This new system would be tested on the streets of Brazil as well as in no-rules competitions, where it was pitted against other martial arts styles. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu proved to be consistently dominant in these contests. Today, most of the world knows Gracie Jiu-Jitsu by its more generic name, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Styled after a Judo variant that focuses on ground-based defense, a combination of wrestling, submission holds and chokes are learned and used. While Maeda did have other Brazilian students that developed their own variants of his Judo and Jiu-Jitsu method, the Gracie lineage has proven to be the most notable over the past 100 years.