process which improved the efficiency and the effectiveness of the techniques. Jiu-Jitsu’s popularity in Brazil is second only to soccer. Popularized by its incomparable efficiency in self-defense and health benefits Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is in high demand all over the world.
Master Carlson Gracie is considered by experts to be the world’s foremost authority in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, self-defense and Mixed Martial Arts. The oldest son of Brazilian-Gracie Jiu-Jitsu founder Grand Master Carlos Gracie,
Master Carlson grew up on the mat making his debut on the ring at the age of seventeen. With a rich history as a fighter and teacher, Master Carlson Gracie is also known for his deep philosophical approach towards the Martial Arts. Master Carlson’s incomparable skill and high teaching standards have produced an unbeatable team of Black belts who are sweeping the Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts World by storm.