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  1. Mitsuyo Maeda ,[1] a Brazilian naturalized as Otávio Maeda ,[2] was a Japanese judōka and prizefighter in no holds barred competitions, also being one of the first documented mixed martial artists of the modern era for he frequently challenged practitioners of other martial arts and combat sports.

  2. Apr 9, 2023 · Mitsuyo Maeda (1878-1941), also known as Conde Koma, was a Japanese martial artist and one of the most influential figures in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) development. He was a direct student of Jigoro Kano, the founder of Judo, and played a pivotal role in the global expansion of Judo and Japanese martial arts.

  3. May 11, 2017 · USAdojo. -. May 12, 2017. Mitsuyo Maeda was born in Funazawa Village, Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture, on November 18, 1878. He attended Kenritsu Itiu high school (currently Hirokou – a Hirosaki school). As a child, he was known as Hideyo. He practiced sumo as a teenager, but lacked the ideal build for this sport.

  4. Oct 27, 2018 · An extraordinary man who’d traveled the world, Mitsuyo Maeda found his way to Brazil in 1914. He soon developed a relationship with a Brazilian politician whose sons you’d have to have heard of: Carlos and Helio Gracie. At the time, Carlos, the elder, was fourteen.

  5. Mitsuyo Maeda (前田光世, Maeda Mitsuyo?), conhecido também como Conde Koma (Hirosaki, 18 de novembro de 1878 – Belém do Pará, 28 de novembro de 1941), [1] foi um judoca japonês, naturalizado brasileiro como Otávio Maeda (pronúncia em português: [oˈtavju mɐˈedɐ] `). [2]

  6. Nov 9, 2021 · How Mitsuyo Maeda viewed jiu-jitsu. Surviving quotes by Grandmaster Mitsuyo Maeda, also known as Count Combat (Hirosaki, 1878 – Belém do Pará, 1941), are pretty hard to find in old Brazilian newspapers. That’s due in great part to the fact that he died when the Asian martial arts weren’t all that popular in the Brazilian media.

  7. Sep 23, 2014 · The Japanese Mitsuyo Maeda arrived in Pará at a time when this immense Brazilian state was at it’s highest and most prosperous period. It also coincided with a period of heavy Japanese migration to the Amazon, which must’ve helped Maeda in his decision to remain in Belém, the state’s capital city. The Maeda family.

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