In 1915, a world-famous judo fighter, Mitsuyo Maeda, came to Brazil. There, he began to teach and spread Jiu-Jitsu and Judo. At this time, Jiu-Jitsu and Judo were considered the same subject.
The first three students of Mitsuyo Maeda followed and became the first founders of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu today: the Carlos brothers, Helio Gracie, and Luiz França.
These ancestors are the ones who formed and developed today's Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by optimizing the application of the technique, creating new techniques, and building a specific martial art.